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Mis-heard lyrics: Rock'n'roll Dept.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:13 pm
by Adam Blake
Chuck Berry's "Almost Grown" - He has his eye on a little girl who is really out of this world, he takes her to a dance where they "study talk about romance". Do they really? This has always conjured images to me of Chuck and a pretty lady sitting at a table in some archetypal American dance hall c.1959 poring seriously and separately over books of literary criticism on romantic poetry. Am I mistaken?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc7oGWgeA8s

Similarly, but perhaps less attractive, Eddie Cochran's "Pretty Girl" - "when you say 'frog' this poor boy weeps". Shome mishtake, shurely? A girl who says "frog" to Eddie's importuning is perhaps unworthy of his attention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTzH3fN_RI

Also, Eddie Cochran's "Drive-In Show" - does he really bet his penis to a candy bar? That cannot be right. I daresay it's 'peanuts' but it really doesn't sound like it. I think he DOES say penis and undoubtedly caused everybody in the studio to have hysterics. I suspect they did innumerable takes before they could get one without him cracking up. It certainly sounds like he's on the verge of laughing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBloowv3f8

Re: Mis-heard lyrics: Rock'n'roll Dept.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:03 pm
by Jamie Renton
My wife's uncle thought Elvis had a sweet tooth "More sugar, uh huh, ooh yeah yeah!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rQEbQJx5Bo

PS "Her lips are like a volcano that's hot" makes a change from all those cold volcanoes we keep getting

Re: Mis-heard lyrics: Rock'n'roll Dept.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:11 pm
by Rob Hall
A pal of mine used to wonder "yebbut, what if there really is a Sgt Pepper, and he really is lonely?"

(Maybe you had to be there...)

Re: Mis-heard lyrics: Rock'n'roll Dept.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:26 pm
by Alan
Not rock ‘n roll I grant you but can anyone tell me why Rosemary would ever want to take a cabbage into town

“I don’t believe you. You’re a liar… a f….in’ liar”

Check it out for yourself at 02:40

http://oncewasanote.com/2012/11/12/nov- ... of-hearts/

Re: Mis-heard lyrics: Rock'n'roll Dept.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:11 pm
by NormanD
Indeed it is, Alan. Cab + Carriage = Cabbage.

And back to Elvis: Was there a wholesale block where you could go to avoid buying retail? One little nine-year-old boy definitely thought so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk