Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy

While packing up the house yesterday, I came across one of my favorite books. It's called "Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" and it is chock full of misheard lyrics to popular songs. Taken from the song, "Purple Haze" by Jimmi Hendrix ("excuse me while I kiss the sky"), the book contains hundreds of hilarious lines that people have mistaken for the actual lyrics to songs. Here are a few of my favorites that don't contain swears:
  • Misheard: "Cinnamon Gum" / Real Lyrics: "Should'a been gone" -- "Oh Sherry" by Steve Perry
  • Misheard: "The Cuervo Gold, The pinecones rush in and make tonight a wonderful thing" / Real Lyrics: "The Curevo God, That fine Columbian, make tonight a wonderful thing" -- "Hey Nineteen" by Steely Dan
  • Misheard: "She sees the hat and is she gonna touch it?" / Real Lyrics: "She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah" -- "Invisible Touch" by Genesis
  • Misheard: "Four hundred children and a box of oatmeal" / Real Lyrics: "Four hungry children and a crop in the field" -- "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers
  • Misheard: "Let's pee in the corner, Let's pee in the spotlight" / Real Lyrics: "That's me in the corner, That's me in the spotlight" -- "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M
  • Misheard: "Kick a chicken with it" / Real Lyrics: "Getting jiggy with it" -- "Getting Jiggy With It" by Will Smith
  • Misheard: "Hold me closer Tony Danza" / Real Lyrics: "Hold me closer, tiny dancer" -- "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John

These are just a few of my favorites!! Do you have any to add to this list???


S.A. said...

I thought Van Halen's "Panama" was saying "had enough."
and I thought U2's "Bloody Sunday" was saying "Someday, Buddy Someday."
Yeah, I'm an idiot.

bugs mom said...

My all time favorite is my husband singing "I'm not talking 'bout the linens" instead of "I'm not talking 'bout moving in" I'd really love to see you tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley

Christy Music said...

My friend used to sing the song "Before He Cheats" as "carved my name in to his legacy", whereas it should be "carved my name into his leather seats...". Just a funny joke we've kept going each time we hear this song. Good luck moving.

Heather Orr said...

You all have made me laugh so hard this morning - and I definitely needed it!! These are all classic!!

bugs mom said...

I heard another one -
"Secret Asian Man" instead of "Secret Agent Man".