02 September 2009

Get off the bandwagon...

...and put down the anvil? Honestly, that is what I thought the Arctic Monkeys were singing in Fake Tales of San Francisco until about a week ago!

Don't ask me why, but I decided to google "get off the bandwagon and put down the anvil" the other day, only to find out that I was not alone. Apparently, loads of people have misheard "get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook." Are you one of them?

I'm usually good at figuring lyrics out. The last time I misunderstood a lyric was when I honestly thought that Madonna was singing, "Last night I dreamt of some bagels," rather than "San Pedro" in La Isla Bonita. However, some people never seem to get lyrics right (like my brother, Howard, for instance). This got me thinking...so, I searched the Internet and came up with a top ten list of Funniest Misheard Lyrics for your enjoyment:

10. Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze, "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"
(Real lyric: "'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky")

9. a-ha, Take on me, "I've recovered from your love of cake"
(Real lyric: "I’ll be coming for your love, ok")

8. David Bowie, Suffragette City, "The smell of fat chicks just puts a smile on my face"
(Real lyric: "This mellow-thighed chick just put my spine out of place")

7. Oasis, Champagne Supernova, "Someday you will find me, caught between a man's thighs"
(Real lyric: "Someday you will find me, caught beneath the landslide")

6. Toto, Africa, "I left my brains down in Africa"
(Real lyric: "I bless the rains down in Africa")

5. Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind, "The ants are my friends, they're blowin' in the wind"
(Real lyric: "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind")

4. Outkast, Hey Ya, "Shake it like a polarbear ninja"
(Real lyric: "Shake it like a Polaroid picture")

3. The Eagles, Desperado, "Desperado, you've been outright offensive,"
(Real lyric: "You've been out riding fences")

2. Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit, "Here we are now, in containers."
(Real lyric: "Here we are now, entertain us," Nirvana.)

1. The Beatles, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, "The girl with colitis goes by"
(Real lyric: "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes")

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