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AnneNR   

This is a new fav of mine via Phil Block on Pinterest concerning what he thought for so long were the lyrics of GATW:

 

For years I thought it was weird that (EC/Raspberries) sang that a girl told him to "Please Go Away" I mean come on Eric...  we're guys...we'd just lie (about what happened).  Felt a little foolish when I realized later it was "Please GATW."  :lol:

 

Hey, Cayennegirl --

 

You think that was bad ??  Until recently when I looked up the actual lyrics after seeing the Mike Douglas show performance of GATW ---  I was slightly embarrassed to realize that between the background refrain that the guys we singing ( ... Baby Go All The Way) with the overlay of Mr. Carmen singing ( ...Pleeeaassee go all the way )  that what I was hearing was "Please, Stacey Go-oh A-way-ay-ay ), as if it were a moral struggle directed at one lady in particular.   Kinda like when Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sang about "Dawn, go away, I'm no good for you" type of thing.

 

The correct lyrics make better sense --- LOL!!!  way better sense. :P :P :P

 

AnneNR

 

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AnneNR   

Willie Nelson's song "On The Road Again"

 

" . . . On the road again -
        Just can't wait to get on the road again.
        The life I love is making music with my friends

        And I can't wait to get on the road again.
        On the road again . . . "

 

and what I heard was . . . .

 

      " On the road again -
        Just can't wait to get on the road again.
        The WIFE I love is making music with my friends

        And I can't wait to get on the road again.
        On the road again " 

 

What I heard definitely put a different perspective on what the song was all about!!  :wacko: 

 

 

AnneNR

 

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Duane   

Willie Nelson's song "On The Road Again"

 

" . . . On the road again -

        Just can't wait to get on the road again.

        The life I love is making music with my friends

        And I can't wait to get on the road again.

        On the road again . . . "

 

and what I heard was . . . .

 

      " On the road again -

        Just can't wait to get on the road again.

        The WIFE I love is making music with my friends

        And I can't wait to get on the road again.

        On the road again " 

 

What I heard definitely put a different perspective on what the song was all about!!  :wacko:

 

 

AnneNR

 

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Anne...maybe you heard the Waylon Jennings version and he was talking about Jessi Colter "making music with my friends"... :)

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Had a friend who thought the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" was "Take the back right turn"

 

I thought CCR's "There's a bad moon on the rise" was "There's a bathroom on the right"

 

And "Do the hustle" was "Do the hacksaw"   (What kind of dance would THAT be?)

 

RMW

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AnneNR   

In the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John on the Captain Fantastic album,   does this change the meaning much??

 

Correct lyrics :

     "...And I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river
         Clinging to your stocks and bonds, Paying your H.P. demands forever
         Coming in the morning with a truck to take me home..."

 

...and what I heard was ...

     "...And I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river
         Clinging to your stocks and bonds, Paying your H.P. demands forever
         Coming in the morning with a trunk to take me home

 
. . .  truck  or  trunk  --- he'd still be deceased either way (!???) :huh:
 
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ter2   

Funny topic - I see someone already posted CCR's "Bad moon on the rise" as "bathroom on the right" - I always sang it as "there is a baboon on the right" (I was so confused by that song!)

Also, " Barbara Ann"  - went to a dance, looking for romance

I sang it as went to a dance, looking for a MANce - that didn't work so well, either....

Lastly, "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" - I don't want to spoil the party, so I'll go. I would hate my disappointment to show...

I sang it as "I don't want to spoil the party, so I'll go.  I would hate my "little pointer" to show...."  HUH??

 

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Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant."

Correct lyric: "She lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband, Ray, and Fasha the dog."

What I heard: "She lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband, Ray, and five chili dogs."

:o

Cheryl

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James   

When Eric's COH album came out, my sister Dee Dee was 11 years old. I remember playing "Hey Deanie" for her, and telling her that Eric was singing "Hey DEE DEE won't you come out tonight.........".

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