All new misheard song lyrics

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by i expect u2 die » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Received TDH. Love it, possibly Frank's finest to date, either that or it's on a par with LIS.

I keep mishearing a lyric that, to me, is up there with 'invisible llama'. It also comes at pretty much the same point: the bridge of the album's second song (The Way I Tend To Be):

You stood apart in my callous tart, and you taught me and here's what I learned.

Another one that I don't think I'm mishearing comes in 'Undeveloped Film'. Pretty sure Frank sings 'I checked it and the film instide sill had a few pictures left. But don't let my OCD ruin what is a beautifully tragic song. It just adds to the rawness...

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by stothy862 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:22 am

In oh brother I keep hearing:
I had a new guitar, you had a trumpet,
Does Ben play trumpet?

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by smithyramfan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:01 pm

Only recently I realised that in Four Simple Words its "On blood, sweat and VINYL we're gonna build ourselves a house" I thought it was "On blood, sweat and BILE we're gonna build ourselves a house"
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Oxon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:43 pm

I always thought it was 'fat romantic slug' in Substitute until my girlfriend told me I was wrong! I still sing slug for my own amusement though. As well as the good old invisible llama, I'm sure most people probably still sing this...

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Oxon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:52 pm

i expect u2 die wrote:Another one that I don't think I'm mishearing comes in 'Undeveloped Film'. Pretty sure Frank sings 'I checked it and the film instide sill had a few pictures left. But don't let my OCD ruin what is a beautifully tragic song. It just adds to the rawness...
You're right on that one, though it might be 'Instide still'.

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by dutton316 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:45 am

I was convinced Time Machine saw Frank pack:
a change of underwear and some packs of trifle
before reading lyric booklet just now.
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by tobefrank » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:45 pm

As I just put in another post in another thread, before I heard the album version of Recovery I thought the line was
"That's the story that I'm sticking to like a southern facing compass"
Googling the lyrics even sometimes shows this too! Either way when I found out I'd seemingly made this lyric up in my own head, I 'pinched' it for one of my own songs. :twisted:
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Ida-Malena » Thu May 02, 2013 9:16 pm

The first times I listened to Recovery I thought he sang "cider and some kind of smelling socks"...
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Craven » Thu May 02, 2013 11:05 pm

In Four Simple Words I hear "I want fans who had to work for their keep" instead of bands.
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Ida-Malena » Fri May 03, 2013 7:27 am

Also, my mouth just want to sing "I know how to care for my guitar and I know how to get laid" in Cowboy Chords...I am so sorry for that haha! ;)
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Leilalei » Fri May 03, 2013 8:50 am

dutton316 wrote:I was convinced Time Machine saw Frank pack:
a change of underwear and some packs of trifle
before reading lyric booklet just now.

Is it not trifle then? Best go and look in the booklet.
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by i expect u2 die » Fri May 03, 2013 1:52 pm

a friend heard me listening to Tale Tale Signs yesterday and said, 'Why did he make scars on his arse?'

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by thatfierycouch » Wed May 08, 2013 3:35 pm

i expect u2 die wrote:a friend heard me listening to Tale Tale Signs yesterday and said, 'Why did he make scars on his arse?'
Haha, yes, I've been hearing "scars on my arse" since I got the album too for some reason. I also thought that in Time Machine Frank went "drinking in Devon in the 1880s", which I didn't bat an eyelid at, assuming that he knew about some iconic drinking scene in 1880s Devon that I didn't.
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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by marowak » Thu May 09, 2013 9:14 am

Not misheard as such ... but every time we listen to 'Four Simple Words' in the car my wife changes the lyrics from

hi ho hi ho hi ho - we're heading to the punk rock show

to

hi ho hi ho hi ho - it's off to work we go .....

i now can't sing anything other than that ....
06 06.3 08.8
07 04.4 11.5 17.5 08.6 10.11
08 28.3 21.04 13.6 06.7 06.9
09 11.1 06.2 21.4 10.10 29.10
10 23.3 16.7 12.12
11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
13 10.1 24.6 11.7 12.7
14 12.2 13.2 14.9 17.12
15 29.1 02.2 13.8 7.11
16 10.12 12.12

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Re: All new misheard song lyrics

Post by Tracy » Wed May 15, 2013 9:12 pm

Every time I hear plain sailing weather I hear

It was a wonderful lie when we were together...

instead of

It was a wonderful life when we were together...

I like it so much I had to nick it for myself! :)
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