All I Want Is For You To Give Me My Pizzareeee
December 22, 2011 1:44 AM   Subscribe

We were kids...and songs would come on...and I would sing really loud...always the wrong lyrics. My little sister grew up thinking MY lyrics were the right ones. via
posted by Knappster (28 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mondegreen.

This happens to me ALL. THE. TIME.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 1:51 AM on December 22, 2011


Aaaa! She's gonna eat me! ;_;
posted by ShawnStruck at 1:57 AM on December 22, 2011


France is bacon.
posted by Neale at 2:00 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


A friend of mine had this unpleasant interpretation of 'Still Ill' by The Smiths:

"In my darkened underpants, I thought 'Oh God, my chance has come at last'"

(As opposed to In the darkened underpass...).
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger at 2:04 AM on December 22, 2011


@TheAlarminglySwollenFinger

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" I think you'll find is the song that has those lyrics.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:10 AM on December 22, 2011


You're quite right. Whoops!

It would have been an even worse mishearing if it had been 'Still Ill'.
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger at 2:17 AM on December 22, 2011


"Take your pants down, and make it happen." ("What a Feeling," the theme from Flashdance....)
posted by chavenet at 2:39 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


jesus christ how horrifying
posted by KChasm at 2:57 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, I've deliberately bowdlerized songs so that the whole family can enjoy a good singalong to the Violent Femmes, Mumford and Sons and Cee Lo Green (amongst many others). You just have to be quick with the volume control.
posted by h00py at 3:59 AM on December 22, 2011


I realize that the lyrics are not "Even Downtown, Richard Scarry," but I cannot stop singing them like that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:11 AM on December 22, 2011


I could suck a duck.
posted by pracowity at 4:17 AM on December 22, 2011


Holy shit that was unsettling.
posted by Matt Oneiros at 4:35 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


this has got to be an outtake from "mars attacks"
posted by kitchenrat at 5:38 AM on December 22, 2011


I was riding in a car with a friend of mine maybe 15 years ago, and the song "Hook" by Blues Traveler came on the radio. He looked over at me and said, "That guy speaks truth. The heart always brings you back." Ever since then I heard the chorus as "The heart brings you back" and assumed the song was kind of schmaltzy, even if it had a catchy tune. Imagine my reaction when I saw the real lyrics a couple years ago ("The hook brings you back") about how if he makes the song sound just right, regardless of the lyrics, you'll always come back (and generate $$$ for him). Oh, and also the chord progression is from Pachelbel's canon, just to ensure the song sounds nice. It's a masterpiece of cynical brilliance, and I wonder how many other songs there are whose meanings I've completely missed.
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:03 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


See the entire output of Gavin Edwards including:

'Scuse Me While I Kiss this Guy
Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly
He's Got the Whole World in His Pants
When a Man Loves a Walnut

And hey! Who else wants to read Denise Grollmus' Salon Article about her divorce from Patrick Carney again? Happy Holidays!
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:46 AM on December 22, 2011


Welcome to the county on the other side of the state from the Uncanny Valley.
posted by crunchland at 6:47 AM on December 22, 2011


This isn't so much about lyrics, more about the pizza...At the ripe old age of 13, thinking I was some kinda head chef, I decided to throw in a frozen pizza for myself and a colleague. After a couple minutes, we could "smell the pizza burnin'"...turns out I put the cardboard disc in with the pizza.
posted by obscurator at 6:47 AM on December 22, 2011


I asked my three year old son what his favorite song was and he told me "God Sends Gravy", which turned out to be k.d. lang's "Constant Craving".
posted by Enron Hubbard at 7:44 AM on December 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


Oh... oh my god. This is horrifying. This... no.

Now, if it had been done in the classic We Drink Ritalin style it would have been much funnier.
posted by AmandaA at 7:52 AM on December 22, 2011


You just have to be quick with the volume control.

Help tha police
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:53 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mondegreen, indeed. I do this all the time with songs. In fact, every time Metric's Help, I'm Alive! comes on the radio, I can't not start singing my ode to the hamburglar.
posted by mysterpigg at 8:04 AM on December 22, 2011


Forever my favorite: "underwear, I'm tearing you asunder" from "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush.
posted by milk white peacock at 9:12 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite is NIN's "Closer": I want a duck shaped like a triangle ..you give a toaster to Bob".
posted by biscotti at 9:22 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Hook" by Blues Traveler

I thought it was "the heart brings you back" until right this moment. Wow.
posted by naoko at 9:29 AM on December 22, 2011


It being a Blues Traveler tune, I could easily have believed it was "the harp brings you back"...
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:04 AM on December 22, 2011


She's no Wendyvanity.
posted by cmoj at 10:39 AM on December 22, 2011


"I can feel it, coming in the hair tonight... oh lord... oh lord!"
posted by FatherDagon at 11:38 AM on December 22, 2011


And there's a wino down the road,
Who's selling stolen oreos.


...makes as much sense as this.
posted by squalor at 1:16 PM on December 22, 2011


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