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This Is Always Fun: Misunderstood aka Mis-Sung Lyrics

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A new list has been put out of the 23 funniest misheard song lyrics, along with the actual lyrics, to allow us to compare and contrast. As a kid, I was guilty on more than one occasion of messing up, i.e., “misunderstanding” song lyrics. Some lyrics are still a mystery to me even now: what the heck is the lead singer from Manfred Mann saying in “Blinded By The Light”? “Wrapped up like a dooshen to the rumor in the night”???? No. it’s “Revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night.” Thank you, Google. A few modern classics make this current list, including Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit “Living On A Prayer.” The Misheard lyric is “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.” The correct lyric is “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” made the list, too. People mishear the lyric “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane” as “Got a lot of Starbucks lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.” Fleetwood Mac’s “Say You Love Me,” from their classic 1977  “Rumors” album has the following misheard lyric: “I’m begging you for a little sip of tea” when the actual lyric is “I’m begging you for a little sympathy.” Hey I knew that one…cuz I’m old 🙂

John Young



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