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Misheard Lyrics
12 February 2010
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PeterWeatherby
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skye said:Quick question: how can you be a Day Tripper with a one-way ticket?


I used to ask the same question. And you know something? It took me soooo long, but eventually, I found out. Wink

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12 February 2010
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Embarassed Yeah, I know. It came to me at 5 o'clock this morning. Honestly, my head popped off the pillow, "Oh, he was the one night stand!". Of all the problems for my subconscious to be working on, it picks this? Sigh.

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12 February 2010
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skye said: 

Of all the problems for my subconscious to be working on, it picks this? Sigh.


I've seen worse. Smile

I used to lie awake wondering if eventually the two of them got together in the end, because she is described in this song as a "Sunday driver (yeah)", and in "Two of Us", he sings to his beloved, "Two of us, Sunday driving ... on our way back home."  (tongue firmly in cheek, btw)

Now to solve the other riddle: how is it that we can go so quickly from the affirmative "I wanna hold your hand" to the negative "I don't wanna kiss or hold your hand"?  Sends a bit of a mixed message, I think.

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12 February 2010
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That's simple. John and Paul wanted to hold her hand; George didn't.

Ringo's opinion is not known.

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12 February 2010
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George sang one? The others were happy with hand holding but George had moved on to dancing? I'll have to ponder that one a bit longer. :D

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12 February 2010
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Joe said:

That's simple. John and Paul wanted to hold her hand; George didn't.

Ringo's opinion is not known.


I think Ringo's opinion was pretty well implied early on: "Honey, don't."

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12 February 2010
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PeterWeatherby said:

Joe said:

That's simple. John and Paul wanted to hold her hand; George didn't.

Ringo's opinion is not known.


I think Ringo's opinion was pretty well implied early on: "Honey, don't."


Apparently he had a change of heart, "don't pass me by."

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
15 February 2010
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Here a few more misheard lyrics that I've just realized are always nagging at the back of my mind:

1) In "The Devil In Her Heart", I could never make sense of why George sang, "I can't believe that she'll ever, ever go, not when she hurts me and says she loves me so", only to then immediately sing, "she'll never hurt me"

2) Where do you catch "rockin' pneumonia"?  In "Roll Over Beethoven", I was sure George said he caught his "up the ladder".  Watch out for those ladders.

3) Why was Paul so interested in the intelligence of his girl in "Love Me Do"?  You know ... "Someone to love, someone, IQ!"  It didn't make sense to me, lyrically, but who was I to argue with the songwriting team of Lennon-McCartney?

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22 February 2010
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Mwa ha ha! Just try to unhear this: My Baby Donkey

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22 February 2010
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That's great! Thanks for sharing. I do wonder, though, how you find some of this stuff...

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22 February 2010
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I'll just pretend that was a compliment. ;) With this, my siblings and I loved YTMND in high school and I was curious what they had that was Beatle related.

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22 February 2010
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skye said:Mwa ha ha! Just try to unhear this: My Baby Donkey


Hahaha! Oh Skye, you never cease to amaze me. Me and my mum just had a real howl Laugh

...down side is I don't think I'll ever hear that song the same way again!

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22 February 2010
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Here is a lyric that I get confused "Stirring up the dirt" It sounds like he's saying "Stirring up the dead" There's others too, but this is the one I remember right off  Cool

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28 February 2010
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Alissa said:

PeterWeatherby said:

Joe said:

That's simple. John and Paul wanted to hold her hand; George didn't.

Ringo's opinion is not known.


 

I think Ringo's opinion was pretty well implied early on: "Honey, don't."


Apparently he had a change of heart, "Don't Pass Me By."

"I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", but John and Paul ultimately said that "(...) I've been in love before, and I found that love was more than just holding hands"

 

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16 March 2010
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This is not so much a misunderstood lyric; rather, it's a lyric that drives me insane! I refuse to sing along with it! It's from She's Leaving Home.

"Fun is the one thing that money can't buy" ~ ?! ~ Isn't fun one of the things that money CAN buy?!

Omg... "my baby donkey"... I'll never be able to sing Ticket To Ride normally again!! a-hard-days-night-paul-4

16 March 2010
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Ha ha. Yeah, sorry about that.

I guess it's like, "You keep all your money in a big brown bag, inside the zoo. What a thing to do!"?

 

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16 March 2010
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"iCaramba said:

This is not so much a misunderstood lyric; rather, it's a lyric that drives me insane! I refuse to sing along with it! It's from She's Leaving Home.

"Fun is the one thing that money can't buy" ~ ?! ~ Isn't fun one of the things that money CAN buy?!

Omg… "my baby donkey"… I'll never be able to sing Ticket To Ride normally again!! a-hard-days-night-paul-4


 

"Fun is the one thing that money can't buy". I thought money can't buy love? So there are, in fact, at least two things that money can't buy.

I always thought that the lyric in 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' was "I get high! I get high! I get high!" – in a non-drug related way. I still can't sing the song without singing that automatically.

16 March 2010
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You're in good company - Bob Dylan thought they were singing the same, although he was convinced it was a drug reference.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-cannabis/

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28 March 2010
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At the end of " Old Brown Shoe" I always heard  "too loud, turn it down" (just like mom used to say) . Now, searching internet lyric sights, I see it is tu la tura tu.  Still have not the foggiest notion as to what it meansa-hard-days-night-john-3

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30 March 2010
11.32pm
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Again, not a misheard lyric, but a misunderstood one.

"You and me burning matches, lifting latches."

I had always assumed that "lifting latches" meant that they were trying to see if doors were accidentally left open (you know, to find some shelter)... but I recently found out it's Scouse slang. Here's the definition.

Does it have the same meaning all over the UK? Did any Yank or Canadian know that that is what it meant? a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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