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Music and Lyrics

img_2091.JPGHave you ever been driving down the road with a friend, singing a song and you totally screw up the lyrics? Worse yet, do you ever not know the lyrics so you either –

A) mumble something that sounds close to the lyric
B) start to whistle as to not give away that you don’t know it

Luckily my wife isn’t nearly as into music as I am. Either that, or she is too nice to point out every time I misquote or mistakenly sing the wrong thing. Well friends, admitting it is the first step. C’mon…I’m not the only one am I?

I thought about this other day when I was “putting on a concert” in the car to “Jet Airliner” by Steve Miller Band. I hit the chorus and belted out.. “Big ol’ Carolina“…. Something told me that just wasn’t right. Next time around I tried “Big ol’ Chet the niner“. You’d think I could have picked up the title of the song. Well friends, there is help. The Archive of Misheard Lyrics is here for you! Check this site out. They give you the correct quote as well as some hilarious versions of what other people thought it was.

We can now cruise the roads of the US and belt out our favorite song to the delight of the family and friends in the car. Hitting the notes is a whole different story….

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Comments · 4

  • lillypug34 · September 26, 2007

    This is such a terrific find! Thanks for sharing the link … adorable photo too!

  • David · September 26, 2007

    Big ol’ Chet the niner!!! You’re crackin’ me up, dude!!

  • Robert · September 27, 2007

    “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy.” It’s the domain name! Hilarious.

  • Aaron · September 27, 2007

    That domain name IS hilarious. I didn’t catch it at first, then I made the connection. My first thought was “what a stupid domain name” because it had nothing to do with the site. Then I said it a few times and was cracking up. I didn’t do much digging on the site, but there was one that had me rolling on the floor. “Holaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani

    The lyric is “Cause I ain’t no Holaback Girl”
    Someone said they thought it was “cause I ain’t no Harlem black girl”.

    Oh, what the ears hear…

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