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  • #46
    When I left school the song "Money's Too Tight to Mention" by Simply Red was released. With their being a recession on at the time it was highly topical. "I got laid off from work, my rent is due, my kids all need brand new shoes". I honestly used to think that last bit was "A kid sold me brand new shoes".
    "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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    • #47
      I used to think "When Smokey Sings" by ABC was called "When Smoke Ascends" at one time.
      "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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      • #48
        Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
        I used to think "When Smokey Sings" by ABC was called "When Smoke Ascends" at one time.
        I used to hear it as "When Smokey Sins, I Hear Violence"
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        • #49
          I suppose the reason why bands and artists often print the lyrics of their songs underneath their album covers is to avoid confusion as to what they're actually singing about.
          "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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          • #50
            good

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            • #51
              My wife wonder if Jackie Chan by Preme was even in English as she found it so hard to understand!
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              • #52
                i always wondered what "stop and veal" was about.
                It mentions Dolevera, Basil Dolevera the cricket bloke was in the news around the time.

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                • #53
                  I think a classic example of a song where you have to really strain your ears to hear what the lyrics are is "Emotional Rescue" by the Rolling Stones. One line of it apparently says "Don't you know promises were never meant to keep?". At least that's what it's translated as online. To me it sounds just like "Your juvenile promises were never meant to keep", in fact I'd go so far as to say I don't see how Mick could be singing anything else but that, although the first line does make more sense grammatically.
                  "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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                  • #54
                    Until recently I had absolutely no idea that I was mishearing the lyrics in "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" by the Tavares. I was absolutely convinced that one line of it said "I want all I can get of your sexy legs" when actually it was "I want all I can get of your sexiness"
                    "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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