August 10th 2013

“Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is probably one of the most misheard songs of all time. Makes you wonder how does a douche get wrapped up and besides that, what is it doing inside a rotor? As if I know what that is? Perhaps it’s because “revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.” just doesn’t sound that exciting or sexy to listeners. So I researched this just a bit. I discovered that this is 60s slang for a 1932 Ford Coupe which explains revving it up and it being a runner. Either way, our listeners came up with a few alternate lyrics of their own during the show last Wednesday. Check ‘em out and feel free to comment.

Alternate lyrics by Exo Listeners

Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night

woke up like a douche, in the middle of the night

WRAPPED UP LIKE A DOUCHE, INTO THE ROTOR IN THE NIGHT

Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat

INDIANS IN A SLUMBER AT THE TEENAGE DISCOTECH

In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat

IN THE DUMPS WITH THE MOST AND THE ADOLESCENT PUNKS ON HIS WAY INTO HIS ASS

 

The calliope crashed to the ground

THROWING THE COLOSTOMY BAG TO THE GROUND

 

And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride

AND THE LITTLE EARLY MADE MY ANUS A QUIRLY WHIRLY AND ASKED ME IF I NEEDED TO RIDE

 

 

“Are there other songs that regularly get misheard?”, you ask. Below are the most common according to polls taken;

 

  • “Bingo jet had a light on” is heard instead of “Big ol’ jet airliner” (by Steve Miller)
  • “Someone shave my wife tonight” in place of “Someone Save My Life Tonight” (by Elton John)
  • “My Kind of Lover” is what it is but, the way (Billy Squier) sings it, sounds like he’s saying “My Candelabra”.
  • Then there’s the song “Bad moon on the rise” with the line that can’t possibly be

“There’s a bathroom on the right”. (by CCR)

 

If you have some creative selective hearing of your own going on when you listen to the classics of rock, shoot us a note here on the blog or email us at DJHowl@exosphereradio.com.

 

Kelly D.

One Response to “August 10th 2013”

  1. The Professor Says:

    This made me smile. Thanks Howl.

    There is also of course the famously misheard “excuse me while I kiss the sky” from Purple Haze … Hendrix himself was well aware of the fact that people thought he was singing “Excuse me while I kiss this guy,” and played on it on several occassions by walking across the stage to blow a kiss at Noel Redding …

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