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    Default Did I hear that right? (Misheard lyrics)

    Ok, I know we've all done this, especially those of us over a certain age who've spent a wild youth listening to our guys at a somewhat increased volume. I keep MISS-hearing the Boy's lyrics! And I thought it might be fun to share our hearing loss here. Mind you, I know the real lyrics to ALL the songs (of course). These are just ones that caught me off guard.

    Busy Being Fabulous- (the real lyric) "To drink the wine from your winner's cup, to realize your children were growing up.."

    (What I Heard) "To drink the wine from your winner's cup, to realize your children were throwing up.."


    Love Will Keep us Alive- (the real lyric) "Lost and lonely, now you've given me the will to survive, when we're hungry, Love will keep us alive.."

    (what I heard)"Lost and lonely, now you've given me the will to survive, when we're hungry, Doug will keep us alive.."

    Anybody else out there have any?

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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    Many years ago when I first heard "One of These Nights" on the radio, I thought the line "Get you baby one of these nights" was "Hit your baby one in the night" . Now, I know, the Eagles would never sing a line like that.

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    Lol, ticky, good idea for a thread!

    I was happily singing "There's a javelin moon" in 'Somebody' until I looked at the lyrics - made no sense but sounded good! I think I was picturing a very fine crescent moon.

    Another silly thing, to start with, in 'Waiting In The Weeds' I couldn't help singing "While peacocks prutt and stance upon the stage". Weird! And can anyone actually hear Don sing "Proximity an even chance"? I just get "Proxim an even chance", but I forgive him anyway!


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    Me too GEF!

    I always thought that Don sang at Desperado:
    "Oh be my God..."

    But it is "Open the gate"

    Oops
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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    Oh, I've heard many songs wrong - although mine aren't as funny. I've done this before, so I have the list at the ready. Limiting it to Eagles...

    Edited to add: My excuses in italics.

    After the Thrill Is Gone

    Real: You're afraid you might fall out of fashion
    Mine: You're afraid you might fall out of passion
    Hey, if you can fall out of love...


    Business As Usual
    Real: Them sharks out there are lurkin' beneath the curl
    Mine: Them sharks out there are lurkin' beneath the curb
    In the sewer, perhaps?


    Doolin-Dalton
    Real: Then he laughed and said "I'm goin'"
    Mine: Then he left, and kept on goin'
    I didn't realize he was happy about going. lol


    Doolin-Dalton/Desperado Reprise
    Real: The queen of hearts, you say you never met
    Mine: The queen of hearts is safe; you never met
    These desperadoes bring the queen of hearts down.


    Fast Company
    Real: This is your time
    Mine: This is your turn
    Understandable - they mean the same thing!


    Frail Grasp on the Big Picture

    Real: Just to get some snogging done - You're living in a hormone dream
    Mine: Just to get some snuggling done - You're living in a hardcore dream
    Who knew Don was into British slang? As for the hardcore part...

    Real: Nobody's calling them for roughing up the kicker
    Mine: Nobody's calling them, they're rougher and they're thicker
    I'm not good with sports terminology.


    Good Day in Hell
    Real: Truckin', that's all that I've been doing
    Mine: F**king is all that I've been doing
    I think mine is closer to the real meaning anyway...


    Hotel California
    Real: I heard the mission bell
    Mine: She held the missing bell
    Um... a missing part of his soul... (reaching here)

    Real: Then she lit up a candle
    Mine: Then she lifts up a candle
    Perhaps Don is taller than she.

    Real: Her mind is Tiffany-twisted; she got the Mercedes bends
    Mine: Her mind is definitely twisted; she got the Mercedes Benz
    Don's clever word-play did not penetrate my skull.


    How Long
    Real: Out there in that shiny night, with bloodhounds on your mind
    Mine: Out there in that shining night, your blood is on your mind
    Thinking of his own mortality?


    Is It True

    Real: You were hung up; I had a good line
    Mine: You were up front, I had a good time
    I hadn't studied up on 70s slang.


    King of Hollywood
    Real: He's just another power junkie; Just another silk scarf monkey
    Mine: He's just another powder junkie; Just another sex-starved monkey
    Mine makes the King look ever grosser.


    Last Good Time in Town
    Real: Moon come up and the sun go down
    Mine: Men come up when the sun goes down
    Men go out and party at night?


    The Last Resort
    Real: They watched the hazy sun sinking in the sea
    Mine: They watched the hated sun drinking in the sea
    Evaporation?

    Real: You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
    Mine: You can leave it all behind and sail to an island
    I'm not good with geography.


    Life in the Fast Lane

    Real: They paid heavily bills
    Mine: They paid heavenly bills
    Irony. Or so I thought.


    On the Border
    Real: Good night, Dick
    Mine: I'm just sick
    Nixon didn't occur to me because I didn't put the song in context when I first heard it.


    The Sad Cafe
    Real: The clouds rolled in and hid that shore
    Mine: The clouds rolled in beneath that shore
    An ironic reversal of the expected visual? (I'm reaching here).


    Seven Bridges Road
    Real: There is a taste of time-sweetened honey
    Mine: There is a taste of thyme, sweet as honey
    Never mind that thyme is a spice.


    Tequila Sunrise
    Real: When it comes down to dealin' friends
    Mine: When it comes down to bein' friends
    What guy likes to be told by a girl that she wants to be "just friends"?


    Those Shoes
    Real: You can't believe your reviews
    Mine: You can't believe you're refused
    Well, I figured, if she can't get a date when there's desperation in the singles bar...

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post

    After the Thrill Is Gone

    Real: You're afraid you might fall out of fashion
    Mine: You're afraid you might fall out of passion


    Doolin-Dalton
    Real: Then he laughed and said 'I'm goign'
    Mine: Then he left, and kept on goin'


    Fast Company
    Real: This is your time
    Mine: This is your turn


    Frail Grasp on the Big Picture

    Real: Just to get some snogging done - You're living in a hormone dream
    Mine: Just to get some snuggling done - You're living in a hardcore dream

    Good Day in Hell
    Real: Truckin', that's all that I've been doing
    Mine: F**king is all that I've been doing


    Hotel California
    Real: Her mind is Tiffany-twisted; she got the Mercedes bends
    Mine: Her mind is definitely twisted; she got the Mercedes Benz


    King of Hollywood
    Real: He's just another power junkie; Just another silk scarf monkey
    Mine: He's just another powder junkie; Just another sex-starved monkey


    Last Good Time in Town
    Real: Moon come up and the sun go down
    Mine: Men come up when the sun goes down


    The Last Resort
    Real: You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
    Mine: You can leave it all behind and sail to an island


    Life in the Fast Lane

    Real: They paid heavily bills
    Mine: They paid heavenly bills


    On the Border
    Real: Good night, Dick
    Mine: I'm just sick


    Seven Bridges Road
    Real: There is a taste of time-sweetened honey
    Mine: There is a taste of thyme, sweet as honey
    Well Soda, I've got a couple the same ones as you!
    Let somebody love you, before it's too late..


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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Henley View Post
    Well Soda, I've got a couple the same ones as you!
    Me too!! and I thought those WERE the real lyrics *grin*

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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    to all of those. I have a pretty good ear for lyrics and didn't get many of them wrong. One thing I will say however, is I wish they had come up with a better word than 'heavily' in LITFL. Even if they'd repeated 'outrageous' at least it would have made sense.

    On another tack I could never understand the line in Soul Searchin' 'and I sit here and wonder, baby, what we're really learnin''. Until literally five seconds ago when I finally looked it up on GFO I thought it was 'and I sit hearin' one day...' which I really had to twist around for it to make sense.

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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    LOL Soda....I thought the same thing with your HC line!

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    Default Re: Did I hear that right?

    Good Day in Hell
    Real: Truckin', that's all that I've been doing
    Mine: F**king is all that I've been doing
    Soda, on Good Day in Hell I originally thought I heard the same as you. You're probably right that your interpretation is closer to what they would really want to say.



    Life in the Fast Lane
    Real: They paid heavily bills
    Mine: They paid heavenly bills
    I have a pretty good ear for lyrics and didn't get many of them wrong. One thing I will say however, is I wish they had come up with a better word than 'heavily' in LITFL. Even if they'd repeated 'outrageous' at least it would have made sense.
    On LITFL I also heard "heavily" as "heavenly". How would you know. I agree with you Freypower, it isn't the proper use of the word. That's not like Don.

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