questionsmisinterpreted songs?

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Bathroom On The Right.

Web site devoted to misheard lyrics:

http://amiright.com/

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Maybe the bride was marrying her stalker?

Wedding reception quite a few years ago. There was a band playing a series of upbeat/lively tunes. No singing (thankfully) since they included Jimmy Soul's "If You Want to Be Happy" - and I don't think the bride would have appreciated the lyrics.

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"Born in the USA" - actually an anti-vietnam song. People miss the part about "killing the yellow man"

"Crash into Me" - it's actually the view point of a pervert watching a woman

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"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". Not actually about LSD.

"Losing My Religion". About getting frustrated over a relationship, not a belief system.

"In the Air Tonight". It's actually about a dude that drowned! Don't believe the denials!

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@tbgolladay @lavikinga : No offense, but the OP asked about misinterpreted lyrics, not misheard. Per the example given, "Every Breath You Take" is about a stalker.....would you want that as a wedding song?

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As far as "Every Breath You Take" goes, I don't believe that the Police even realized how creepy it was until after they recorded it.

"Born in the USA" is a prime example; it sounds SO upbeat, you know? It's not even so much about Vietnam as it is about the way Vietnam veterans were treated here and the end of the post-WWII dream.

Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life," maybe?

I have always thought that the lyrics to "We can work it out" showed a definite lack of any actual desire to work anything out. It's really more about demanding to be right.

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@jsimsace: What the hell is that song about, anyway?

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@mossygreen: Ummmmmmm............hellifiknow, I didn't write it. :)

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@mossygreen: From wikipedia (take with non-cited grain of salt)
"Lennon's son, Julian, inspired the song with a nursery school drawing he called "Lucy — in the sky with diamonds". Shortly after the song's release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title's nouns intentionally spelled LSD.[3] Although Lennon denied this, the BBC banned the song."

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I'm not sure if this quite qualifies, but Lily Allen has a song 'Who'd Have Known' and it sounds quite romantic. I liked it so much I thought I'd use it for a ringtone so I went on Youtube to find the version I preferred (the notes in the beginning of the chorus are different, She's from England and the US version differs) and decided I'd watch the video before DLing it and converting it to mp3 to use at Myxer. The video is about a delusional chick who kidnaps Elton John... "Told your friends/ They all know/ We exist but we're taking it slow/ Now let's just see how we go/ Now let's see how we go" She has him bound to a chair, reading signs or cue cards saying that he is willingly in love with her. After that, I couldn't use the song, even though my boyfriend was the one to be 'forward' in our relationship and he's never watched the video himself. I shall try to think of other misinterpreted songs, because now it's caught my interest.

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@jsimsace: I think misinterpreting songs is also a component of the website--via the comment section?

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The bridal march usually played at the beginning of a wedding (Here Comes the Bride) is the prime example of a misinterpreted piece of music. It comes from the 1850 opera ""Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner. It is typically played at the beginning of a wedding, but it was played after the ceremony in the opera, the marriage failed, and several guests were murdered in the opera. Not exactly what one wants for a wedding!