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Misheard Lyrics
2 January 2017
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Until 6 months ago, I always thought it was “I don’t care to march for money” instead of “I don’t care too much for money”. I find that particularly amusing…

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@limitlessundyinglove said
I heard “Jai guru deva ohm” as “Jackaroo day of love”a-hard-days-night-paul-4  

I heard “Aye cruel day of love”

Also when I was younger and I first heard Hey Jude , I thought they were saying “Thank you” instead of “Hey Jude ” during that “na na na” part.

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limitlessundyinglove said
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And the worst of all:

I heard “Jai guru deva ohm” as “Jackaroo day of love”a-hard-days-night-paul-4  

I still sing it that way. ahdn_paul_02

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limitlessundyinglove said
Being a dumb child when I first heard many Beatles songs, I misheard many of the lyrics.  So I thought it’d be fun to share some with you all.

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I heard “only waiting for this moment to arise” as “only waiting for this moment to arrive” […]

 

Oops, I’ve actually thought this was the line until I read your post.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 Thanks for clarifying!

Additionally, I first understood ‘sounds of Arthur’ instead of ‘sounds of laughter’ in Across The Universe which is quite amusing from today’s perspective because I believed it was a reference.

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@Martha wow, I didn’t know George’s ‘do had a sound… a-hard-days-night-paul-4 a-hard-days-night-george-10

And count me in the ‘…waiting for this moment to arrive’ club. This made plenty of sense to nine-year-old me.

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Silly Girl said

And count me in the ‘…waiting for this moment to arrive’ club. This made plenty of sense to nine-year-old me.

Yeah, this made also plenty of sense to *cough* seventeen-year-old me *cough*.

Another rather funny misperception of mine was the line ‘I’m So Tired I haven’t slept a week’ instead of ‘I haven’t slept a wink’ in I’m So Tired . I didn’t know the idiom ‘not sleep a wink’ back then (really great teachers, these four lads – for life as well as for Englisha-hard-days-night-george-10). Somehow, when I found out it wasn’t ‘haven’t slept a week’ I was slightly disappointed because a week without sleep is a bit more impressing, isn’t it?a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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[This message was brought to you by your Automated Grammar-Nazi] @Martha Impressive, not impressing a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 but yeah, not sleeping for an entire week would be extremely difficult.

Speaking of sleepy songs, until quite recently I thought that the line in I’m Only Sleeping ‘Keeping a light on the world going by my window’ rather than ‘Keeping an eye‘. Makes sense to me! ahdn_george_08

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I was seven when A Hard Day’s Night came out and I wish I could tell you how I misheard this lyric – I just listened to it again now – but it took years before I understood the line “So why on earth should I moan”.  I just filled it in with nonsense syllables.

On the other hand, I was sure I knew these words: TWIST AND CHOW! (TWIST AND CHOW!)

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Heath said
I was seven when A Hard Day’s Night came out and I wish I could tell you how I misheard this lyric – I just listened to it again now – but it took years before I understood the line “So why on earth should I moan”.  I just filled it in with nonsense syllables.

I did this exact same thing when I was little. 

Also, not misheard but misunderstood, I thought “She’s got a Ticket To Ride ” meant “She’s got a ticket to go to a place called Ride”

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I was seven when A Hard Day’s Night came out and I wish I could tell you how I misheard this lyric – I just listened to it again now – but it took years before I understood the line “So why on earth should I moan”.  I just filled it in with nonsense syllables.

I did this exact same thing when I was little. 

Also, not misheard but misunderstood, I thought “She’s got a Ticket To Ride ” meant “She’s got a ticket to go to a place called Ride”  

I can still remember my older brothers talking about that one.  1965.  Satisfaction was that year, too.  Things were misheard and/or misunderstood, but they made for great stories.

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Sgt Pepper ‘s edition!a-hard-days-night-john-6

At the end Lovely Rita I first always understood ‘Alla Breve’ instead of ‘I don’t believe it’ which I found rather ironical given that Good Morning Good Morning is next which is definitely not in Alla Breve.

And in Sgt Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise I initially thought John would say ‘five’ instead of ‘Bye’ when Paul counts in to disturb Paul’s counting order.

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I always thought that the end of Lovely Rita was just heavy breathing.

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I always heard it as ‘the news today, old boy’ and it upsets me that it’s actually OH boy because old boy sounds more British to me.

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@Martha said
Sgt Pepper ‘s edition!a-hard-days-night-john-6

At the end Lovely Rita I first always understood ‘Alla Breve’ instead of ‘I don’t believe it’ which I found rather ironical given that Good Morning Good Morning is next which is definitely not in Alla Breve.

I thought it was ‘Leave it’, indicating that they should quit making weird noises now. It wasn’t till quite recently, listening to some sort of backing track of the song, that I realised he says ‘Never believe it’ (I think). My version is funnier, though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

And in Sgt Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise I initially thought John would say ‘five’ instead of ‘Bye’ when Paul counts in to disturb Paul’s counting order.  

Silly Dad informed impressionable nine-year-old me, and I believed for a long time, that he called Paul (or, rather, Faul) a ‘Liar’, because Faul counted four Beatles where there were only three because Paul had died. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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While we’re doing Sgt. Pepper misheard lyrics, I have sort of a weird one that I misheard when I was probably around 7 or 8. So in A Day In The Life the line “Now he knows how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall” I misheard as, “Now he knows how many holes it takes to fill the Alc with hol” like as in alcohol. It made sense in my 7 year old mind.

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I used to think that Paul was singing ‘I’m Fixing A Hole where the rain gets in / And stops my mind from wondering /Where it will go’.  Since the sentence would also make sense like that, I often wonder whether Paul has inserted this double meaning intentionally.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I thought the Beach Boys song Please Let Me Wonder was saying “please let me wander”

kind of a reversal

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I thought the Beach Boys song Please Let Me Wonder was saying “please let me wander”

kind of a reversal  

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But was it super effective?!

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^^^ Eh, well technically it would be if the opponent had the same typing as (the Pokémon in the image) Rhyhorn (Ground/Rock), and the move were Fighting type, as it is. Um, otherwise I’m not sure.

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