Monday, March 29, 2010

9th Mondegreens

  1. I have always thought the lyrics to "She'll be Coming Round the M" were, "she'll be riding 65 horses when she comes." I was very surprised to find out it was "she'll be driving 6 white horses when she comes." I guess it would be hard to ride 65 horses (from Rian)!
  2. When the Goo Goo Dolls released "Name," I had just gotten into birdwatching, so naturally I heard "And now I call them puffins / I never knew their name," rather than "And now we're grown-up orphans who never knew their name." I sang this for years, always thinking that the Goo Goo Dolls were so cool for giving puffins a shout-out in their lyrics (from Ellen).
  3. My college friend and I had 2 dogs, who were best friends as she and I were. One day she said she couldn't go for a hike with the dogs because she had to get Shasta "dick-tipped" -- she meant to say Tick Dipped (from Andrea).



    a site full of misheard lyrics

  2. When I was a kid, we had a tape (yes, cassette!) of Roger Whittaker's All-Time Heart-Touching Favorites, one of which was "Red Roses For a Blue Lady." Not only did I think he was singing about a woman who was *literally* blue, but I heard him sing "and if they do the trick / I'll hurry back to pick / your best wide-open forger wedding gown." I had no idea what "forger" might mean but I pictured a dress with a deep v-neck down to the waist. Turns out he was singing "your best white orchid for her wedding gown."