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17 December 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

ScrambledEggs said
I was always so certain that in the opening line to 'A Day In The Life', John sang: "I met the muse today, oh boy."

ScrambledEggs, last night I was reading a book about the Beatles called "All The Songs." The description was about the creation of "A Day In The Life." John Lennon had most of the lyrics written, but he was soliciting wacky contributions from everyone in the studio. Some guy suggested the line "to fill" about the "4000 holes," and "Albert Hall." Something tells me that if you had piped in with "I met the muse today, oh boy," John would have loved it, and possibly rewritten one of the verses. ;-)

That sounds like a wonderful read! 
And thank you, it feels wonderful that someone somewhere on the planet would think that a line I thought of would have been loved by John!

21 December 2013
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I love the fact that I started this thread over three years ago, and it's still going!

I'll add another misheard lyric that I just uncovered recently while jamming with some friends and family, and someone sang a line that quickly became my new favorite:

Another Day
Every day she takes her morning bath
She wets her hair
Wraps a towel around her
As she's headed for the dental chair

After the laughter died down, this was the explanation offered: "Well, yeah, I thought she was going to a dentist appointment!"

Not sure why she'd be going to the dentist in a towel, but, who am I to judge?

Not a bit like Cagney.
3 February 2014
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I had thought that the line, "Keeping an eye on the world going by my window" from "I'm Only Sleeping" was, "Keep it alive, all the world going by my window.  Also, in "Revolution", I'd always hear "But if you go carrying pictures of German *something*".  Until I looked at the lyrics on the back of my White Album poster for "Revolution I", I had replaced the last word with "meow" in my mind because, for some reason, the idea of Lennon singing about the vocalizations of German felines amused me.

4 February 2014
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Sadly I have misheard several lyrics. In Revolution, I thought it was "you tell me that it's evil juice shun" or something like that. In "Come Together" the 'got to be a joker' part sounds like "got to be at yoga". Had to look up they lyrics of Norwegian Wood because I thought the 'this bird has flown' part was 'whispered the phone'. Lastly the "I can't hide" part sounds like "I get high" in I Want To Hold Your Hand.

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4 February 2014
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YouKnowMyName said
Sadly I have misheard several lyrics. In Revolution, I thought it was "you tell me that it's evil juice shun" or something like that. In "Come Together" the 'got to be a joker' part sounds like "got to be at yoga". Had to look up they lyrics of Norwegian Wood because I thought the 'this bird has flown' part was 'whispered the phone'. Lastly the "I can't hide" part sounds like "I get high" in I Want To Hold Your Hand.

Ah, so you made the famous Bob Dylan mistake. a-hard-days-night-george-10

4 February 2014
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YouKnowMyName said
Sadly I have misheard several lyrics. In Revolution, I thought it was "you tell me that it's evil juice shun" or something like that. In "Come Together" the 'got to be a joker' part sounds like "got to be at yoga". Had to look up they lyrics of Norwegian Wood because I thought the 'this bird has flown' part was 'whispered the phone'. Lastly the "I can't hide" part sounds like "I get high" in I Want To Hold Your Hand.

I quite like that. Can see some ad executive trying to arrange that with Apple.

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4 February 2014
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YouKnowMyName said
Sadly I have misheard several lyrics… In "Come Together" the 'got to be a joker' part sounds like "got to be at yoga"…

I love your misheard "Come Together" lyric, "… got to be at yoga, he just do as he please…" Wouldn't that be just like the wiseguy John Lennon, to "do as he please" at the yoga class? Everyone else would be in a "half moon" on their mats, and there would be John, doing "downward dog."

5 February 2014
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YouKnowMyName said
Sadly I have misheard several lyrics. In Revolution, I thought it was "you tell me that it's evil juice shun" or something like that. In "Come Together" the 'got to be a joker' part sounds like "got to be at yoga". Had to look up they lyrics of Norwegian Wood because I thought the 'this bird has flown' part was 'whispered the phone'. Lastly the "I can't hide" part sounds like "I get high" in I Want To Hold Your Hand.

 

I made that Revolution mistake too.

20 February 2014
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Today, I was driving down the highway and the Beatles' "Rock And Roll Music" came on the radio. So, of course, I started singing along with it. Near the end of the song, John Lennon wails a line "So keep a-rockin' that piano." I realized at that moment that I always thought he was singing "Keep a-rockin' that P.I.O." "P.I.O?" What the heck do those initials mean?  I never once questioned what the mysterious acronym "P.I.O." stood for. I've always known that Chuck Berry wrote the song, and I probably just figured it was some obscure inside-joke either by Berry or ad-libbed by the Beatles. Anyway, I tried for few minutes this afternoon to come with a good, reasonable-sounding acronym for "P.I.O.," but finally threw in the towel. I couldn't even come up with anything dirty, for cryin' out loud. But I do like the weird way Lennon forces the word to fit the rhyme scheme. :)

20 February 2014
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^^  You're not the only one. I've just realised that I thought he was saying that, too. Like you say, it doesn't make any sense!

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1 March 2014
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I must say I have had a fair few mishearing of lyrics.

From Old Brown Shoe i thought the line:

"I'll make an early start" was "I'm a movie star"a-hard-days-night-paul-10

 

Also from Paul's That Was Me i though he was saying:

"The same me that's dancing now" when the real lyric is "the same me that stands her now" 

 

There's probably more what i can't remember now. 

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1 March 2014
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"In Spite Of All The Danger, and all that may be.." instead of, "that won't let me be".

1 March 2014
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From Paul's Cafe On The Left Bank the lyrics are:

"Drinking German beer"

but I always perceived it as

"Drinking jam and beer"

Only realised my error when i bought a copy of London Town on vinyl last weekend and was reading the lyrics along with the song. 

 

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4 March 2014
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In Penny Lane (one of my very favorite songs), I just recently found it's not "And the Banker man wears a mac in the pouring rain, very strange' a-hard-days-night-george-10  Cuz' that didn't really make sense - what is strange about a mac in the pouring rain?  But you never know with the Beatles, especially John (who I suspect the song can be attributed more to him than Paul).  Now that I know it's 'never' I can't even imagine how I didn't get it right!

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10 March 2014
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It's not really a misheard lyric, more a case of limited vocabulary. My son Ted's nearly three and loves The Beatles. He's particularly obsessed with Yellow Submarine so we watch it a lot.

The other day Hey Bulldog was on the TV. "Look Ted, it's Hey Bulldog!" I said.
"No Daddy, it's Poodog."
"No Ted, it's called Hey Bulldog."
"No Daddy, it's not, it's Poodog."

So now we've started calling it Poodog. I'm particularly amused by the idea that The Beatles actually might have written, recorded and released a song called Poodog. In the mind of a two-year-old it's not strange in any way.

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10 March 2014
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Joe said
It's not really a misheard lyric, more a case of limited vocabulary. My son Ted's nearly three and loves The Beatles. He's particularly obsessed with Yellow Submarine so we watch it a lot.

The other day Hey Bulldog was on the TV. "Look Ted, it's Hey Bulldog!" I said.
"No Daddy, it's Poodog."
"No Ted, it's called Hey Bulldog."
"No Daddy, it's not, it's Poodog."

So now we've started calling it Poodog. I'm particularly amused by the idea that The Beatles actually might have written, recorded and released a song called Poodog. In the mind of a two-year-old it's not strange in any way.

 

At least your two year old listens to the Beats. So far, I can't get my four year old interested, even with the more "kid-friendly" stuff. I don't want to cram their music down his throat (surefire way to turn it off for him)... maybe he'll be like me and discover them later on when he gets a bit older.

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11 March 2014
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I don't doubt in years to come he'll turn away from all that old stuff, before hopefully coming back to it when his tastes mature. I started sowing the seeds very early, though, singing Yeah, yeah, yeah and Na-na-na-nah to him so he started absorbing the songs. I hate most music made specifically for kids - I'd much rather do it this way.

The other day I was in the car with Ted and my dad. LITSWD came on and I said "Ted, what's this?" He said: "Lucy sky with diamonds and it's John singing." He can do that for a lot of songs now. My dad could barely believe it.

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11 March 2014
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Joe said
I don't doubt in years to come he'll turn away from all that old stuff, before hopefully coming back to it when his tastes mature. I started sowing the seeds very early, though, singing Yeah, yeah, yeah and Na-na-na-nah to him so he started absorbing the songs. I hate most music made specifically for kids - I'd much rather do it this way.
The other day I was in the car with Ted and my dad. LITSWD came on and I said "Ted, what's this?" He said: "Lucy sky with diamonds and it's John singing." He can do that for a lot of songs now. My dad could barely believe it.

That's how I tried to do it, but so far, no dice. Now, if you want to hear an exact rendering of the Special Agent Oso theme from him, no problem.

Guess it's all part of the plan... more or less... (if you've seen Oso, then that line will make sense)

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11 March 2014
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My little brothers love Special Agent Oso. It's OK for a little kid's show.

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Joe said
It's not really a misheard lyric, more a case of limited vocabulary. My son Ted's nearly three and loves The Beatles. He's particularly obsessed with Yellow Submarine so we watch it a lot.

It's not really a misheard lyric, more a case of too big a vocabulary a-hard-days-night-george-10  In 'Let em In', I knew the line was "Auntie Gin", but I always pictured "antigen" in my mind for some reason. 

Half of what I say is meaningless...

And it's making me feel like my trousers are torn

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