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    ^ Don't worry. The actual lyric doesn't make any more sense than that.

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    ^ It's "Purple Wolfhounds," right? Or am I mishearing it too?

    Just looked it up, and it is. Definitely makes about the same amount of sense

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    I think bullfrogs woulda been better! [emoji23] lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudShark22 View Post
    I think bullfrogs woulda been better! [emoji23] lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Genesis - The Knife
    Gabriel sings: Martyrs of course to the freedom that I shall provide
    What I heard: Others of course share the freedom that I shall provide
    In the rendition of "The Knife" by (name of tribute band I forgot but a link was posted to PE), the lead singer sings "Marchers" instead of "Martyrs."
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post

    "When Tookie's stoned, Tookie lies" (the first line of Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane). Like, wow, ok man.
    I always thought the line "Your eyes may look like his" was "Your eyes may look like ears."
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    And then there's Peter Gabriel's "Games without Frontiers" where the backup singers are singing the French translation of the title, "jeux sans frontičres," but it sounds more like "she's so funky, yeah."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czyszy View Post
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    I don't use the cr@pple shit....
    Wise choice!
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    Chris Squire sang "Silently falling..." I heard it as "Sundays are boring". A friend of mine heard "Chalet before you". I think I like both of them equally.

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    Speaking of Silently Falling...
    I heard:
    The edge will reflect the pool
    It was actually:
    Or in the end you'll reflect the pool
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    I heard Bon Jovi sing: "You need a love Band-Aid."

    It was actually: "You give love a bad name."

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    "Marlins come out of the sky and they stand there..." Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snikle View Post
    ^ It's "Purple Wolfhounds," right? Or am I mishearing it too?

    Just looked it up, and it is. Definitely makes about the same amount of sense
    "Wolfhound" is apparently a term for a British fighter jet. Not sure why they'd be purple, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    I heard Bon Jovi sing: "You need a love Band-Aid."

    It was actually: "You give love a bad name."
    I still maintain that in another song he is singing "Bad Venison".

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post
    I still maintain that in another song he is singing "Bad Venison".
    LOL your love is like Bad Venison!

    Classic!
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    Not prog but pop. However, I responded to this song and video:



    In this manner:

    Who is Blackie Elder?

    Is he a character in Twilight, or the UK's equivalent of it? That's what his name sounds as if it is, and writing a song about a Twilight character fits in with LDP's style. He must be a big crush for young women, to have a song like this about him. Somebody told me that he was a cousin of Lady Mondegreen, and Lesley. Is that true?

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    There is still an argument about a line in Your Move (Yes). I have always heard "Send an instant comment to me". So have a lot of other people. Many years later I hear it is "instant karma". I remember a guy at the Yahoo Yes group getting all bent out of shape when I said it was "instant comment". As you might remember, the lyrics are not made available on the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llanwydd View Post
    There is still an argument about a line in Your Move (Yes). I have always heard "Send an instant comment to me". So have a lot of other people. Many years later I hear it is "instant karma". I remember a guy at the Yahoo Yes group getting all bent out of shape when I said it was "instant comment". As you might remember, the lyrics are not made available on the album.
    I think I always believed it was comment until I saw the printed lyrics in a Yes songbook. "Instant Karma" makes sense in conjunction with the "Give Peace a Chance" quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post
    "Bingo Jet With A Light On" (Jet Airliner by Steve Miller),
    I think "Big Old Jed Had a Lighter" was the more common interpretation.

    Two from my childhood:

    "Don't Nobody Got No Mr. Roboto"

    "Give in to Gargamel" (AC/DC - Giving the Dog a Bone)

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    In my head it's always "she got a big old va#&@a."

    But speaking of SMB (even though they aren't prog) I used to think the one line was "shoot the children with no shoes on their feet" when it's actually "shoe the children."
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    Speaking of politically incorrect mishearings, in Martha and the Vandellas' "Jimmy Mack" Martha Reeves sings "Hear me, hear me, Jimmy," which I always heard as "Hit me, hit me, Jimmy."
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    Robert Wyatt in "Alifib": "full of baloney"

    (The actual lyric makes even less sense, of course.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad 2 the Bone View Post

    "Don't Nobody Got No Mr. Roboto"
    That is fucking awesome
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    The old man of the house briefly forbade listening to a radio station after hearing Steppenwolf Pusher Man. I guess "Goddamn the pussy man" was just too much pimp hate for him. When those Cactus guys on Bedroom Mazurka from the Cactus 'Ot n Sweaty album started yelling "bad rooster sucker" the threat of censorship popped up again.

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