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10 June 2012
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The Walrus said
Not "stupid git"?

"Get" is the more accurate Northern slang and also rhymes with "cigarette" in the earlier line.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

10 June 2012
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I always heard "I Call Your Name, but you're not there. Was I to blame for being a bear?"

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

11 June 2012
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Ben Ramon said

fabfouremily said
In Hapiness Is A Warm Gun, I always thought John was saying 'and cursing the walls around me', I only found out a short while ago that he's saying 'cursing Sir Walter Raleigh'. I now struggle to say the lyrics properly as 'the walls around me' is imprinted on my brain. Not good. a-hard-days-night-john-2

That's In "I'm So Tired." But yes, it does sound rather like that! Genius line though, quintessential John to curse the tobacco pioneer as a "stupid get" for inadvertently fuelling his late-night cigarette compulsion.

 

 

 

Yes, that even. I was singing HIAWG, you see. So, that's what I typed, it happenes a lot. 🙂

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

16 June 2012
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At the end of A Day In The Life, when some people think it says "Never to be any other one" or something like that, when I was little, I thought it said "Never to be Annie" which freaked me out since 1) I thought a ghost was in my CD player and 2) my nickname is Annie. Let's just say I didn't take that very well and started crying my eyes out....

11 July 2012
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From "I Call Your Name"...

Real lyric: Was I to blame for being unfair?

Misheard: Was I to blame for being a pear?

12 July 2012
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ahdn_paul_06 jajajaja that's too funny!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

12 July 2012
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I thought that he was saying: was I to blame for being a bear?

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

16 July 2012
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My parents tell me that I thought "they're gonna crucify me" was "they're gonna goosey-fly me". Makes us all laugh at how blissfully ignorant we are as toddlers.

 

For some reason, I have memory of "Paperback Writer" being thought of by me as "Pickle-Back Writer". I'm not sure if I always knew the title, but considering I have hated pickles all ym life, I don't think it was a joke.

Mr. Octopus Mustard is a mean old man, but if you give him your money (he's saving up to buy some clothes), he'll let you into his garden. His sister Polythene Pam, who came in through the bathroom window, takes him out to see Her Majesty, and he always shouts out something obscene, usually related to how she's so heavy and yet he wants her, with the net result that, if things go well, he'll have to carry her weight a long time. Mr. Mustard's friend is Maxwell Edison, the Sun King (people tend to say "here comes the Sun" when he arrives), who says "I know you, you know me, one thing I can tell you is you got to be free." Max nearly broke down and died when Pam told him she didn't need him anymore—there's just something in the way she moves, and oh yeah, she's gonna be in his golden slumbers tonight.

25 July 2012
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Mine, unfortunately, aren't as funny as all of you guys' misheard lyrics--but I shall post them anyhows!

"Here, There And Everywhere": You know the part that says "Nobody can deny that there's something there"? Well...for some reason, I thought it said "Nobody can. Delilah, there's something there", and it ended up taking me close to two years of singing the line incorrectly to realize that it didn't even make sense. Needless to say, I figured it out in the end.

"A Day In The Life": So this one isn't a huge offense--in fact, it's very minor--but the line that says "Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lawwww..." came across as "Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords". Like I said, a subtle and rather humorless mistake.

"Imagine": I know this is technically a solo song and all, but I thought I'd post it here anyways: I figured you guys wouldn't mind. In the part that goes: "Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can? No need for greed or hunger: a brotherhood of man", I could have sworn that the last line said "a brother book of man". What the heck a brother book is, I'll never know--maybe it's some kind of family album dedicated only to siblings? Perhaps I shall make one some day... a-hard-days-night-george-10

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."

25 July 2012
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Dipsy, that A Day In The Life line is "House of Lords".

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

25 July 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said
Dipsy, that A Day In The Life line is "House of Lords".

See? Point proven. a-hard-days-night-george-10

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."

25 July 2012
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Those frere jacques backing vocals still sound to me like Ravi Shankar, even after all these years.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

26 July 2012
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Dipsy said, ""Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lawwww…" came across as "Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords""

 

Why Dipsy, the lyrics are printed right there at the back of the album!  :)

 

(P.S. Sgt Pepper marked the first time that any album featured its lyrics so prominently)

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

26 July 2012
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I thought I read somewhere that Sgt. Pepper was the first time the lyrics were printed on an album period, Into the Sky...?

And as for looking at the lyrics, I didn't even think to do that at the time...(silly Dispy!). Then again, it could just be because I have a weird quirk where I subconsciously challenge myself to learn the lyrics to any and all new songs without using any sort of aid. So my brain must automatically block out my ability to come to such an easy conclusion of discovering the true lyrics: looking at the back of the album! 

Curse my thinking patterns... ahdn_paul_01

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."

26 July 2012
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Dipsy said, "I thought I read somewhere that Sgt. Pepper was the first time the lyrics were printed on an album period, Into the Sky…?"

Yup; sorry I wasn't clearer.

I was just teasing you - I assume that these days when someone hears "A Day In The Life" for the first time, they're not holding the album in their hands but clicking around iTunes.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

26 July 2012
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That would be a shame...I may not have the actual albums, but I've made it a point to purchase hard copies for all of my Beatles albums. Maybe I'm strange, but I like for my boys' music to be tangible. a-hard-days-night-george-10

P.S.: I know you were just teasing me, but I'm stunned myself that I never thought of looking at the lyric book at the front cover of my Pepper CD! I feel rather embarrassed now...(in a silly, laughable way--not a watery-eyed "I-will-now-back-away-slowly-from-all-of-society-and-begin-my-new-life-as-a-hermit" kind of way haha).

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know? I'm just one of those people."

26 July 2012
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I know Dr. Robert (the user) told me when he was younger, he thought I Saw Her Standing There started with "One, Two, Three, F**k!"

"Time wounds all heels."
-John Lennon

28 July 2012
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You can use the word "fork" here, Strawberry...

Thought i mentioned it on this thread before (not that it's anywhere as funny as some of these mistranslations) but up until a year or so ago I thought it was "Little darling, it's been a long cold NORTHERN Winter" instead of "lonely".

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

28 July 2012
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I always thought that in Here Comes The Sun he was saying "Keep it coming". I still sing it that way just becuase that's how I hear it still.

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit

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On Lend Me Your Comb Paul supposedly sings "time has come to run honey but a suger bug its a getting late" but i always hear "sure to f~&k its getting late". Now its 1963 on the bbc so its not but every since fiirst hearing thats what ive heard.

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