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When we sing songs played on the radio, CDs, or other media devices do we really know all the words? Come on, really? Ever been embarrassed by singing with friends and you all sing different lyrics? So who’s right? Some of the artists are at fault here because they can’t be understood totally. Wouldn’t it be fun to see what other people think the lyrics are to popular songs? Isn’t it a great feeling to laugh out loud?

 Okay, let’s just do that.

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The following are bits and pieces of song lyrics that people have managed to mess up in a funny way.

They’re called “mondegreens.” 

All my luggage, I will send to you.
Actual lyric: All my loving, I will send to you.

Are you going to starve an old friend?
Actual lyric: Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
(Simon & Garfunkel)

A weenie wack a weenie wack a weenie wack.
Actual lyric: Wee-ooh wim-o-weh. Wee-ooh wim-o-weh.
(Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”)

Baby come back, you can play Monopoly.
Actual lyric: Baby come back, you can blame it all on me.
(Player “Baby Come Back”)

Baking carrot biscuits. 
Actual lyric:Taking care of business.
(Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin Care Of Business”)

Tape it to a biscuit.
Actual lyric: Taking care of business.
(Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin Care Of Business”)

Bald headed woman.
Actual lyric:More than a woman.
(Bee Gees)

Four-legged woman.
Actual lyric:More than a woman.
(Bee Gees)

Big girl, small fry.
Actual lyric:Big girls don’t cry.
(The Four Seasons)

Big ole Jed had a light on. 
Actual lyric:Big old jet airliner.
(Steve Miller Band)

Pick out Jed from the line-up. 
Actual lyric:Big old jet airliner.
(Steve Miller Band)

The bride bless the day, the dogs say goodnight.
Actual lyric: The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

Bringing in the sheets.
Actual lyric: Bringing in the sheaves.

Carryin’ beans, now we’re sharin’ the same jeans.
Actual lyric: Carribean Queen, now we’re sharing the same dreams.
(Billy Ocean)

Climb every mountain.
Actual lyric: I’m every woman.
(Whitney Houston)

Come and let me tell you ’bout my bed spread.
Actual lyric: People let me tell you ’bout my best friend.
(Theme from the TV Show, “Courtship of Eddie’s Father”)

Come shave my heart.
Actual lyric:Unchain my heart.
(Ray Charles)

Dirty deeds and the thunder chiefs.
Actual lyric:Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.

Dirty deeds done to sheep.
Actual lyric:Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.

Do a little dance, make a little rum, Italian Ice! Italian Ice!
Actual lyric:Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
(KC & The Sunshine Band “Do A Little Dance”)

Do the lucky lady.
Actual lyric:Dude looks like a lady.

Donuts make my brown eyes blue. 
Actual lyric:Don’t it make my brown eyes blue.
(Crystal Gale)

Every time you go away you take a piece of meat with you. 
Actual lyric:Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you.
(Paul Young)

Ghost man so close to me.
Actual lyric:
Don’t stand so close to me.
(The Police)

Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul.
Actual lyric:Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.
(Dobie Gray “Drift Away”)

Goin’ to the Jack-O-Lantern, gonna get married.
Actual lyric:Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married.
(Dixie Cups, “Chapel of Love”)

Got a lot of lucky peanuts.
Actual lyric:Got a lot of love between us.
(Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons)

Good-bye yellow brick road
There’s a dark cloud inside of the house.

Actual lyric:So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl.
(Elton John)

Ham on rye.
Actual lyric: I’m alright.
(Kenny Loggins)

Hang on stupid.
Actual lyric: Hang on, Sloopy.
(The McCoys)

Happy as a rafter in the market place.
Actual lyric: Happy ever after in the market place.
(Beatles “Ob la di”)

Hold me closer, Tony Danza
Count the head lice on the highway.
Actual lyric: Hold me closer, tiny dancer.
(Elton John “Tiny Dancer”)

Home, where my love lies waiting, Simon, weep for me.
Actual lyric: Home, where my love lies waiting, silently for me.
(Simon & Garfunkel “Homeward Bound”)

Hope the city voted for you.
Actual lyric: Hopelessly devoted to you.
(Grease soundtrack)

How’s about a date?
Actual lyric: Eyes without a face.
(Billy Idol “Eyes Without a Face”)

I can see clearly now the rain has gone.
I can see all life’s fickles in the way
Actual lyric: I can see clearly now the rain has gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
(Jimmy Cliff)

I can’t climb this ceiling any more.
Actual lyric:I can’t fight this feeling anymore.
(REO Speedwagon “I can’t fight this feeling”)

I, I, I, I sing in the light, sing in the light. 
Actual lyric:Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ alive.
(Bee Gees)

I shot the Sheriff, but I didn’t shoot him dead you see.
Actual lyric:I shot the Sheriff, but I didn’t shoot the deputy.
(Eric Clapton)

I wanna die!
Actual lyric:Oh, what a night!
(The Four Seasons, “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)”)

I wanna know
Have you ever seen Loraine?

Actual lyric:I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

I want a new truck.
Actual lyric:I want a new drug.
(Huey Lewis & the News)

I was so mad! 
Actual lyric:I’m a soul man.
(Blues Brothers)

I wonder, wonder, who,
who rode the moo-cow now?
Actual lyric:I wonder, wonder, who,
who wrote the book of love?
(The Monotones “Book of Love”)

I’ll give you diamond Sprite!
Actual lyric:I’ll give you diamonds bright.
(The Yardbirds “For Your Love”)

I’ll never leave your pizza burning. 
Actual lyric:I’ll never be your beast of burden.
(Rolling Stones)

I’m 264 my shirt, 264 my shirt, 264.
Actual lyric:I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt.
(Right Said Fred “I’m Too Sexy”)

I’m a pool hall ace.
Actual lyric:My poor heart aches.
(The Police “Every Step You Take”)

I’m just a squirrel.
Actual lyric:I’m just a girl.
(No Doubt)

I’m not talking ’bout Bolivia.
Actual lyric:I’m not talking ’bout moving in.
(John Ford Collie “Really Love to See You Tonight”)

I’ve been haulin’ ass so long. 
Actual lyric:I’ve been holding out so long.
(Rolling Stones “Miss You”)

I’ve got a new pair of shoes. 
Actual lyric:I’ve got a new attitude.
(Patti LaBelle)

In-a-gadda-da-vita . . . 
Actual lyric:In the garden of Eden, honey.
(Iron Butterfly)
The band, themselves, while drunk in 1968, botched the lyrics, and decided to keep them this way.

I’m the god of Velveeta, honey. 
Actual lyric:In the garden of Eden, honey.
(Iron Butterfly)

Jay, Jay, Jay; Jay you’re cool
Actual lyric:Chain, chain, chain, chain of fools.
(Aretha Franklin “Chain of Fools”)

Jim Dandy ate the red stew
Actual lyric:Jim Dandy to the rescue.
(Black Oak Arkansas)

Jose can you see?
Actual lyric:O, Say can you see?
(The Star Spangled Banner)

Just brush my teeth before you leave me, baby. 
Actual lyric:Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
(Juice Newton “Angel of the Morning”)

Just like a one-winged dove.
Actual lyric:Just like a white winged dove.
(Stevie Nicks)

Knee deep in doughnuts, children at your feet.
Actual lyric: Lady Madonna, children at your feet.
(The Beatles)

Let Milo open the door.
Actual lyric: Let my love open the door.
(Pete Townsend, The Who)

Last night I dreamt of some bagels.
Actual lyric:Last night I dreamt of San Pedro.

Life ain’t nothing but a seven dollar fiddle.
Actual lyric:Life ain’t nothing but a funny funny riddle.
(John Denver)

Life in the Vaseline.
Actual lyric:Life in the fast lane.

Look into my butterflies.
Actual lyric:Look into my father’s eyes.
(Eric Clapton, “My Father’s Eyes”

Looks like tomatoes
Actual lyric:Looks like we made it.
(Barry Mannilow)

Love is a big, fat quivering slug.
Actual lyric:Love is a big, fat river in flood.
(Sting “Love Is Stronger Than Justice”)

Maerzee dotes and dozee dotes and little lamsee divey
a kiddle ee iveetoo, wouldn’t you? 

Actual lyric:Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy,
A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?
(Children’s Song)
The “misunderstood” lyrics here are actually correct. The song is gibberish. It is meant to teach a child enunciate when learning to sing/speak.

Maybe I’ll play cards and be as fast as you.
Actual lyric: Maybe I’ll break hearts and be as fast as you.
(Dwight Yokum)

Michelle, Ma Belle,
Sunday Monkey Play No Piano Song,
No Piano Song.
Actual lyric:Michelle, ma belle,
Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Tres bien ensemble.
(The Beatles)

My woman is Okay-O.
Actual lyric: My woman from Tokyo.
(Deep Purple “Woman From Tokyo”)

A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees,
like Velveeta Cheese.

Actual lyric:A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees,
Black velvet if you please.
(Allanah Myles “Black Velvet”)

Oh my darling lemon pie.
Actual lyric:Oh my darling, Clementine.
(traditional song)

Only the good Tyrone.
Actual lyric:Only the good die young.
(Billy Joel)

Pay for my Chrysler.
Actual lyric:Paperback writer.

Take the back right turn.
Actual lyric:Paperback writer.

Please relieve me – let me go. 
Actual lyric:Please release me, let me go.
(Englebert Humperdinck)

Pretty Woman, won’t you lick my leg.
Actual lyric:Pretty Woman, won’t you look my way.
(Roy Orbison)

Red, red wine, steak, lobster meat.
Actual lyric:Red, red wine, stay close to me.

Return da Zenda.
Actual lyric:Return to sender.
(Elvis Presley)

Reverend Bluejeans.
Actual lyric:Forever in blue jeans.
(Neil Diamond)

‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy. 
Actual lyric:‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.
(Jimi Hendrix)

Searching for my lost singer from Mars.
Actual lyric:Searching for my last shaker of salt.
(Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville”)

Secret Asian man.
Actual lyric:Secret agent man.
(Johnny Rivers)

She loved Cheez-Its, and America too.
Actual lyric:She loved Jesus, and America too.
(Tom Petty, “Free Fallin”)

Since she left me there’ve been owls pukin’ in my bed.
Actual lyric:Since she put me down I ‘ve been out doin’ in my head.
(Beach Boys “Help Me Rhonda”)

She’s got a chicken to ride.
Actual lyric:She’s got a ticket to ride.

She’s got a tick in her eye.
Actual lyric:She’s got a ticket to ride.

She’s got electric boobs, a mohair too.
Actual lyric:She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit.
(Elton John “Benny and the Jets”)

Slow walkin’ Walter.
Actual lyric:Smoke on the water.
(Deep Purple)

Snow covered horses.
Actual lyric:Smoke on the water.
(Deep Purple)

Stand on the rug.
Actual lyric:Band on the run.

Stick your head in lotion.
Actual lyric:I second that emotion.
(Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “I Second That Emotion”)

Straight arm, straight arm for you.
Actual lyric:Straight on, straight on for you.

Sugar fried honey butt.
Actual lyric:Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch.
(Four Tops “Can’t Help Myself”)

Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
Actual lyric:Sweet dreams are made of this.
(The Eurythmics)

Sweet tell a lie.
Actual lyric:Sweet Caroline.
(Neil Diamond)

The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind.
Actual lyric:The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.
(Bob Dylan)

The girl with colitis goes by.
Actual lyric:The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

The heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland.
Actual lyric:The heart of rock and roll is still beating.
(Huey Lewis and the News)

Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.
Actual lyric:Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
(The Monkees)

There’s a bathroom on the right.
Actual lyric:There’s a bad moon on the rise.

Through the night, with the light from a bulb. 
Actual lyric:Through the night, with the light from above.
(“God Bless America”)

You and me and Leslie.
Actual lyric:You and me endlessly.
(The Young Rascals “Groovin”)

You have lost your gum forever
dreadful sorry, Clementine. 

Actual lyric:You are lost and gone forever
dreadful sorry, Clementine.
(traditional song)

You made the rice, I made the gravy.
Actual lyric:You may be right, I may be crazy.
(Billy Joel)

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
four hundred children and a crop in the field.

Actual lyric:You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
four hungry children and a crop in the field.
(Kenny Rogers “Lucille”)

Went to a dance, lookin’ for a man,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I’d take a chance.
Actual lyric:Went to a dance, lookin’ for romance,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I’d take a chance.
(The Beach Boys “Barbara Ann”)

Wrapped up like a douche.
Actual lyric:Revved up like a deuce.
(Manfred Mann

Hope you liked the post.
Do you have some mondegreens to add? Tell me. I could use a good laugh.
Thanks for viewing.

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We’ve all heard how much better it was to live “back in the day,” right? When life was slower and much more laid back and calm. Yeah, I know you’ve at least heard about it from somebody. Your mom or grandparent, someone. Just ask somebody you trust. I’m talking about the 50s/60s era vs. today.



They’ll probably tell you that back then they didn’t have to lock their doors at night because the world was a safer place. And that then people kept their jobs longer or they could change jobs if their bosses didn’t pay them enough, and get another by the end of the day. And then children entertained themselves by playing outside and using their imagination for long periods of time. Or how then they could ride their bikes over to a friend’s house as long as they came home before dark. They’ll probably mention that then the children had more respect for their parents and elders, and discipline was doled out regularly. The crime rate was much lower then, and neighbors helped neighbors. They might add how much easier it was to buy a house or land. They slept better at night, too because they worked so hard during the day at their homes and jobs. Then when a woman got married, she assumed the role of housewife and stay-at-home-mom in most homes.


Thieves break into locked homes now. Their is little to no job security. Now children entertain themselves with video games, computer, tv, iphones, ipads, cell phones with games, texting, internet, etc. Now it’s not safe to ride bikes anywhere because sexual predators are so prevalent. And because now social media is so polluted with ungodly behavior, attitudes, language, etc., it’s hard to raise proper, respectful teens and tweens now. Not impossible, but hard. When children don’t have appropriate role models in their life, or have

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tex playing video games (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

dysfunctional families, problems ensue. Now a lot of times discipline in the home is not as effective because there are no consequences or consistency in the punishment. Teens talk back more now and get away with more, especially if there is an absent/deceased parent. Crime now is rampant. Our neighbors move out of the neighborhood more frequently now and we don’t really get the chance to know them. Some work nights and are asleep during the day. Most of them aren’t as “neighborly” as they were back then. It’s not as easy to buy a house now, or land in this present economy crisis. AKA The Great Recession. Many people don’t sleep well or have sleep disorders now, probably due to being overly stressed. We’re not as physically active now as we used to be. And housewives and stay-at-home-moms are almost non-existent now (except on tv) because both spouses work outside the home. Most households own two or more vehicles. Now couples accumulate much higher debt and feel both parties have to work full time jobs with some taking on second jobs.

That’s it. So…what do you think? Having a reasonably good idea how each era lived/lives–which of the two eras  would you choose to live in–then or now? 

Just curious. Thanks for viewing.

*These are random views of people I’ve spoken with in day-to-day conversation. I don’t have any real statistics.

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