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Misunderstanding all you hear
3 July 2010
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MeanMrsMustard
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What are some crazy things you've heard instead of the actual lyrics? 

For me, the first time I heard "And Your Bird Can Sing," I thought the line "and your bird can swing" was "and your bird can scream." So that's what I sing when it comes up on my mom's iPod.

a-hard-days-night-john-3

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3 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

What are some crazy things you've heard instead of the actual lyrics? 

For me, the first time I heard "And Your Bird Can Sing," I thought the line "and your bird can swing" was "and your bird can scream." So that's what I sing when it comes up on my mom's iPod.

a-hard-days-night-john-3

 

I always used to mess up "Helter Skelter" and "Why Don't We Do It In the Road", what with all the yelling, you can't really understand what's going on a-hard-days-night-paul-11 Other than that, and the "being born" debacle, I think the Beatles enunciated pretty well. a-hard-days-night-george-7

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3 July 2010
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Well other than She Said She Said, which is still bothering me because the more times I hear it the more it sounds like belong, I'm Only Sleeping has a line I've always gotten wrong. "Running everywhere at such a speed," I always thought was "grumbling everywhere at such a speed," but I suppose they both work.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
3 July 2010
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I always had trouble with the lyrics of I've Got a Feeling, in Paul's screaming bit. I know them now, but I had no idea what he was saying, ahaha

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3 July 2010
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Well at the ending of I Am the Warlus i always hear "Everybody smoke pot,everybody smoke pot" instead of "Everybody's got one,everybody's got one" :D

And the banker never wears a mac in a pouring rain… Very strange…
3 July 2010
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I've heard a bunch of people say that, kadikas! Mostly on YouTube, though. 

On a semi-related topic, I recently got an e-mail message from an idiot claiming that "the Beetles" were putting backwards messages into their songs. Of course, the only "backwards message" I've heard is at the end of "Rain!" (Also in the middle of "It's All Too Much," but I don't know what George says. I think it's backwards.) I kind of think that the people who waste their time looking for messages in songs played backwards should stop and start wasting their time looking for messages in songs played forwards! But that's just me. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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12 July 2010
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Years ago, I thought that John was singing in Norweigan Wood:

 

I sat on the rug

Biting my tie

Drinking her wine

 

Made sense to me as he was eating and drinking.

 

george-martin …and George is not amused

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12 July 2010
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As a non native English speaker I misunderstood the lyrics all the time.. but that's normal so I doesn't count. But I've always misunderstood as part of the lyrics (and I've mentioned before I guess) is when John says "Oh" in the middle of Hey Jude!. I always sing that Oh.

Here's the topic where we discussed this.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..-question/

The lyrics I always find impossible to sing (I don't know why) is "Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords". I just can't make my entonation match John's, one day I repeated the line until I got it, but the next day I had totally forgotten how to sing it. I can sing Helter Skelter or Help! without catching my breath, but that damn line is just impossible.

Mh. A Day in Life. Now I think about it, I always sing like "I went downstairs and drank a Coke" (as a soda) instead of "drank a cup". And I *know* it's "a cup".

 

c64 : Was John biting his tie because he was nervous ?? LOL!!!

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She Said, uno mato things in your head, poopy things to be glad

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14 July 2010
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I don't think I'll be borrowing your ears anytime soon, MrBig. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

14 July 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

I don't think I'll be borrowing your ears anytime soon, MrBig. 


 

Dang, that's funny george-martin

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14 July 2010
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"All You Need is Ears." And I like my own.

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14 July 2010
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"Baby You're a Rich Man" – only recently learned that the lyric is not "…tuned to it naturally" but "…natural 'E'"

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
14 July 2010
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"She's not a girl who misses mitch, oh yeah. She's well acquainted with the touch of the hotmail vlinso pain. she undernated sources to the national trust"

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14 July 2010
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MrBig said:

"She's not a girl who misses mitch, oh yeah. She's well acquainted with the touch of the hotmail vlinso pain. she undernated sources to the national trust"


 

ROFLMAOOOOO!!!!!!

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MrBig said:

"She's not a girl who misses mitch, oh yeah. She's well acquainted with the touch of the hotmail vlinso pain. she undernated sources to the national trust"


Then what is happiness? 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

27 July 2010
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And if you saw my love, you'd number two.

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27 July 2010
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We're Sarge Hunts Lonely Farts Club Band, sit back and let the feeling roll

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27 July 2010
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This doesn't count as Beatles, but Paulie's "Helen Wheels" is really hard to make out.

Misheard by me: Zipper world to the last born town and then there was much cannibal boat.

Original lyrics: Said farewell to my last hotel, it never was much kind of abode.

a-hard-days-night-paul-1
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27 July 2010
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"Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC, didn't get to bed last night. All the way the paperback was on my knee, man! I had a dreadful flight."

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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