Monday, June 4, 2007

Misheard Lyrics, Vol 2


More lyrics existing solely in my befuddled head.

Rush - "Free Will"
What I Hear/Say
I will choose a bathysphere
I will choose free will

Actual Lyrics
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose free will


R.E.M. - "Near Wild Heaven"
What I Hear/Say
And I don't know how much longer I can take it
Just give me a board I'll break it

Actual Lyrics
And I don't know how much longer I can take it
House made of heart break it


See Volume 1 here.

6 comments:

Beth said...

Someone landed on my blog last week with this Google classic:

pulling mussels from michelle

Misreading even the lyrics on the back of that Squeeze CD.

Splotchy said...

Poor michelle, she never gets to keep any of her mussels.

The mind boggles that they got "mussels" correctly rather than thinking it was "muscles".

Tanya Espanya said...

My favourite one:

Whatcha doin' in Quebec?
You should be dancin', yeah!

instead of:

Whatcha doin' on your back?
You should be dancin', yeah!

(Bee Gees)

Splotchy said...

tanya, I love that Quebec line!

It's so great they should use that in tourism ads.

Johnny Yen said...

My personal contribution to misheard lyrics:

The Spinners, I'll Be There

Misheard lyrics: "This is our fourth in a row"

Actual lyrics: "This is our fork in the road."

Blondie, The Tide Is High

Misheard lyrics: "The tide is high/But I'm old enough."

Actual lyrics: "The tide is high/But I'm holding on."

I discovered #1 the first time I heard the song on headphones from an ipod. #2 was when I overheard my stepdaughter singing along with it a couple of weeks ago.

Splotchy said...

Dammit Mr. Yen, now I'm sure I'm going to sing "I'm old enough" whenever I hear that song.