Misheard/Misunderstood Song Lyrics

Sonygamer455

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I am sure we have all misheard some lyrics in a song and thought an artist said something, only to realize later that wasn't it. In other cases, I am sure we also have misunderstood the meaning of a song and later learned it didn't mean what we thought it did.

Well, we all make mistakes and if you have any instances of either of these, by all means share! :)
 

polysmut

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The phenomenon is known as a Mondegreen, coming from a mishearing of "laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen".

A good example is found in Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
" 'scuse me, while I kiss the sky"
sounds like
" 'scuse me, while I kiss this guy".