June 26, 2010

Who knew there was a word for this..."Mondegreens"

What are some of your Mondegreens, words that result from the mishearing or misinterpretation of a song lyric, where you have mangled an otherwise good song?

e.g. Elton John's: "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit..." But the Mondegreen was: "She's got electric boobs, her mom has two" ( Benny and the Jets) The "Un"Benny & the Jets.

even more Mondegreens

12 comments:

  1. Barb LewisJune 26, 2010

    60's hit: Groovin' (On a Sunday afternoon)...the words are: "You and me, endlessly."

    I heard : ..."You and me and Leslie..." Hmmm...who's Leslie and why is she/he here?

    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Title & words: (There's a) Bad Moon Rising...

    We heard : (...there's a) "bathroom on the right..."

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  2. AnonymousJune 26, 2010

    Pink Floyd's Wish you Were Here

    Lyrics
    -And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

    Mondegren
    -And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a negro in a cage?

    WTF!!!!????????

    Poster sincerely intends no insult and confesses stupidity

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  3. AnonymousJune 26, 2010

    Silent Night: Round YOUNG virgin

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  4. 1. 1970's Temptations' hit, "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." They sang, "And when he left, all he left us was ALONE."

    My then-10 year-old ears heard ..."all he left us was a LOAN."

    Didn't get that cleared up until I was well into in my 20's ...

    The Lord's Prayer -- Hello be Thy name. Because, who would pray to God without first giving a proper greeting?

    ~Lisa

    2.

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  5. 1) Earth, Wind and Fire's song (I'll Write a Song for You), they sang "My magical mystique" but I heard: "My magic ho must speak"!

    2) The Queen of Soul belted out "Consider me please" in her hit song (Since You've Been Gone), but my no hearing butt thought she said: "Come sit on me please"!

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  6. Too funny...lol HB2!

    My dad swears he heard the song by the Temptations, 'My Girl' as


    ..."talkin' bout magic'....

    I dunno, I think he's the deaf one

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  7. ROFLOL @ HB2

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  8. AnonymousJune 28, 2010

    I'd rather have some of this misunderstandings...at least you could listen to the radio with your family. Now you have Akon telling us she's "nothing like your neighborhood hoe" evidently a complement and Pitbull inviting us all to the hotel room where he is going to serve as our "plumber"....

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  9. For me, my cousin messed this song up for me and now I sing his way.

    Greatest Love of All by George Benson. In the chorus, "no matter what they take from me, they can't take away my dignity."

    We say "they can't take away my christmas tree."

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  10. I heard "Irish industries, that is what we are" for years.




    Of course, it was "Islands in the stream..."

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  11. "Ain't nothing going on but the ritz. You got to have a chain on me if you want to be with me." And the real lyrics were "Ain't nothing going on but the rent. You got to have a J O B if you want to be with me."

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  12. 1. 1970's Temptations' hit, "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." They sang, "And when he left, all he left us was ALONE."

    My then-10 year-old ears heard ..."all he left us was a LOAN."

    Didn't get that cleared up until I was well into in my 20's ...

    The Lord's Prayer -- Hello be Thy name. Because, who would pray to God without first giving a proper greeting?

    ~Lisa

    2.

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