Okay, so while we're talking about music, let's talk about the KING of mis-heard lyrics, Sir Elton John!
I remember a few years back, hearing about how some parents were up in arms about Bennie and the Jets (which, really? That song came out, like, thirty-five years ago) because it mentioned kids fighting their parents.
And I was, like, it DOES? Because I'd been listening to that song since Hector was a pup and I'd never heard that part.
So, of course, I had to pull out my ALBUM (am old) and give it a listen, and sure enough, there it was, "We'll fight our parents out in the streets/to find who's right and who's wrong".
Huh. Never heard that before. Of course, any Elton John song is chock-full of words evidently spoken in some made-up language, because despite repeated listens, you're still going, "WHAT? WHAT did he say?"
And it's not so much that Elton John doesn't enunciate (unlike the late Kurt Cobain, who sang like he had a mouthful of marbles), it's that the lyrics make no damn sense to begin with.
May I submit an excerpt from "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road":
"Back to the howling old owl in the woods/hunting the horny back toad"
What. the. f*ck. is a HORNY BACK TOAD, for Pete's sake?! And DO NOT direct me to the Wikipedia entry, because to be honest, that would just piss me off at this point.
And Elton John's already pissing me off enough for one day.