However it got us to thinking about other misheard lyrics. It’s yet another subject the internet has changed. Time was any disagreement over lyrics would have to wait for the next issue of Smash Hits and the song lyrics pages to vindicate one sharper eared person. Now as a driver sings along in the car to one of their favourite songs the passenger can inform them not only are they wrong but convince them to pull over and Google the lyrics. Here are our 5 misheard song lyrics...
2. F1 Kate is quite the fan of misheard lyrics, “I used to have a book full of misheard lyrics. My favourites:
Clown control to Mao Tse Tung = Ground control to Major Tom
I've got shoes, they're made of plywood = I got chills, they're multiplying”
3. Squeamish Nicola can’t hear the subtle difference between ‘disco ball’ and ‘just got home’. Put on Madonna’s single Ray of Light on and listen to her sing “And I feel like a disco ball, and I feel like a disco ball and I feeeeeeeeeeeel…”
4. For all her lyric correction Squeamish Kate is not too hot on lyrics either. “I only recently realised at a friend’s album launch that he was not singing ‘F**k you ENCHILADA!’ but ‘F**k you, and your Mama’. Which makes much more sense, but I shall miss thinking ‘wow, enchiladas get Tigercats really worked up.’ For ages I recommended people listen to Paul Simon’s Optimum Child, took an embarrassing iTunes search to realise I meant The Obvious Child.”
5. We already know about Squeamish Louise’s difficulties with LA LA LA and NA NA NA so instead let’s have an anecdote:
I got into Suede when I was 12, and bought the album Coming Up* on tape and listened to it a lot (like, wore the tape out lot). One of my favourite songs was Chemistry Between Us, which still gets stuck in my head fairly often.
But it was only when I was out dancing in my mid 20s, and the song came on, that somethin dawned on me... I had always assumed, in my young naivete, that the lyrics 'class a, class b, is that the only chemistry between us' were about a young couple who were in different classes at school (a and b), and the only lesson they had together was Chemistry. I'm pretty sure I stood on the dancefloor and yelled "oh my god, this song is about DRUGS!" What can I say? I was a very innocent child!
*and while writing this it has literally JUST dawned on me that that is a drug reference too. These crazy bands