Saturday, March 20, 2010

3rd Mondegreens

  1. I used to think Steve Perry was shouting, "CINNAMON GUM!!!" in "Oh Sherry". Instead of the actual "Should've been gone" (from Wendy).
  2. Anyone remember "Le Freak?" Over and over the song repeats "Le freak, C'est chic! Freak out!" I have a friend who used to think it was "Le freak, it's a sheep! Freak cow!" In the 80's song "Fascinated," part of the lyrics are "I'm fascinated by your love, boy." I had an old roommate who thought it was "I'm masturbating with a glove, boy." (from Janet).
  3. Until his late teens/early-20's my husband used to sing "Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul" (instead of "Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul" by the Dobie Gray) (from Tigger).
  4. My SIL's sister thought it was "too late to call the Nye's" instead of "too late to apologize." My kids thought Queen has a chicken song: "We are the chickens, we are the chickens, no time for woosters(sic), 'cause we are the chickens of the world". I kid you not. I know Freddie Mercury is probably rolling over in his grave about now (from JuliaS).
  5. The girl who cuts my hair always tells me stories about her son. He sings the song "Poker Face" as if it were saying "Poke HER Face". But that isn't nice (and he's a nice little boy), so he instead says "Poke My Face". It sounds so unintentionally and innocently dirty, we both crack up laughing (from Fizzlemed).


  1. OH OH OHHHHHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH for the laughs...I'm giggling here and hubby, who's sitting near me in front of his own computer, is confused hi hi...

  2. You mean it's not 'give me the Beach Boys'?

    That means I totally beat Tigger's husband in the length of time spent misunderstanding THAT lyric. I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed of myself!

  3. Like Tigger's husband and Mrs. Higrens, I spent a long time certain that one was "give me the Beach Boys." I think I was in college when I realized I was wrong.