It's Too Damn Hot
What song lyrics did you completely misunderstand for a long, long time?
Yes, yes, I know there's this whole site already dedicated to it, but the site's too big and I'm too lazy, and I had these stories LONG before that site existed.
A few of my favorites:
- I thought the Clash's Rock the Casbah was Gobs of Tampons. Yes, there are lots of entries for this song in the Archive of Misheard Lyrics, but I don't think that one is there. Even as an awkward pre-teen, I was already becoming a sex educator. Who knew?
- A college pal honestly thought Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar on Me (in the name of love) was Poison Shooting on Me, in the neighborhood.
- My brother (when he was much, much younger, of course) thought Billy Idol's Hot in the City was actually Hot! Diddle, diddle.
- This one isn't an especially original "mishearing," but for years, I thought Manfred Mann's song Blinded by the Light was Blind Date by the Light, (wrapped up like a douche) - again, a career in sex education was already in my future!
So, tell me: Which song(s) did you get wrong? Don't be shy - we've all been there!