Posted by: episystechpubs | March 13, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Whip It

Today’s misheard song lyrics (mondegreens) are continued from your contest entries and one of my own mondegreens. No, I didn’t enter myself into my own contest!

Song Title Artist/Group Actual Lyrics Mondegreen
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes Jimmy Buffett Reading departure signs in some big airport. Seeing the partridge signs in some big airport.
Cheeseburger In Paradise Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger In Paradise Cheeseburger and carrot eyes
Come Monday Jimmy Buffett I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. Haze I spent four lonely days in a brown Chevrolet
Jolly Mon Sing Jimmy Buffett Oh oh oh oh, Jolly Mon sing Oh oh oh oh, Charlie Manson
Bennie and the Jets Elton John Bennie and the Jets Betty and the Jets
Rocket Man Elton John Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone Rocket man, burning all the fumes on Heralone
Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift Say you’ll remember me standing in a nice dress,
Staring at the sunset, babe
Say you’ll remember me standing on an ice chest,

Staring at the sunset, babe

Knocking on Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door Knock, knock, knockin’ on Kevin’s door
Dark Horse Katy Perry So you want to play with magic So you want to play with matches
Hot Blooded Foreigner I’m hot blooded,

Check it and see

I’m hot blooded,

Chicken of the Sea

Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult We’ll be able to fly,

Don’t fear the reaper.

We’ll be able to fly,

Don’t feel the reefer

The Circle of Life The Lion King soundtrack, Carmen Twillie and Lebo M. [in Zulu] Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala Pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom
Deck the Halls Deck the halls with boughs of holly Deck the halls with boys named Charlie
God Bless America Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night, with the light from above Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night, with the light from a bulb
Whip It Devo Go forward

Move ahead

Try to detect it

It’s not too late

Go forward

Move ahead

Tattoo the jacket

It’s not too late

Lady Killer The Vandals Illa Zilla, Illa Zilla, Illa Zilla
Lady Killer
Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller

Lady Killer

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory


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