Lyrics That You Didn’t Realize That You Messed Up On [VIDEO]
Michele and I were talking on the morning show about lyrics that we’ve messed up on.
For instance, I thought for years that England Dan and John Ford Coley’s song said “I’m not talking about millennium,” only to discover 20 years later that they were really saying “I’m not talking about moving in” — I even have the video to prove it. It started this whole conversation about lyrics that you didn’t realize you’d misunderstood. Take a look at some other famous lyrically challenged songs.
Here’s my England Dan and John Ford Coley song …
… and here are some other classic misunderstood songs for you:
“Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
“Wrapped up like a douche/when you’re rollin’ in the night”
Actual lyric: “Revved up like a deuce/another runner in the night”
“Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix
“Excuse me while I kiss this guy”
Actual lyric: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
“Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
“There’s a wino down the road”
Actual lyric: “And as we wind on down the road”
Those are a few I found — what songs did you mess up on and realize later that you had it wrong?