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    I remember an interview with Jesse Colin Young on NPR years ago talking about "Get Together". He heard Dino Valenti's version with the line "When the wind that left us here" -he misheard it and sang " When the One that left us here", which l think is a much more powerful lyric.

    Anyway, kind of a cool story.

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    Another cool story...around 1983 l heard an Italian version of 'Get Together' on KBCO in Denver and never forgot about it. When the internet came along l emailed 'contact' on his website to ask about it. His wife Connie wrote me back and said, "Jesse has no idea what you are talking about". So l did some poking around and found a guy who had blogged about it, and got him to send me an mp3. I forwarded it to his wife and Jesse wrote me back a nice email thanking me and swore up and down he had no memory of recording it.
    So that was pretty neat. It is all over YouTube now but it wasn't at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post
    I remember an interview with Jesse Colin Young on NPR years ago talking about "Get Together". He heard Dino Valenti's version with the line "When the wind that left us here" -he misheard it and sang " When the One that left us here", which l think is a much more powerful lyric.

    Anyway, kind of a cool story.
    The following line "returns for us at last" makes a lot less sense if it's the wind. And the two main sources of Googled lyrics both have "one."
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    The Dino Valenti version that I found on YouTube doesn’t use either word: he sings “When that which has left us here returns for us at last.”
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    Wow, l guess Jesse misheard it twice! He said it was "wind".

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post
    I remember an interview with Jesse Colin Young on NPR years ago talking about "Get Together". He heard Dino Valenti's version with the line "When the wind that left us here" -he misheard it and sang " When the One that left us here", which l think is a much more powerful lyric.

    Anyway, kind of a cool story.
    I've always heard it as "the One who left us here." The wind returning makes no sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    I've always heard it as "the One who left us here." The wind returning makes no sense at all.
    Even worse, when I first heard it when it was a hit in 1969, I thought the second line was "returns for her sad last."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    I've always heard it as "the One who left us here." The wind returning makes no sense at all.
    If you are referring to the Youngbloods' version, yes, he does sing "the One".
    I agree if he heard "wind" that makes no sense.
    But Valenti's line "When that which has left us here returns for us at last" scans horribly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteranof1000psychicwars View Post
    But Valenti's line "When that which has left us here returns for us at last" scans horribly!
    It really does…it sounds as if he were saying “That witch has left us here”!
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    Got a whole buncha misheard lyrics from Moon Safari - We Spin The World.

    Quote Originally Posted by misheard
    Sitting on cloud, making yolks to the crowd
    Quote Originally Posted by original
    Sitting on cloud, making jokes to the crowd
    Quote Originally Posted by misheard
    The road to the goal is what matters, what now we're taking on
    Quote Originally Posted by original
    The road to the goal is what matters and now we're taking off
    Quote Originally Posted by misheard
    Sunshine sheeple, you carry the wind
    Quote Originally Posted by original
    Sunshine people, you carry the wind
    Quote Originally Posted by misheard
    We spin the world around, with love and fate
    Quote Originally Posted by original
    We spin the world around, with love and faith
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    The Revealing Science of God
    Quote Originally Posted by misheard
    Talk to the sunlight collar
    So some will move a distant smile
    Quote Originally Posted by real
    Talk to the sunlight caller
    Soft summer mover distance mine
    Both actually make equally as much sense. xD Ahh, the good old Jon Anderson babble!

    UPDATE:
    some misheard lyrics from The Fountain Beyond the Sunrise by Kyrie Eleison. Their lead singer had IMHO one of the most bizarre foreign English accents I've ever heard.

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    Engine muss of eternity veritable, veritable...
    Quote Originally Posted by real
    Enigmas of eternity buried somewhere, buried somewhere...
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    During my first listening of Machine Messiah I was gonna assume they were singing:
    "The mindless search for a hire..."
    Until the next part came along: "...controller"
    I was like: Oh! A higher controller!
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