Posted by: episystechpubs | February 6, 2015

Editor’s Corner: More Mondegreens from the 1980s

Today’s selection of mondegreens (misheard song lyrics) is brought to you by Hit Me with Your Pet Shark: Misheard Lyrics of the 1980s, by Charles Grosvenor Jr.

Don’t forget to send your personal mondegreens (or those you’ve heard others sing) to me by February 18. Each one you send counts as an entry into the contest to win the book above.

Happy Friday!

Song Title Artist/Group Actual Lyrics Mondegreen
Kyrie Mr Mister Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel Carry a laser down the road that I must travel
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley We’re no strangers to love Colonel Sanders in love
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship/

Jefferson Starship/

Jefferson Airplane

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
And we can build this dream together
Stan is gone forever
Sara Starship/

Jefferson Starship/

Jefferson Airplane

Sara, Sara
Storms are brewing in your eyes
Sara, Sara

Stone Tupperware in your eyes

We Built This City Starship/

Jefferson Starship/

Jefferson Airplane

Marconi plays the mamba My pony plays the mamba
Leather and Lace Stevie Nicks Give to me your leather
Take from me my lace
Give to me your leather
Take from me my legs
Stand Back Stevie Nicks Just like a willow,

I can bend

Just like a weirdo,

I can bend

Psycho Killer Talking Heads Psycho killer,

Qu’est que c’est?

Cycle thriller,

Use Cascade

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Tina Turner What’s love but a second-hand emotion? What’s love but a second hand in motion?
Rosanna Toto Meet you all the way Meat chewed all the way
Here I Go Again Whitesnake Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone Like a drifter, I was born to wear cologne

Kara Church

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