I was ruminating the other day on the topic of misheard lyrics, spurred along by hearing a little AC/DC on the radio. A good friend of mine, who shall remain nameless to preserve her dignity, thought that You Shook Me All Night Long was actually:
“You….showed me ALL I KNOW…”
She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, and she showed me all I know. Isn’t that nice?
Then I laughed recently over listening to a Pearl Jam live show where Vedder reveals that Mike McCready (aka guitar wizard for Pearl Jam) thought that the actual Kiss lyrics were, “I wanna rock and roll all night, and part of every day.” That sounds about right. Just part of every day.
Finally, what is UP with Blinded by the Light? Wrapped up like a doucher in the roamer of the night? I am too lazy to even look that one up online and see what Manfred Mann is really singing in their rendition. Plus, I like my version better anyways.
You can also check out Am I Right: Making Fun of Music One Song At A Time. A ton of funny misheard lyrics. Ha! And I just laughed out loud because if you check by song, the number one song with misheard lyrics is…..Blinded By The Light. Looks like I am not alone in my bewilderment.
Another well-designed misheard lyrics site is available at Kiss This Guy, after everyone’s favorite Jimi Hendrix celebration of purported man love.