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I'm sure many here know I have a music podcast. On this week's episode, we talked about misheard lyrics and misunderstood songs. We talked about a lot of common ones and even a few not so common examples. 

I wanted to bring GN'R up, but I didn't have any specific examples. For me, Axl has twisted more than a few lyrics to where I had NO idea what he was saying at all. But I didn't have any examples of songs where I was certain he was singing one thing, but found out he was singing something entirely different. 

Does anyone on the forum have personal examples? Where thought for sure GN'R lyrics were one thing, but found out you were wrong?  If so, post them in this thread. I think it would be interesting to read. 

 

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31 minutes ago, Sweersa said:

I have trouble understanding the lyrics to Quick Song :P

I've actually figured them out just recently:

ooh-ooo-oh
ooh-ooo-oh
aaah-aah-aah-aaaaaah
so aaah-aaah-aah-aaah
AAAAAAH!!!!

This will shut up all the haters who always claimed that Axl never wrote lyrics for this song.

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14 minutes ago, 中国民主 said:

I've actually figured them out just recently:

ooh-ooo-oh
ooh-ooo-oh
aaah-aah-aah-aaaaaah
so aaah-aaah-aah-aaah
AAAAAAH!!!!

This will shut up all the haters who always claimed that Axl never wrote lyrics for this song.

I believe those vocals were discretely recorded when Axl was in the bathroom. :P

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12 minutes ago, janrichmond said:

I saw these on a misheard lyric site :lol:

Song:"Paradise City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trapped in the perils of the doughnut park
Correct Lyrics:
Captain America's been torn apart

Song:"Rocket Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Im a bisexual in your window
In this burned out paradise.
Correct Lyrics:
I'm a sexual innuendo
In this burned out paradise.
 

 

Hahaha those are great! 

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My own misheard isn't really misheard as much as 'I have no idea what that is'. These lines from Paradise City - no idea what he was singing until I looked them up.

Strapped in the chair of the city's gas chamber
Why I'm here, I can't quite remember
The Surgeon General says it's hazardous to breathe

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I’ve been meaning to do this thread for a while..

Some examples that come to mind:


”Take a wedding car to the liquor store” (Take your credit card to the liquor store) Nightrain

 

“I’d like to think that out love is a tadpole” (I’d like to think that our love’s worth a tad more) Dead Horse

 

 

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15 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

DUDE. Until this very moment, I thought it was "hands in my pockets..." 

:lol: Same here.

I must have known at some point though, because as a teenager, I would always listen to cd's with my booklet in hand, and a dictionary :lol:

This is no GNR, but just today I discovered another misheard lyric that I've head in my head for decades. It's Beck's Loser. I had no idea at all that he sang 'Soy un perdedor'. I could never quite make it out, but I always thought it was something like 'So get out the door'.

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8 minutes ago, ©GnrPersia said:

Before the internetz I was singing:

Your daddy's watch is Pardo
And the mommy is not around
She used to love her Halloween
Now she's on the gun

PS: Subscribed on Castbox Russ, cheers.

I genuinely laughed out loud at that hahaha. (and thanks for subscribing) 

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When I was younger I thought "you can take this pity so far" in You Could Be Mine was "you can take this petty sofa".

Made sense to me since he was talking about her calling lawyers with "ridiculous demands",  and as a non native English speaker I though the "couch trip"-line that follows was about Axl having to sleep on other peoples couches after a breakup.

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I had UYI 1 on cassette copy before buying the original one ( I was 14 )and for about a year I thought in Perfect Crime the lyrics were 

“I’ve got a black man following me in chains “ when it’s “ I had a blind man following me in chains”. 

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21 minutes ago, jettesnel said:

The introduction to estranged live era:

"Tonight's happy song, kinda like a walk in the park... Sun coming through your window in the morning, and it's a beautiful day, and you've got nothing better to do than commit hairy Carrie, so..."

And I assumed hairy Carrie was some sort of sexual act.

I think he's saying "It's a nice happy song..." 

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