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03:56 pm: There Is No Lover Like A One-Eyed God

 
A friend was listening to musac, a song with the line "there is no lover like the one I got." but that wasn't what he heard. What he heard was the line in the Subject.

This amused me to no end.




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From:marycatelli
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Norse myth would beg to differ, since Odin recounts a time when a woman agreed to meet him and instead tied her bitch to the location where they would meet.

Or is it like

`There's nothing like eating hay when you're faint,' he remarked to her, as he munched away.

`I should think throwing cold water over you would be better,' Alice suggested: `or some sal-volatile.'

`I didn't say there was nothing better,' the King replied. `I said there was nothing like it.' Which Alice did not venture to deny.
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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Odin was one-eyed?
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From:justjohn
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
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He was a lot of fun, up until then.
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes. He put an eye in Mimir's pool in return for ultimate wisdom.
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From:marycatelli
Date:February 6th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
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Live journal is not only fun but educational, too!
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
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But he still had a lot of kids...someone must have thought he was fun.

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From:persephone_kore
Date:February 10th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I could see it being like that.

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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Heh. That's like the guy on the TV ad, selling life insurance, who I think must have said, "Your rates won't go up as time goes by", but I heard "Your age won't go up as time goes by". I thought that was quite an impressive claim to make. ;)
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From:justjohn
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
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My favorite recent one was: "So you think that you can chew your mouth off."

It sounded quite challenging and painful.
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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
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lol.
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
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That is funny. I had a friend who thought "I'll never be your beast of burden" (from a song) said "I'll never be your pizza burger." We sang that for years.
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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
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My oldest brother has always been a big Pearl Jam fan. Their song Not For You, I always thought the first lines were something like "restless soul, enjoy your youth. Like my hammer, ..." Years later I found out it was "Like Muhammed...". :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 5th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
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If you google Misheard Lyrics, there are several sites that collect them. Some are very funny.

The oddest one is the wonderful swing song "My dear Mr. Shane" which we all used to sing along with...it doesn't say My dear Mr. Shane at all...it's a foreign language line. Weird!
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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Bei mir bist du schön.... German for, "To me, you are beautiful", I think. Except 'beautiful' is a somewhat poor translation for the awesomeness conveyed by the German schön, if I recall right. I think I had some knowledge of German by the time I tried to listen to what the lyrics were in that song, so I caught the German reference and figured 'bella belle' was probably French, and 'wunderbar' is "wonderful" in German again.
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From:annafirtree
Date:February 5th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Incidentally, that is still one of my favorite songs to sing.
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 6th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
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I love it, too. It's my favorite for dancing.
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From:headnoises
Date:February 5th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
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I STILL hear "Werewolves of Thunder" after the howl in "Werewolves of London."
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From:madkestrel
Date:February 5th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
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When I was a kid, I was absolutely certain that Bad, Bad Leroy Brown had a .32 gun in his pocket for fun and a RAISIN in his shoe.

Which made sense to me because if I had a squishy nasty raisin in my shoe, I'd probably want to beat people up, too.
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From:bojojoti
Date:February 6th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
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My son used to sing "I Met a Warthog" instead of "Under the Boardwalk."
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From:persephone_kore
Date:February 10th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
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My brother would make up alternate lyrics on purpose and sing them. I think converting "I only wanna be with you" to "I only want a beaded shoe" caused my mother to laugh so hard she had to pull off the road to recover. And then there's the parody of "They're Coming to Take Me Away"....
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From:bojojoti
Date:February 10th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I can hear "I only want a beaded shoe." :D
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From:persephone_kore
Date:February 10th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
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I spent a considerable amount of time under the apparently not uncommon impression that the line in "Daydream Believer" was "To a daydream believer, I'm the homecoming queen."

What may be more unusual is that I thought the singer was a woman. And that the song was narrated by a woman named Jean, whom her husband had once considered a white knight, and who shaved her legs every morning with a cold razor. And it sings.

...I still kinda wonder about the singing razor. :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:February 10th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Boy, that one deserves some kind of a prize. ;-)

Maybe the singing razor deserves a story or a musical or something (Sweeny Todd?)

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From:persephone_kore
Date:February 10th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Maybe the singing razor deserves a story or a musical or something (Sweeny Todd?)

While this would hardly seem likely to improve his state of mind, I'm not sure it could really make it worse.
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From:princesselwen
Date:October 24th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
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I remember a story I heard about a kid who went around singing "Jesus, Save Your Pie for Me" (better known as "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.")
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From:arhyalon
Date:October 24th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
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My favorite is: "I'll never be your pizza burger!" (beast of burden) that a friend misheard in high school.

The most famous, I think, is "My dear Mr. Shane." One of my absolutely favorite swing tunes, which doesn't say that at all. It's actually a line in German.
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From:princesselwen
Date:October 29th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
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I remember when I was younger I heard dcTalk's song "Colored People," and I thought the lyrics were "We're colored people and we live entertained / We're colored people and they call us to You."
The actual lyrics are "We're colored people and we live in a tainted place / We're colored people and they call us the human race."
And I didn't understand one line out of Steven Curtis Chapman's "The Great Adventure," until I was eleven or so . . . I just hummed that line because I didn't know the words.
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