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Lady mondegreen... 
15th-Oct-2012 10:23 pm
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There this one song that I love, love, love, but even though I know the singer's actually saying "the clocks are on strike" (probably referencing Auden's poem 'Funeral Blues'), I always hear "the clucks are on strike". And it makes me giggle, almost every time. I just get this vision of Gonzo, Camilla and the other chickens, refusing to go on stage. Does anyone else have lyrics they persistently mishear? Did you discover your mistake yourself or was there someone else there to point it out?
15th-Oct-2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
It wasn't until I was a teenager I realised Elton John was singing 'Hold me close, my tiny dancer'. I'd always heard 'Hold me close, don't tie me down, Sir.'

It think my lyrics is better, and makes sense.

I realised my error when I realised the song is, in fact, called 'Tiny Dancer'....

Get Back by the Beatles still sounds, to me, like 'Jojo was a man who thought he was a woman, but he was another man'.
16th-Oct-2012 06:53 am (UTC)
Heee, your Elton John example is adorable. I will always deliberately mishear it as "hold me closer Tony Danza" thanks to some comedy show.
18th-Oct-2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Jojo didn't think he was a woman, but Sweet Loretta Martin certainly did.
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