Sunday, June 14, 2009

Misheard Lyrics

In case you have been living under an internet rock, and haven't heard of this site you should check out the official repository of misheard song lyrics - kissthisguy.com. It's named for a classic misheard lyric - from Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze:"

Misheard Lyric: Excuse me while I kiss this guy
Real Lyric: Excuse me while I kiss the sky


From rock to national anthems - as in

Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze...


which strikes me as frightening close to the truth - this site is hilarious. Probably a good call to look up a couple of those songs you're fond of singing in the car - just in case you've been belting out the wrong words. ;-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, those are known as Mondegreens, from one of the earliest of misheard lyrics: "For they ha' slain Lord Randall and Lady Mondegreen", instead of "for they ha' slain Lord Randall and laid him on the green". ;-)