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Marrs
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Posted - 05/19/2004 :  06:48:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just joined the forum so sorry if this has been done before.

Frank Black's lyrics are often quite strange and lend themselves easily to being misheard.

I thought for quite a long time that the good man who Frank meets at the beginning of 'Los Angeles' was 'selling insurance' rather than 'sailing and shoring'.

Also I just found yesterday that at the end of Fu Manchu, Frank doesn't sing 'Accidentally diktat' (whatever that means) but 'Occidentally tic-tac' (whatever that means).

Does anyone else have any mishearings?

misleadtheworld
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/19/2004 :  07:04:02  Show Profile  Visit misleadtheworld's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've had a few, but I can't think of any now. I know Crackity Jones gave me a few.
I also thought it was "selling insurance" in Los Angeles!
In Fu Manchu, I thought it was "accidentally tic-tac". I didn't know it was "occidentally".....


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Carolynanna
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2004 :  09:09:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hehe, this is funny.

I know a friend (not me I swear to god) that thought Gigantic was Jackie & Ted.
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bumblebeeboy2
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/19/2004 :  09:36:42  Show Profile  Click to see bumblebeeboy2's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
i *always* thought, even after seeing the correct lyrics on the alec eiffel site, that at the start of bone machine, frank shouts "this is a song about a cow" hehe! i still do. you bastards trying to claim it's carol!? maybe carol is a cow? not the animal, just a nasty woman... who did frank wrong, so he refers to her as a cow?


Is it like today? Oh, oh, oh-oh. Then there followed days with kings, empires and revolutions. blood just looks the same when you open the veins. sometimes it was faith, power or reason as the cornerstone. but the furrowed brow has never left his face. he said, how did it come to this?
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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4307 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2004 :  12:33:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My friend thought the "elevator lady" part in levitate me was "yellow-belly baby" :)

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shineoftheever
> Teenager of the Year <

Canada
4307 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2004 :  12:35:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And I don't know if everybody does this or just me and my friends(and my daughter), but at the beginning of La La Love You we all yell "Chickenbutt".

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Marrs
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3 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2004 :  01:15:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I obviously have loads I don't even know about yet. I always sing 'Take a bus (I've got a car)'

I'll sing 'chickenbutt' from now on


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Sir Rockabye
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1158 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2004 :  13:45:54  Show Profile  Visit Sir Rockabye's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I believe a similar thread about misheard lyrics came up a few months ago, and since then I can't sing Horrible day without inserting:

"It's a beautiful day, no it's a hard boiled egg"

Plus, I always thought that "Talking to Preachy Preach" was really "Talking to Peachy Peach".
Weird, huh.


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MMike
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Sweden
24 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2004 :  13:42:44  Show Profile  Visit MMike's Homepage  Click to see MMike's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
In Holiday song I have always knowm the right lyrics (at least for this part) but when I listened to it just a minute ago it sounded just like:

"Well sit right down my wicked son
And let me tell you a story
About the boy who fell from floor 1
And how he was a wicked son"

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In heaven everything is fine
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alex321
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1 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2004 :  08:37:52  Show Profile  Click to see alex321's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Anyone else ever think in Gigantic the words were 'Hey polly polly poll a salad bar' hmm maybe just me
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jediroller
* Dog in the Sand *

1718 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2004 :  08:56:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone here on the forum pretended (actually did? it sounded too good to be true) they heard, in "Nadine", instead of "Maybe we'll park/And I'll drive", "Maybe we'll fuck/Nine times", which I found outrageously funny for some reason. Now I hear that every time. Thank you, whoever you are.

(I would tell you who it was, if the search feature worked in this forum, which it never did, for me at least.)

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4894 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2004 :  10:41:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Said it somewhere else but I'll share with you what I though the rock music lyrics were...

come out, come out, come out to play
come out, come out, come out to play
come on
now you're letting go
hey you want me
introduce me
come out, come on, lets play
slag


which isn't as bad as my ex with his wave of ruminations... silly boy, he has no excuse, it's in the title of the song!

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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
17122 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2004 :  14:01:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also thought it was 'selling insurance' at first.

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pfeffa
= Cult of Ray =

Aruba
367 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2004 :  13:39:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Homers_pet_monkey

I also thought it was 'selling insurance' at first.



That's so funny...but maybe because I work in the insurance industry?

I met a man, he was a good man...selling insurance...chancing the data man-man. Data storage...yeah yeah
I want to work for Blue Cross
Not the one in Indianapolis
No, not the one in Oh-io
They got one in South California

Someday we'll merge with Wellllpoint, yeah


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Homers_pet_monkey
= Official forum monkey =

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/10/2004 :  13:43:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hehe, yeah I work in the industry too (unfortunately) so it was kind of funny to me when I first heard it.

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Doog
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/10/2004 :  18:49:36  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sir Rockabye



"It's a beautiful day, no it's a hard boiled egg"



Pahahahahahahaha!

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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2004 :  03:29:16  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thought that Frank was singing "thanks the sea we have no connections" on The Scene
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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1729 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2006 :  11:01:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always thought it was "I'm Sir Rockaby, I reckon I am,"

Oh, yeah, and before I heard Ole Mullholland, I thought it was pronounced "Ol' (as in old) Mullohand". Then I listened to it, and I was like "what the--?". [insert another smiley here]

Edited by - mr.biscuitdoughhead on 08/06/2006 11:04:28
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11544 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2006 :  12:16:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carolynanna

hehe, this is funny.

I know a friend (not me I swear to god) that thought Gigantic was Jackie & Ted.


Have you suggested a hearing test?!

(Hi Marrs, BTW!)


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a guy in a rover
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
535 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2006 :  13:45:28  Show Profile  Click to see a guy in a rover's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I also fell for the insurance line. And misheard many others that I cant quite remember right now...

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the acorahs
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United Kingdom
181 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2006 :  15:11:05  Show Profile  Visit the acorahs's Homepage  Click to see the acorahs's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
a friend of a friend thought it was "this donkey has gone to heaven" and another thought it was "here comes ya mam"


i know it sounds like a lie, but i swear it is true
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it is a wretched life and vanity is repulsive

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mcil
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United Kingdom
148 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2006 :  03:17:50  Show Profile  Click to see mcil's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
in here comes your man i always thought it was 'i know the dirty mirror hangs' instead of beard

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2006 :  05:08:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shineoftheever

My friend thought the "elevator lady" part in levitate me was "yellow-belly baby" :)

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And I thought it was "elevator later." Hmm.

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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1729 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2006 :  09:59:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In I Gotta Move I always thought it was "he's not afraid of the presidents, and talking back is a bad offense" instead of "He's not afraid of the present tense, and talking back is a bad defense".
I think it makes the guy he's talking about sound a lot cooler.
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beds
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14 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2006 :  10:51:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gouge away. I thought it was: "You break my arms, you scoop my eyes", but of course it's "You break my arms, you spoon my eyes" which makes so much more sense...
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11544 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2006 :  11:16:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Doolittle chord book has 'that the mother makes when the baby breaks' as 'that the mother makes when the baby cries' in Hey. That used to confuse me.


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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2521 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2006 :  07:02:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In 'Lovely Day' I used to think he said:

"I remember your red dress,
like a pimple a poppin'"

"The arc of triumph"
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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1729 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2006 :  10:45:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought Men In Black said "Are they grey or is it my own mission?" instead of "nation". I still sing it that way.

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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1729 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2006 :  09:33:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In WIMM I thought it was "With your feet on the floor" for some reason.

And In I Burn Today I thought it was "Yesterday I will burn" which doesn't make any sense either.




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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2006 :  15:41:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me too on "Yesterday I will burn." For about a year, I held that up as a classic Frank Blackism, telling people how he had some really neat, quirky stuff like that in his language. Turns out I'm just an idiot.


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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2521 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2006 :  15:43:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mr.biscuitdoughhead

And In I Burn Today I thought it was "Yesterday I will burn" which doesn't make any sense either.


I think a lot of people thought that, even though as you say, it doesn't make any sense. But then again, when has anything The Man has ever said made sense?

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mr.biscuitdoughhead
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1729 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2006 :  10:41:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought Dig For Fire said "near and inside of her home" instead of "kneeling inside of her hole".


"Is someone gonna come kick the ball, like in Charlie Brown?"
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Neptune
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USA
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Posted - 10/29/2006 :  18:16:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too thought it was "Yesterday I Will Burn" until just now...I never even thought about how that didn't make sense...

I thought of this thread recently while reading Fool the World. Some critic is talking about Come On Pilgrim and the part of I've Been Tired where BF talks about "Losing my penis to a horrible disease." I was stunned. I always thought it was "a whore with disease", which really is a much better line. Was relieved when i checked the lyrics and saw that the critic had it wrong... (rarely is anyone happy about the presence of a whore with disease!)
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11523 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2006 :  19:18:28  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
... or surprised <rim shot>.

Sorry, it was just there. :)


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2006 :  19:46:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently had Planet of Sound on, and thought to myself: Did he just say "One fine day in my podcast"? It took me a minute to figure out that the song preceded podcasting by at least a decade and I was just hearing things again. Still, if there was ever a Pixies podcast, that song would be a great intro.


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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2006 :  12:35:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And don't ask me how this happened, but I thought the Pixies song "Silver" was "Sliver" until I just heard the cover on Podcast #18.


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