A clearing house of your favorites.
Of “Hark! The Harold Angels Sing” fame?
Don’t you get me started on secular stuff: “Wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night”
In order to avoid a complete derail of “important” topics like contemplating Jesus’ middle name, I’ve started this topic so we can discuss these properly. (To be honest, this is a topic I’ve been meaning to start for a while now.)
Excuse me while I kiss this guy.
Here’s some honest to goodness mondegreens that have tricked me for a time:
As a kid, I was certain that the chorus of “Caribbean Queen” was “Caribou Queen”. To this day, that is still what I hear even though I know what it is supposed to be.
Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy”’s chorus is “she drives me crazy / like no one else”, not what you probably think it is. (I was shocked when I learned what it supposed to be, as were many others I asked. For decades I though it was “her long black hair”)
For a more contemporary example, Lorde’s Royals has a lyric “my friends and I we’ve cracked the code” that I heard as “my friends in Iowa cracked the code”. It kind of made sense; Royals is about poor people living in a shitty place yearning for the riches that hip hop artists brag about, and Iowa has plenty of shitty places with a lot of poverty. (Although not as much as some other states but their names just don’t roll off the tongue as well with the cadence of this verse.)
One from Carnal Knowledge:
“Gladly, the cross I’d bear.” > “Gladly, the Cross-eyed Bear.”
When Jupiter collides with Mars? (Age of Aquarius, right?) that’s my new singalong for that song, thanks!
We’d all die, but what a spectacular way to go.
the comedy website rathergood.com did a bunch of these back in the day, and seem to have converted a couple from flash animations to YouTube videos.
Feelin’, like a ham and mustard shaa-ake