Did you ever misinterpret lyrics from a song?

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  1. Nujui
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    It's happen to me countless times, has it happen to you though? The latest this has happen to me was when I listened to Persona 4: Reach Out To The Truth.
     


  2. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    Yup. Plenty of times.
     
  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    What was the meaning and what did you think it meant?
     
  4. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I just thought I heard different words, once I look at the lyrics I saw what it meant.

    I think I kept hearing the word "Homo" in it, no idea why.
     
  5. JoostinOnline

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    I don't know if this counts, but it was years before I understood what "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago meant. It's 25 or (2)6 (minutes) to 4(:00AM). The song is about the stress of writing a song.
     
  6. hundshamer

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    Manfred Mann's Earth Band sang a song "Blinded by the Light" where in the chorus it says "Revved up like a Deuce," I used to think he said "Red roped like a douche". I thought it was the nastiest thing...
     
  7. TehSkull

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    [youtube]EUhkN_VLGFg[/youtube]

    I still hear "horny" instead of "hoodie"

    I'm fine with either though, really. [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe88

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    I heard it as
    "Revved up like a Douche"

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Blaze163

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    My dad misheard the lyrics to a few songs over the years (hardy a shock, he's damn near deaf at this point) and when he explained his mistakes to me all I could hear in my head from that point on was the altered lyrics he heard in his head. Examples:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now I, and every other person with decent hearing on this Earth, and indeed anyone with any sense, knows that the lyrics are mostly just 'Call on me' repeated ad nauseum. Evidently there's some sort of word shortage going around, wouldn't want to waste them on genuine lyrics, right? My dad misheard it as 'Corned beef'. And now every time I hear this song all I can hear is a song about corned beef. I bet you can hear it now as well. Enjoy your ruined music [​IMG]

    Incidentally, that's not the only one he ruined. Here's a second.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    This one's not so bad since the lyrics have a little diversity to them, if not any skill. But I swear every since he told me this, all I can hear in the chorus is that he's 'getting deep fried now'.

    Thankfully so far he's only ruined crap songs. But then good songs are so rare these days he's not had an opportunity to attack one yet.
     
  10. Brian117

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    Normally I don't laugh at people who have hearing impairment, but this one I just have to laugh at. After listening to the song then reading the rest of your post, I can now hear the "corned beef". The song does make it sound though like it says corned beef, so I don't blame your dad at all. But it's just funny how he would think somebody made a song just saying corned beef.
     
  11. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Classic Vacant Lot skit:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9_3nQFNy-w[/youtube]
     
  12. Rayder

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    Absolutely. I can't believe what I thought the lyrics to certain songs were, and then looked them up and saw how different they actually were. Disturbed - Remember is one of them. System of a Down - B.Y.O.B is another, for example.
     
  13. Terminator02

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    pretty much every System of a Down song

    also, every screamo song, i misinterpret them all as RAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWRRRRRRRRR, but i can only find lyrics for about half of them anyway

    some really good, specific examples i absolutely cannot remember right now, i think one was an Evanescence song

    also, i thought i was misinterpretting Stupify by Disturbed for the longest time, i thought he was saying "FUCK!" at the end of every line, then i looked it up, and turned out he was, lol
    [youtube]CQBNH3UFEC0[/youtube]

    Edit: also, @Blase, the second video didn't really work because the "getting" actually sounds like "better"... which it actually is, i cannot put the connection in there, but i totally got the first one

    P.S. Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
    Dancin' in the desert, blowin' up the sunshine

    BLASTOFF!!!!



    Edit 9001: Bonus song, i had no freakin' idea what he was saying in the chorus and the end until i looked it up, but it's still one of my favorite songs
    [youtube]BsIXGVOvah8[/youtube]
     
  14. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I'll just leave these right here.
     
  15. SinHarvest24

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    I misinterpret and also i don't really remember lyrics as fast/easy as other people i know seem to. Takes me a really long time to learn an entire song lyrics.
     
  16. Sora de Eclaune

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    [youtube]wFjaoYZ7jlA[/youtube]

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  17. machomuu

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    Yes, I always thought the Yu Yu Hakusho theme song (Smile Bomb) was trying to promote trusting strangers. Whoops.
     
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    [youtube]OjKSlrpOWpw[/youtube]

    Now I actually DO here that everytime I boot up the game.
     
  19. ShawnTRods

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    All the times. A good example would be this:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKlCEUngHB0[/youtube]
     
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