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2 May 2013
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Gerell
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bubba said
On Drive My Car for years I thought it was "I told the girl like a star on her way." Then I saw the lyric in a songbook "I told the girl I could start right away." Which makes more sense.

In I Want To Hold Your Hand I still say that the lyric is I Get High. I have never heard it as I Can't Hide, which is a stupid lyric. And what would it have to do with them supposedly not having been introduced to marijuana. Like you cannot be high on a girl?

which made realise that there was more than one innuendo in the song [Drive My Car]. I Want To Hold Your Hand pretty much sounds the same to me [I can't hide], though I might on loudspeakers.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
21 May 2013
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I used to hear "I've got arms that long to hold you" in From Me To You as "I've got all night long to hold you," but then I realized that it couldn't be "night," so I thought it was "I've got all good long to hold you," which makes no sense. I figured out the real words much later.

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27 June 2013
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my little cousin thought that Eleanor Rigby was Ellen and Rigby, and in Strawberry Fields Forever, I thought it was 'nothing to get hum about' instead of 'nothing to get hung about', and 'no one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high alone' instead of 'high or low', and in Maggie Mae I always thought it was 'she never walked down light street anymore' instead of lime street and then 'tis a part of Liverpool, dirty turned me to, shoot box and a week there was my pay' and I never really understood it but apparently it's 'to the port of Liverpool, they returned me to, two pounds ten a week, that was my pay'ahdn_george_06

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28 June 2013
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Typical misheard lyrics from "Penny Lane":

"In the boring rain…" (in reality it's "In the pouring rain…")

"Real music is made by real people playing real instruments using own creativity and skills."
29 June 2013
6.54am
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In Magneto and Titanium Man, I always thought it was I need a titanium man, but it's magneto and titanium man. I don't understand how I didn't get that one. 

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit
16 September 2013
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Hi! I'm new to the forum, and I read through every post in this thread to make sure that my "misheard" lyric had not already been, uh… discussed to death. In the song "Love You To," George (supposedly) sings "Love me while you can… before I'm a dead old man"… Well, as a kid, I would play and sing along with Beatles' songs, and I had an official Beatles' sheet music book that listed that lyric as "Love me while you can… or I'll get a plan"… So, for years that is what I heard George singing. It sounded like a credible declaration; George was gonna get a plan, if all else failed. I thought it might be Liverpool slang, like when you're not particularly happy about something, and you threaten "Well, I'll just get a plan." It made about as much sense as the title to the song, anyway.

If anyone else misheard this lyric, please let me know. If not, well… I'll get a plan.

17 September 2013
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Aww you went through the whole thread? Here are a few apples for you, sir! apple01apple01

I've heard people say they've heard that before (though not necessarily on here), so you're not alone.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

17 September 2013
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Thanks for the apples, fabfouremily. I will gladly take them, considering this sad story from my past: I was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania back in the late 60s/early 70s. Capitol Records had a manufacturing plant in Scranton then, and they were being kept busy cranking out Abbey Road discs. I had a friend in school whose dad owned a local printing company. They got the contract to print up the green apples that were being slapped on every Apple record. My friend invited me to go down to his dad's printing company, just a short distance from my home, and pick up for free an entire sheet of green Beatles' apples with no track listings printed on them; just bare, beautiful green Beatles apples like you have just given me. I was a huge Beatles fan, and I can't remember why, but I never took him up on the offer. What was I thinking? What a stupid get! Well, I'm not turing down your generous gift, so thanks again! :)

Now to slap this thread back on track, I should point out that the same official Beatles' sheet music that printed "Or I'll get a plan…" also had this misprinted lyric from "She Said, She Said:" "She said… who put all those things in your hair"… I never could make much sense of that, but I figured it was an abstract, hallucinogenic image from Lennon's imagination. But I always wondered why he didn't go for the obvious rhyme "I swear, who put all those things in your hair"…

17 September 2013
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Lucy in the Sky with Stars said
I've got a few…

in Birthday, I always thought they were singing "Yes, we're going to a garden party."

But it's "Yes we're going to a party party."

Another is  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Always thought they were singing "With a couple of kids running in the yard, while Desmond and Molly joke."

But it's actually, "With a couple of kids running in the yard Of Desmond and Molly Jones."

 Me too
 
 

Polythene Pam

Well you should see her in drag, she looks like a hag

instead of
Well you should see her in drag dressed in her polythene bag

"She's the kind of a girl that makes news in the world" —Like being famous for something all over the world. 

instead of
"She's the kind of a girl that makes the News of the World" 

Come Together 

Wonky finger

 instead of 

Monkey finger

Happiness is Warm Gun

The man in the crowd with the multi-colored mirrors of his heart melts

instead of 

The man in the crowd with the multi-colored mirrors on his hobnail boots.

Eleanor Rigby

All the lovely people—when I was really young

instead of

All the lonely people

Strawberry Fields 

No one I think is in my dream

instead of

No one I think is in my tree

17 September 2013
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Another is  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Always thought they were singing "With a couple of kids running in the yard, while Desmond and Molly joke."

But it's actually, "With a couple of kids running in the yard Of Desmond and Molly Jones."

 

I LOVE that! – "while Desmond and Molly joke"!  Too funny.

I recently just discovered that I had been singing A Hard Days Night wrong for ALL these years!!!  I'm still shocked, but anyway…I always thought the words were "so why I love coming home, cause when I get you alone…." but of course it is "why on earth should I moan, cause when I get you alone…"  paul-mccartney

 

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

18 September 2013
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In "Across The Universe" jai guru deva sounds like *jack-a-roo day of love* to me.

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20 September 2013
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Bungalow Bob said
Hi! I'm new to the forum, and I read through every post in this thread to make sure that my "misheard" lyric had not already been, uh… discussed to death. In the song "Love You To," George (supposedly) sings "Love me while you can… before I'm a dead old man"… Well, as a kid, I would play and sing along with Beatles' songs, and I had an official Beatles' sheet music book that listed that lyric as "Love me while you can… or I'll get a plan"… So, for years that is what I heard George singing. It sounded like a credible declaration; George was gonna get a plan, if all else failed. I thought it might be Liverpool slang, like when you're not particularly happy about something, and you threaten "Well, I'll just get a plan." It made about as much sense as the title to the song, anyway.

If anyone else misheard this lyric, please let me know. If not, well… I'll get a plan.

 

I heard ''Love me while you can..you're a little man'' Which I knew it didn't make sense of course, but I always forgot the right lyrics.

20 September 2013
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Bungalow Bob said Hi! I'm new to the forum, and I read through every post in this thread to make sure that my "misheard" lyric had not already been, uh… discussed to death. In the song "Love You To," George (supposedly) sings "Love me while you can… before I'm a dead old man"… Well, as a kid, I would play and sing along with Beatles' songs, and I had an official Beatles' sheet music book that listed that lyric as "Love me while you can… or I'll get a plan"… So, for years that is what I heard George singing. It sounded like a credible declaration; George was gonna get a plan, if all else failed. I thought it might be Liverpool slang, like when you're not particularly happy about something, and you threaten "Well, I'll just get a plan." It made about as much sense as the title to the song, anyway. If anyone else misheard this lyric, please let me know. If not, well… I'll get a plan.

  I heard ''Love me while you can..you're a little man'' Which I knew it didn't make sense of course, but I always forgot the right lyrics.

Linde, "You're a little man," and "Before I get a plan" work just as well for me as George's official lyric of "Before I'm a dead old man." And while we're at it, what is up with that title? "Love You To"… Instead of the obvious "Love To You." It actually sounds to me like George might have distractedly scrawled the title on a demo cassette, and carelessly flip-flopped the words… and then John Lennon saw the mistake, and said with a cackle "Keep it that way, it's brilliant!" I'm such a Beatles' fan; that's how I judge just about everything they did. The lyric "Before I'm a dead old man"… that's so bad… that it's good. ;-)

21 September 2013
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In Here There And Everywhere I always thought that Paul said

"And when she's beside me I need mental care"

I thought it kind of worked since when this was released they were starting drugs and all so I went with it.\

 

Truth be told it was just yesterday that I found out I was wrong a-hard-days-night-george-10

22 September 2013
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likedreamersdo16 said
In Here There And Everywhere I always thought that Paul said

"And when she's beside me I need mental care"

I thought it kind of worked since when this was released they were starting drugs and all so I went with it.\

 

Truth be told it was just yesterday that I found out I was wrong a-hard-days-night-george-10

That is really funny.heart

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
22 September 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Agree!  The "mental care" is funny!!! :)   :)   :)   apple01

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

23 September 2013
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In Lovely Rita I always thought that Paul sang "Got the bill and read to pay it." Which makes sense since you had to read the bill to pay it, but recently I found that it is "Got the bill and Rita paid it" 

 Yeah let the girl pay the bill. a-hard-days-night-george-10

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.
23 September 2013
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BBCSessions1963 said
In Lovely Rita I always thought that Paul sang "Got the bill and read to pay it." Which makes sense since you had to read the bill to pay it, but recently I found that it is "Got the bill and Rita paid it" 

BBCSession1963, I had a problem with Lovely Rita's very next line. I could read the lyrics on the back of the album "Took her home and nearly made it"… But I was too young and naive to "get" the phrase "made it," when it came to those sassy sisters sitting on the sofa. I thought Paul was just contradicting himself when he said "Took her home, I nearly made it"… "Well, which was it," the young naive me thought to myself; "Did you take her home, or nearly take her home?" I stlll liked the song, though. And the light bulb finally went on about that clever line. :)

23 September 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

BBCSessions1963 said
In Lovely Rita I always thought that Paul sang "Got the bill and read to pay it." Which makes sense since you had to read the bill to pay it, but recently I found that it is "Got the bill and Rita paid it" 

BBCSession1963, I had a problem with Lovely Rita's very next line. I could read the lyrics on the back of the album "Took her home and nearly made it"… But I was too young and naive to "get" the phrase "made it," when it came to those sassy sisters sitting on the sofa. I thought Paul was just contradicting himself when he said "Took her home, I nearly made it"… "Well, which was it," the young naive me thought to myself; "Did you take her home, or nearly take her home?" I stlll liked the song, though. And the light bulb finally went on about that clever line. :)

 

Love that story. Thanks for sharing.

I'm still wondering how much I have left to "get" from the Beatles songs. I hope it is a lot. I love discovering something in them that I hadn't thought about before.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

23 September 2013
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"Took her home, I nearly made it" was taken as a clue for PiD; he was going home [on the night of a studio argument with the other 3], there was a car accident, he died. Sad that nobody thought about the passenger, maybe she survived.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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