|"Are you sure those are the lyrics to Eddie Money's hit tune?"|
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WHAT’S SO FUNNY?--Whadda you mean the lyrics in Eddie Money’s huge hit aren’t: “I’ve got (pause) two chickens to paralyze...?”
Evidently I wasn’t the only one confused by lyric malaprops reported by writer Dave Gross in a recent CNN Blog titled “Kiss This Guy: Spotify’s Ten Most Misquoted Songs.” Link to the whole article here and please do not miss the public comment on the CNN post!
Jimi Hendrix: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” [Excuse me while I kiss the sky]
The Clash: “Rock the cat box.” [Rock the Casbah]
Creedence Clearwater Revival: “There’s a bathroom on the right.” [There’s a bad moon on the rise]
Elton John: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.” [Hold me closer, tiny dancer]
From public comments after the CNN post. Some of these are hilarious. CNN asked for other mangled lyrics.
|Two Chickens to What...?|
Eddie Money: “I’ve got (pause) two chickens to paralyze” [“I’ve got two tickets to paradise]
Neil Diamond: “Reverend in blue jeans” [Forever in blue jeans]
Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into Penn Station.”
Lord’s Prayer 2: “Our father who Art in heaven, Harold be thy name [on Earth].
Pledge of Alliance: “...with liverwurst and mustard for all.”
Xmas carol: “Olive the other reindeer...”
Xmas carol 2: “While shepherds wash their socks at night, they see a bright new star...”
Xmas carol 3: “...sleep in heavenly peas.”
Xmas carol 4: “"Mark, the hare lipped angel, sings".
And the winner of the Spotify/CNN collaboration? “...By a long shot, Manfred Mann's Earth Band confused the most folks with "Blinded By the Light," the 1976 hit written and first recorded by Bruce Springsteen. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported hearing "Wrapped up like a douche/when you're rollin' in the night" instead of the correct lyric: "Revved up like a deuce/another runner in the night," says CNN.