Mudcat Café message #131374 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14963   Message #131374
Posted By: Vixen
03-Nov-99 - 03:33 PM
Thread Name: Misheard words
Subject: RE: Misheard words
Well--I think there was a thread on this one awhile ago too, but I can't find it.

There's always the old joke about "Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear..."

Seriously, I thought Elton John sang "she had electric boobs" in Bennie and the Jets--I think it was about ten years after the song was released that I found out it's "boots" he's referring to.

I still don't know what Steve Miller is singing in "The Joker" when he comes out with something that sounds to me like "'cause I speak of the pompitess of love."

I have a degenerative condition of the auditory nerve, so my hearing is not so hot to begin with. I must have hundreds of examples of this sort of thing, but they don't come to mind unless I hear the song I have a problem with.

It's nice to know other people have this problem too.