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25 September 2009 @ 02:18 pm
lyrics i got wrong  

It turns out the line in “Eye of the Tiger” is not “rising up from the terrors of Elvira” after all. Who knew?

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Lauraskeagsidhe on September 25th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That puts a VERY different spin on that song.
kitmizkit on September 25th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
I always knew that couldn't possibly be what they were saying, but I never had any actual idea what they *were* saying. I just looked it up a couple days ago, but knowing the real lyrics doesn't seem to override the ones I've been singing since 1982...
Lauraskeagsidhe on September 25th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
I know that feeling well! There are a couple songs where I know the *actual* lyrics. I cannot, however, remember them until after the fact when I'm singing along because what I *thought* were the lyrics are firmly engraved in my mushy little brain.
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kit: fanboy_spn_carryonmizkit on September 25th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. :) Here, does this icon help? :)
wednesday childewedschilde on September 25th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
oh you are so cute. :::grins::: ♥♥♥♥

i still don't know who bruce is in "don't bring me down."
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 25th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
(wanders off)

Hmm, OK, no wonder we hear it as Bruce. 'Gruß'?!
wednesday childewedschilde on September 25th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
no idea.... i've been wondering about that guy for YEARS! and why is he such a drag at parties.
Stuartsaetter on September 25th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Someone tried to tell me that the song from Chumbawumba doesn't say, "I get knocked up. Buy an elephant."

I think some people just have hearing problems. ;)

(and you owe me a keyboard that's not doused in coffee)
kitmizkit on September 25th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* At least it's not "I get knocked up by an elephant"? :)
Pamela: Cuidado!jeditigger on September 25th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on September 26th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
That makes me think of a story Bryant used to tell about why his domain name is innocence. :)
All Over The Mapjemck on September 25th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
This kind of mishearing is called a mondegreen

how sad is it that I know that?
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 25th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy'


No, you're not sad at all.
kitmizkit on September 25th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Actually I think of the people I know, I'm least surprised that you know what it's called. :)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 25th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
She probably knows the etymology, too.

(I just knew the word - I'd have to research the etymology.)
desperancedesperance on September 25th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
"They ha' slain the Earl Amurray and Lady Mondegreen."

*gives himself away*

Joopivpiter on September 25th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
You will, of course, need to listen to Weird Al Yankovich's take on that song... The Rye or the Kaiser
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 25th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. One of the famous ones is 'Uh, oh, my ears are alight.'

(Famous, because back in the days when audio cassettes were still used, Maxell made fun of the bad quality of their competitors by having one person apparently thinking that Desmond Dekker's song 'Israelites' has those words in.)
Lady Doomlithera on September 25th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)

Oh my.
Beshterbeshter on September 25th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, Rockband, fixing our lyric booboos. I can't tell you how many lyrics I finally figured out thanks to that game.
madkestrelmadkestrel on September 25th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
I was in my twenties before I knew that Bad Bad Leroy Brown was not carrying a raisin in his shoe, but a razor.

It made sense to me...I'd be in a bad, bad mood too if I had a squishy dried grape between my toes all the time.