lyrical mixup: frosted treats

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lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby rustyslide » Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:16 am

well, so I bought this disc a while ago (and have finally decided to share this tale of woe), Alligator's Essential Live Blues, and was listening to it for the first time while driving, so did not have the ability to grab the case when the following lyrics came on:

I got a little girl, sweet as she can be
I got a little girl, sweet as she can be
for she's mine, oh mine oh mine, that's all I can say

which is fairly tame, along with another verse like that, and then the chorus:

she's got an ass like a cake, got an ass like a cake
got an ass like a cake, got an ass like a cake
got an ass like a cake, man I like it like that

apparently I misheard and it's really [em]eyes like a cat[/em], which is the name of the track, by Little Charlie and the Nightcats. I'm still suspicious though.




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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby dcblues » Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:09 am

That's a good one! Maybe you should rewrite the song with that misunderstood chorus.

My favorite misunderstood blues lyric is someone who thought JB Lenoir's "Mama Talk To Your Daughter" was "Mama Torture Your Daughter."
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Postby jaybee » Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:30 am

I think that's a classical case of "freudian slip" or wishful thinking or BOTH :D
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Postby jellyroll baker » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:25 am

I think a prefer the new version.
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby badfinger » Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:58 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Aug-07-04 AT 05:59 AM (EST)]There have been several posts about misunderstood/misheard words of songs, but no reference to some of the websites that feature such things. There are many, one good one is here:
http://www.kissthisguy.com/

("kiss this guy" being one such misheard line...)
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby stumblin » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:11 am

Eyes like a cat/ Ass like a cake.
Just show me where it says that these are mutually exclusive qualities...
Kissthisguy.com is an interesting site for a couple of idle minutes, but I couldn't find any reference there to Charlie Patton's "Down the Dirt Road Blues", surely that's a glaring omission?
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby badfinger » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:38 am

Way back, when I God was a lad, and I was a humble technician in what was then the Post Office Engineering Dept., there arose a fad for finding what we decided were mis-named or otherwise wrongly presented songs: their titles and/or words. We decided that, in most cases, the word that had een changed was "gland", and that this word should be re-inserted, appropriately...

Examples (dated, now, of course) included:

"Gland In Gland"
"I Want To Hold Your Gland"
"You Need Glands" (...to show someone you love them.)
"Take My Gland" (...I'm a stranger in paradise.)
"Glands Across The Sea"
"Your Tiny Gland Is Frozen..." (...let me take it into mine.)
"Iron Gland"
"Second Gland Love"
"I've Got A Glandful of Songs To Sing You"

etc...
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Postby ricochet » Sun Aug 08, 2004 1:39 am

If you try to build a performing career on those, it could lead to a gland-to-mouth existence.
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby badfinger » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:00 am

Especially if the left gland doesn't know what the right gland is doing; on the other gland...
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby stumblin » Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:39 am

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let's have a big gland for Screamin' Lord Badfinger...
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby ralph » Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:16 pm

You young nowt! Yer'll feel the back o' my gland if yer not careful!
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby badfinger » Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:19 pm

By 'eck, Ralph, lad; tha's towd 'im!
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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby rustyslide » Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:48 am

Glans would have been better, though "Glans in glans" doesn't make much sense.

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RE: lyrical mixup: frosted treats

Postby ralph » Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:24 am

<Glans would have been better>

No, it wouldn't.
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Postby hookeronacid » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:32 am

Touched by the gland of god
Now there's a life changing experience!!
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