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Old 05-25-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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does this feature still get updated? i've submitted a few but they haven't appeared on the page at all

here are some:

from Triangle:
"like lovers like lovers like danger, like babies like mangers, but that's where the story begins"

from Let It Ride:
"bust his engines came in flight"

from The Auctioneer:
"sold that horse for a $50 bill"
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Old 05-25-2003, 04:36 PM   #2
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does this feature still get updated? i've submitted a few but they haven't appeared on the page at all

here are some:

from Triangle:
"like lovers like lovers like danger, like babies like mangers, but that's where the story begins"

from Let It Ride:
"bust his engines came in flight"

from The Auctioneer:
"sold that horse for a $50 bill"
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Old 05-26-2003, 12:44 PM   #3
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I also was looking for that thread, I thought DMD3 was the one who started it, but here is my contribution.

From the Watchman's Gone I thought the line "If I gave you a rose buddy, would you bury it in the field", said:

If I gave you a ghost body, would you bury it in the field"

I love the song and have been singing the ghost body line forever.
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:02 PM   #4
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it's not actually a "thread" but there is a link on the main page to it near the lyrics section.

brink, i also thought it was "buddy" in the watchmans gone. i didn't even think it was a "misheard" lyric
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Old 09-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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Shadows: From the mountains in the spring time on a gloomy windy day

From the mountains in the spring time on a blue and windy day

High And Dry: If it wasn't for Long John Silver all of us pirates would've been murdered/martar
If it wasn't for Long John Silver all of us pirates would've been marytres(I didn't even know this word existed until I looked at the lyrics on the 'songs' page on this site. I never would've guessed.)

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Old 09-02-2003, 06:53 PM   #6
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I've misheard some obvious ones. I thought Carefree Highway,was Every Highway. I heard and sang,"she's been lookin' kinda mean,in a snail slow dream and she doughnuts all the way and it's really keen!" (Hey,I was 6 okay?!) Those are the only GL ones I misheard. Thank goodness! Been me! Later!

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Old 10-08-2003, 07:15 PM   #7
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How about naked limbs and wheat thins instead of naked limbs and wheat bins from Pussywillows. Or climb in your window and waltz instead of climbing your windows and walls from Your Love's Return. Also, not so funny, but that good ship and true was abound to be chewed instead of a bone to be chewed. Needless to say, I felt rather embarrassed at each revelation.
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Old 10-08-2003, 07:26 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by Big Blue:
. Also, not so funny, but that good ship and true was abound to be chewed instead of a bone to be chewed. Needless to say, I felt rather embarrassed at each revelation.[/B]

I also had made that same mistake, I just thought he was saying "a bound" in an English accent or something. Either one fits just fine to me though.
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Old 01-07-2004, 12:33 PM   #9
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In 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' I always thought the lyrics were "drivin' em' in and tie'in em' down" but just the other day I was listening and could've sworn I heard him say "layin' em' in and tie'in em' down"! My brain is getting all messed up!
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:05 PM   #10
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Very well indeed.
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:00 AM   #11
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In Cold Hands from NY the line "I was optimistic"
Thought it was "I was off to Mystic oh..."

I WAS off!
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:33 AM   #12
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From "Songs The Minstrel Sang" the line: "She almost made it to the friar's gate" I wrongly thought was "She almost made it to the fire escape"!

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Old 01-14-2004, 10:50 AM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Oma:
From "Songs The Minstrel Sang" the line: "She almost made it to the friar's gate" I wrongly thought was "She almost made it to the fire escape"!



"...But the old wooden bridge wouldn't elevate...." <grin>
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:53 PM   #14
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Annie...are you implying that there may be a double meaning to that old wooden bridge line????
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Old 01-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #15
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Oma! I'm shocked!

Are you trying to imply that My Pony Won't Go over that old wooden bridge?
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Old 01-14-2004, 04:20 PM   #16
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quote:Originally posted by Oma:
Annie...are you implying that there may be a double meaning to that old wooden bridge line????

Well let's just say that Gord's lyrics are often open to, um, interpretation - one of the joys of his music.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:06 PM   #17
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Everybody knows that if there is double meaning to be found in a song from that era, it is about drugs, not sex... maybe sex that was the result of drugs.
As for misheard lyrics, I believed for some time (until I looked up the written lyrics online) that the line in "Bitter Green" "Kneeling in the churchyard in the autumn mist" was actually "Long inside the churchyard, he lies there in the mist". I think I was trying to make it sound more like the earlier line "Lost upon the ocean he died there in the mist". Also, I'm not entirely this song is a love song in the traditional sense. Yes, I know it mentions the words "kiss" and "hand", but the loyally waiting for her master bit, and the idea that the hero of the song may or may not be a sailor? That's Odysseus and Argos, right? This song is about dog, isn't it?
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:29 PM   #18
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Oh, heavens! I think you're right, powers/o/a/o.

I'd always thought it was about a prostitute.

Just shows the way my mind works.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:00 PM   #19
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i thought songs the minstrel sang was "his name was dean and his shop was clean" and "the old wooden bitch wouldn't eleavate" also i used to sing "every hiney" as a kid for carefree highway, one other one to add is on seven isle suite; "you seem to think because she got chicken mcdough your in luck"
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Old 01-27-2004, 08:54 PM   #20
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quote:Originally posted by endlesswire78:
i thought songs the minstrel sang was "his name was dean and his shop was clean" and "the old wooden bitch wouldn't eleavate" also i used to sing "every hiney" as a kid for carefree highway, one other one to add is on seven isle suite; "you seem to think because she got chicken mcdough your in luck"


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Old 02-04-2004, 02:53 PM   #21
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I think this is a misheard lyric. Or am I hearing it right?

From Seven Island Suite: "Brothers will desert you when you're down and $h!t-out-of-luck."

If that is the actual lyric, I like it, honestly, because it's the darn truth.
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:32 PM   #22
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that's it i think. not misheard at all!
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Old 06-18-2004, 08:05 PM   #23
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i thought old Dan's records was old dams records.
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:37 AM   #24
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
In 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' I always thought the lyrics were "drivin' em' in and tie'in em' down" but just the other day I was listening and could've sworn I heard him say "layin' em' in and tie'in em' down"! My brain is getting all messed up!


It depends on the version you're listening to. If I remember right, he sings it the first way in one version and the second way in another. Maybe I'm thinking of the UA version, vs. the Gord's Gold version.

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Old 06-19-2004, 10:41 AM   #25
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The worst, most embarrassing example of a misheard lyric I've ever heard originated from my two sons when they were quite young. They heard Long Thin Dawn as Long Thin Dong. They stared at me in amazement as I sang along with the CD, thinking their straight-laced mother would never sing a song like that!

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