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Little Mild
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26 August 2012 - 7.31pm

"She's gonna tell you how to part". I was convinced this was the warning that Harrison issued on his re-working of the Donays track. And then I realised.

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Eilwynn
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27 August 2012 - 4.03am

"Maybe we take a trip to Vienna,

Even dropped a cake in the back."

 

How would you drop a cake?  I don't know.

 

Besides the obvious, literal SPLAT-ing method.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."

- Dr. Seuss

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meanmistermustard

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27 August 2012 - 8.05pm

Eilwynn said
"Maybe we take a trip to Vienna,

Even dropped a cake in the back."

 

How would you drop a cake?  I don't know.

 

Besides the obvious, literal SPLAT-ing method.

 

Maybe cake was symbolic for acid?!

"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)

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28 August 2012 - 12.47am

Dipsy said
 "Now, my advice for those who die: declare the pennies on your eyes" said "Declare the panties on your eyes"

 

I used to think that too.... But then I saw A Christmas Carol, and Scrooge took the pennies off of that dead guy's eyes, and it just connected in my head...

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Joe
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31 August 2012 - 12.55pm

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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31 August 2012 - 2.09pm

Yes i remember Brass Eye, thats where cake came from (bits were repeated on Channel 4 on Saturday night).

"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)

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bikelock28
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14 October 2012 - 2.59pm

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..."

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

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6 December 2012 - 1.02am

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."

 

 

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Funny Paper
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6 December 2012 - 6.30pm

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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DrBeatle
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6 December 2012 - 7.29pm

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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6 December 2012 - 9.01pm

I thought for years the backing in paperback writer were "ravi shankar", still sounds like that nowadays.

"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)

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Egroeg Evoli
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6 December 2012 - 9.19pm

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.

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7 December 2012 - 3.17am

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.

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Egroeg Evoli
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8 December 2012 - 3.47pm

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."

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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9 December 2012 - 11.51pm

"When I get older, losing my head, many years from now"

I still think of it that way and sing it like that because I still hear it that way, and like it better anyways.

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Linde
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10 December 2012 - 12.31am

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.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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10 December 2012 - 12.41am

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.

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

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12 December 2012 - 9.57pm

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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20 December 2012 - 4.44am

I always thought that Paul/John were singing "Give me a bone" in Young Blood.

 

Some other ones from when I was little...

"Can't Bonnie Love?" (And if not, why does Tony Sheridan want her back?)

"Cheesy love with me, and I feel fine..."

"We're all alone and-a nobody else, you still monkey'd your hands to your self..."

"I look at all the lonely people..."

"That ignorance and hate may warn the day/warm the dead..."

"Come, give me dine a hand..."

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meanmistermustard

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20 December 2012 - 11.01am

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...".

"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)

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