Misheard lyrics

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Postby Melaszka on Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:09 pm

heartofdavid wrote:
Melaszka wrote:Can anyone enlighten me as to what the real lyrics of Cover Me with Flowers are? Logically I know he can't be singing "Let the earth dry your hair", but that's what I keep hearing!


You're not far off, lol.

Hold your head up sonny boy
Let the earth dry on it


Thanks for that, heartofdavid.

I obviously have an obsession with the coiffeur's art, as I also used to think that the line "Young boys try their hand" in Waterfront was "Young boys dry their hair"!

There's no love in this virgin eggroll...

There's no love in this luncheonette, well...


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Postby Cheery Cherry on Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:28 am

LMAO...Oh God, this is so hilarious! I love this thread. New Romantik, please post more!

New Romantik wrote:What I always thought the lyrics were:
Their cutting and we sweat.
And there's always someone here.

The actual lyrics:
The cottage is windswept.
Now there's only sorrow here.

(I swear I don't no how I could mishear that...)

Fall In Love With Me, my misheard lyrics:
Someone has-a taxes
Searching for si-er-ial
I am nearing under ground
We looked alot like you
Work is done, they're taking sail
Deliver expectations down

Actual lyrics:
A summerhouse in Texas
Searching for Siberia
Pioneering underground
We looked a lot like you
Now work is done, the table set
Deliver insufficient sound
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Postby New Romantik on Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:31 pm

Thanks for aknowledging me!!! :lol:

I had no idea what he was saying in those songs, so my brain naturally adjusts to the closest thing...Only until I look up the lyrics have I the vaguest idea that I was wrong...lol

"Art Of Parties" Misheard Lyrics:
Once I was young
Once I was small (makes sense)
Now I'm losing all the edge of my nerves
(That's not funny, but it's what I thought the lyrics were...)

Also, everytime in "Art Of Parties" when David sings, "this time", I thought he was saying, "Distant." Figure that one out...


"Swing" Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me when the world is gone
Tell me when the day is through
And I'll drive safely inside my car
Taking candles in Africa

'Shake it' someone gets to hear
I know just what- (couldn't even understand it)

We all know the real lyrics so I don't think I need to post them...

I'm walking young and strong
But just a little tooth thing, ah
Maybe happy buy I haven't a clue
To this life...

(And instead of "Cling to me" I heard "Claim to be")

"Communist China"
Your skin, weinstein said I should
Clinical bodies won't do...

Communist China
Communist China
Take forever
Somebody Wrong
All that gloss in your face
Call it new propoganda...
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Postby Sylvian's Beard on Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:42 pm

'Another pickle heads for sunset'

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Postby Burnsjed on Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:30 am

Some of these 'interpretations' of Sylvian's lyricas are hilarious.
Maybe moving not far from when he grew up at the age of 12 allowed me to understand his accent better, but unfortunately I don't have any funny misheard lyrics to share.
Either that or I haven't bothered reading them to discover the correct lyrics!
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Postby Pocket Dragon on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:22 pm

Sylvian's Beard wrote:'Another pickle heads for sunset'

Life in Tokyo


And I thought the next line was, "No other crowded desk will do. They're only building some houses, why should I care?" :lol:
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby inkinthewell on Sun May 02, 2010 8:05 am

From 'The Rabbit Skinner':
"Only lichen on beaches"
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby untitled on Sun May 02, 2010 11:15 am

Manafon

"They tell the kids to lower their voices
And pretend that they are owls"

I have to say, I prefer my version :wink:
I found the way, by the sound of your voice.
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby Tim91 on Mon May 03, 2010 7:14 pm

inkinthewell wrote:From 'The Rabbit Skinner':
"Only lichen on beaches"
Lichen on Beaches.jpg

haha darn! so that's not the line? :smt005
that's what I heard
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby tulipmania on Tue May 04, 2010 10:18 am

From "The ink in the well"

"The lights of the ashes smoulder through hills and dales,
bitterness shown on the face of the homeless"

From "Every colour you are"

"A family man, his patients tried, to put him in a home


I think i need my ears syringed.
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby tulipmania on Mon May 10, 2010 9:54 am

Big wheels in shanty town

At the end of the song DS sings a couple of vocal lines.

I can never work out what they are. It sounds like....

"Dolphin faced in the car,
birthday of time"
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby Melaszka on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:14 pm

I suppose someone's going to tell me that the opening lines of "Obscure Alternatives" are not:

Love's incentive's unstuck
Regular frogs comply
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby Quiet Visitor on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:27 pm

Melaszka wrote:I suppose someone's going to tell me that the opening lines of "Obscure Alternatives" are not:

Love's incentive's unstuck
Regular frogs comply


Yes, they aren't. :wink:
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby Quiet Visitor on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:44 pm

Well, actually I haven't read all posts when I became a member of this forum, so I didn't know this funny thread. I also have my story of misheard lyrics. I bought the 12" version of Nightporter long before I got the CD-version which contains the lyrics of this song. But because I loved that song so much, I tried to write the lyrics and of course made some serious mistakes.

"Well, wonder again
How close they are wept,
The shower from the rain
Longing to touch of places, we know we can hide
The weed of a role that can hold so much pleasure inside"

turned out to be

"We'll wander again
Our clothes they are wet
We shy from the rain
Longing to touch all the places we know we can hide
The width of a room that could hold so much pleasure inside"

:oops:

Well, to defend myself I have to say I put some questionmarks in my diary and after all I'm Dutch...
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby inkinthewell on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:11 pm

Quiet Visitor wrote:"The weed that can hold so much pleasure inside"

I wonder what you were thinking about, QV? :smt033

Nice version anyway. :D
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