Throwback Thursday: Sharing Misheard Song Lyrics From Our Youth
JStew & Cori here for Throwback Thursday.... We wanted to know: Growing up, what song did you think you knew the lyrics to, only to find out you were totally wrong?
JStew: There's a line in 'You Shook Me' by AC/DC that for years, I heard as, "She's got the cyclist's eyes, telling me no lies..." Of course the line is "sightless eyes", also known as boobs. But cyclist's eyes made sense to me, because she had such bangin' American thighs. I thought could only come from intense cardio/muscle training. I finally had to look it up online. Not that I ever really thought my version was right, I just couldn't figure out what the real words were for the life of me. Yes, I am that dumb.
Cori: A guy I once worked for thought the part in Magic Carpet Ride that says "I looked around, lousy candle's all I found" was actually "a thousand camels' all I found." Now I can't hear anything but that when I hear it!
When I was a kid, and Vanilla Ice came out with Ice Ice Baby, I was so convinced that the opening line was "Stop! Grab a rake and listen" that I actually had dance moves-in which I would grab a rake-incorporated to the dance routine my friends and I came up with for it. I had no idea, until I was in my 20's, that it's "Stop, collaborate and listen."
Fun fact: Misheard lyrics are actually called Mondegreens and you can read the backstory on that right here. So, let's take a look at all your Mondegreens, shall we?