7/13/2022 Misheard Lyrics   Leave a comment

Recently while watching Facebook, I was entertained by a British comedian whose name I can’t remember, and his whole routine was based on mishearing or misreading music lyrics. He was hysterically funny and motivated me to do a little more research on the subject. Here are few samples of misheard lyrics that I’ve stumbled upon and will share with you.

  • “Gladly, the cross-eyed bear” This was taken from an old hymn, “Gladly the Cross I’d Bear”
  • “Dead ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind” from Bob Dylan, “The answer my friend is blow’in in the wind.”
  • “There’s a bathroom on the right.” Creedence Clearwater Revival, “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”
  • “Doughnuts make my brown eyes blue.” Crystal Gayle, “Don’t it make my brown eyes blue.”
  • “Just brush my teeth before you leave me.” Juice Newton, “Just touch my cheek before you leave me.”

  • “Baking carrot biscuits.” Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “Taking care of business.”
  • “I am a pool hall ace.” The Police, “My poor heart aches.”
  • “The girl with colitis goes by.” The Beatles, “The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.”
  • “You and me and Leslie.” The Rascals, “You and me endlessly.”
  • “Midnight after you’re wasted.” Maria Muldaur, “Midnight at the oasis.”

I’m sure this has happened to all of us at one time or another as we cruised around in our car with the radio blaring. Traffic noises mixed with loud rock music and garbled lyrics make for some interesting mistakes. One or two of the ones listed above sound very similar to some I’ve made and there are many more but I’m not listing them. It’s a little embarrassing.

REGARDLESS, LUV THE MUSIC

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