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31 August 2012
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meanmistermustard said

Maybe cake was symbolic for acid?!


"Cake is a made-up drug."

(I hope there are some Brass Eye fans on here. If not, it was a spoof current affairs programme, but the guests didn't realise the joke was on them.)

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14 October 2012
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My sister thought that the nurse in Penny Lane was, "selling bodies from a train,"

A mate of mine also thought that Mull Of Kintyre went, "Mull Of Kintyre, oh me strolling in from the sea, my desire..."

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6 December 2012
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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."


6 December 2012
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How's this for an obscure and unnecessary example?


For years, I was convinced that the line in "Two Of Us" was --


Two of us,

sending postcards,

writing letters,

on the wall.


When the last line, of course, is "on my wall".

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6 December 2012
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Of course, there's Dylan's famous misheard lyric in I Want To Hold Your Hand ("I get high, I get high!") Funny enough, I *never* heard that, it always sounded like "I can't hide" to me, even as a small child. But then, I wasn't smoking pot when I first heard it that way Zimmy was.a-hard-days-night-john-5

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In Strawberry Fields Forever, I always thought the lyric was "No more laughing kids in my tree."  Now I know it's really "No one I think is in my tree." That makes a bit more sense. Sort of.

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

7 December 2012
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I thought the the first line in Norwegian Wood was, "I wanted a girl, or should I say, she wanted me" which kind of made sense. When I found out that it was "once had" not "wanted" it gave the song a whole new meaning.

8 December 2012
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Also, in She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, I thought it was "She said she'd always bid on answers," not "She said she'd always been a dancer."

Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

10 December 2012
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Okay not a Beatles lyric, but it's Paul McCartney and it's almost Christmas so I'm going to post it anyway!


In Once Upon A Long Ago I heard ''Bitches plan, while hand in hand'', which I knew couldn't be right, obviously. 

So I just googled the actual lyrics and it's ''Nature's plan, went hand in hand''. Ah, that makes a lot more sense actually.

10 December 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8LOL, that's funny.

In Happiness Is A Warm Gun, I always hear "Down to the bitch that I left uptown," so every time I listen to it I have to think for a couple seconds and figure out what the actual word is.

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In "Eleanor Rigby" I always thought Father McKenzie wiped the "death" (symbolically) from his hands as he walked from the grave. I just recently discovered it was "dirt". A little less poetic, but makes more sense.

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The "wiping the dirt from his hands" in Eleanor Rigby can be taken, and has been, to reference Father McKenzie wiping away any blame or guilt he felt or was attached to him over Eleanor's death.

Dont know if its been said above but another misheard lyric from Eleanor Rigby is "picks up her eyes in the church...".

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