Author Topic: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...  (Read 4947 times)

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2018, 11:03:16 pm »
Stranglers in the night.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2018, 09:34:46 am »
I'll just leave this one here....

Legend.

https://youtu.be/0ukn2YT5jeM

What's that he says at the end, "I've got to Land Rover the toy shop"?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2018, 12:43:40 pm »
I shat the sheriff
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Ben T

  • What you saying, then?
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2018, 07:12:39 pm »
Ace of base:

"I always have
Even when it didn't show
I always will
You know that I just want to torch you"

 ;D
I do find that slightly bizarre, I must admit.

Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2018, 05:10:00 am »
Foo Fighters - Pretender
"One of my legs is just like the other"
This was infused into my brain by a work colleague, I don't even know the correct lyrics anymore  ??? ???

lou boutin

  • Les chaussures sont ma vie.
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2018, 08:44:59 am »
The first time I heard....

Arianda Grande No More Tears

I thought the opening lines were....

Don't go singing Die Fledermaus
I'm not cleaning your daughter's house.

(don't ask!!!) although to my defence, or not as the case may be when my boss started wittering on about Arianda Grande a couple of years ago (apropos to his research) I thought he was talking about coffee. 

I also thought Catch Feels was catch fish!!


I have officially turned into my parents.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2018, 12:42:58 pm »
Just out of interest, WTF language is 'Catch Feels' written in?

Is it the same as 'Blurred Lines'? Or is it its own special kind of nonse...?

Asking for a friend.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Ben T

  • What you saying, then?
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2018, 01:09:03 pm »
I also thought Catch Feels was catch fish!!

I think most people did  :)
I do find that slightly bizarre, I must admit.

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2018, 01:34:54 pm »
A Lilac Harry Quinn by Half Man Half Biscuit. As I hate the fact that god is always said to be male.

'...if god had meant for us to work, then I'm sure he she would have given us jobs...'

No much of a change, I'll grant you, but I like it!
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2018, 11:17:21 am »
Yesterday I found myself humming that Peter Gabriel classic, "Hedge Slammer".
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2018, 01:09:30 pm »
Lots of young guys wear corduroy pants
As only a woman can.


From some tear-jerk Lloyd-Webber/A.N. Other song I heard years ago. Those are really the correct words, but normally there's most of two verses between those two lines.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2018, 01:30:44 pm »
My 8 year old was singing 'Dancing Queen' with 'Fried eggs and lights are low' as the first line

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #62 on: November 01, 2018, 09:05:06 am »
Yesterday DJ Random played Janis Joplin singing "Me & Bobby McGee".  I'm afraid I substituted the word "sell" for "lose" in the line "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to...", because of Billy Bragg's "Marching Song Of The Covert Battalions".

And DJ Random played Mr Bragg's fine tune just now :thumbsup:
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2018, 11:49:27 pm »
Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow realised what you've gotta do
I can't believe that anybody sings as badly as Liam Gallagher - but they do

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2018, 01:30:05 pm »
...Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying not to look like Henry Cooper...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2018, 01:08:58 pm »
It seems I have been singing the second line of Hawkwind's "Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke)" wrong for forty years, in that it should be:

Quote
All we de is get screwed up by other people's flaws
And not:
Quote
All we do is get screwed up on other people's floors
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2018, 05:56:12 pm »
That reminds me...

Substituting "washing machine" for "silver machine" in the classic Hawkwind ditty.
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.
Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true. (R. Wilensky)

Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2018, 08:23:20 pm »
If I hear any BeeGees songs, all I can think of is Stevie Riks versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qDZMjN3EOM & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otmq80677V0, etc...
 :facepalm:
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2018, 01:54:21 pm »
That reminds me...

Substituting "washing machine" for "silver machine" in the classic Hawkwind ditty.

Or "I've got/A hole in my jeans"
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2018, 01:13:43 pm »
Meanwhile, at High Noon...

Do not castrate me, oh my darlin'
On this our wedding day
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2018, 09:56:47 pm »
Hedgehogs roasting on an open fire...

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #71 on: December 26, 2018, 10:23:23 am »
Won't give you the unofficial 80s GMP version...
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #72 on: December 26, 2018, 01:21:34 pm »
Hedgehogs roasting on an open fire...

<cackle> :thumbsup:

Duly pinched.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

professor palindrome

  • Sex at noon taxes
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #73 on: December 26, 2018, 03:26:35 pm »
Kangaroo Roll          (King of the Road.  Inspired by dreadful diction)

Whoops there goes another Lavatory Pan      (Same reason as above)

I've a baby in one hand and a pain in the udder     (Carole King's accent)

Can I believe the magic of your SIZE  /  and will you still love me tomorrow?     (Actually undetectable but I've told lots of people  ...  )

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: Songs you always sing the wrong words to...
« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2018, 05:14:24 pm »
Not quite in the original sense, but when a song uses the word "eyes" it can be educational to substitute "nose", e.g.

When I look into your nose
I see my destiny.


...

Can't take my nose off you.


Etc. Other organs may also yield interesting results. Or not.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.