Misheard Lyrics, Vol 6

This isn’t so much a misheard lyric as a misremembered one. I sang this for a long time before a friend helpfully pointed out I had the lyrics wrong.

The Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Actual Lyrics
Hurry, hurry, hurry
Before I go insane

What I Sing
Hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry all the time

Misheard Lyrics, Vol 5

This installment of Misheard Lyrics belongs to my five year old daughter.

We were playing R.E.M.’s album Document this morning. My daughter really likes the song “Exhuming McCarthy”.

As we were riding in the car later, she started singing it out of the blue.

R.E.M. – “Exhuming McCarthy”
Actual Lyrics
Exhuming McCarthy
Exhuming McCarthy

What She Sings
Exhuming my car key
Exhuming my car key

(Not Really) Misheard Lyrics, Vol 4

Here’s another song for which I have substituted my own superior lyrics.

The song is “The Best Is Yet To Come”, and was written by Cole Porter. I’m sure many people have recorded it, but the version I’m most familiar with was recorded by Frank Sinatra.

I only sing my special version of this song when I am having a really bad day, so if you hear me doing it, you may want to steer clear.

Frank Sinatra – “The Best Is Yet To Come”
What I Sing
The best is yet to come, you dirty motherf*ckers

Actual Lyrics
The best is yet to come, and won’t that be fine

Quiz For A Doodle

For people who are constantly frustrated at missing out on my 60 second doodle offers because they weren’t the first commenter, you can now be frustrated by a lyrics quiz!

Whoever gets the most correct answers first wins a doodle! It should go without saying that if someone has already guessed the song, it will not be added to your point total (though you can still say you knew it).

I’m looking for song title, artist and optionally whether or not you like the song.

Using search engines is strongly discouraged!

1) Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance [SamuraiFrog]
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom

2) Belly – Feed The Tree [Evil Evil Genius]
So take your hat off, boy
When you’re talking to me

3) Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale [Bubs]
Here she comes
You better watch your step
She’s going to play you like a fool

4) Led Zeppelin – The Battle Of Evermore [Bubs]
The tyrant’s face is red

5) R.E.M. – Exhuming McCarthy [Bubs]
You’re sharpening stones
Walking on coals
To improve your business acumen

6) Reunion – Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [Dguzman]
Gotta turn it up louder
So the DJ told me

7) The Smiths – Panic [Evil Evil Genius]
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ

8) Sonic Youth – Kool Thing [SamuraiFrog]
I’ll be your slave
Give you a shave

9) America – Horse With No Name [SamuraiFrog]
In the desert you can remember your name
‘Cause there aint no one for to give you no pain

10) The Jacksons – State of Shock [SamuraiFrog]
You got me on my knees
Please baby please

11) Ween – Don’t Laugh, I Love You [Cowboy The Cat]
Ernest Hemingway would always be there for me
But now Ernest Hemingway is dead

12) Cole Porter – Anything Goes [Bubs]
When most guys today
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos

13) Television – Friction [Bubs]
I don’t wanna grow up,
There’s too much contradiction

14) Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds [SamuraiFrog]
She looks like the Sunday comics
She thinks she’s Brenda Starr

15) Lou Reed – Sick Of You [Never Identified!]
And there’s nothing to eat
That don’t carry the stink
Of some human waste dumped in the Nile

16) C.W. McCall – Convoy [SamuraiFrog]
Well we shot the line an’ we went for broke
With a thousand screamin’ trucks
And eleven long-haired friends of Jesus
In a chartreuse microbus

17) Hedgehoppers Anonymous – Good News Week [Never Identified!]
Someone’s found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

18) Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody [SamuraiFrog]
Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger now hes dead

19) TMBG – Snowball In Hell [Evil Evil Genius]
If it wasn’t for disappointment
I wouldn’t have any appointments

20) Cream – Anyone For Tennis [Never Identified!]
And the elephants are dancing
On the graves of squealing mice


Bubs got within arm’s reach, but SamuraiFrog carried the quiz! Just curious, has anyone heard the song “Good News Week”? I thought it was kinda popular, but I had a mixtape with it a long time ago — don’t know if it’s been widely heard. It’s a delightful poppy song that mentions rotting dead! How cool is that?!!

But, I digress. A doodle for the winner, SamuraiFrog: Elvis Presley shedding a single tear.

This post turned out all melancholy, didn’t it? I didn’t predict it, but I respect it.

I kind of like how this all worked out. My next doodle offering will probably center around a movie quote quiz.

See ya next time!

Comedy Is Easy, Lyrics Are Hard

UPDATE: As to not make people go insane looking for the answers to the lyrics that have not been identified, I thought I would add the answers, but encoded by ROT13.

This will do a couple things — first, give you a hint as to what the unidentified song is, and second, give you the ability to decode the song/artist if you really want to know what it is.

There’s a ROT13 decoder at the top right of my blog now.


samuraifrog posted a boatload of lyrics to guess, and I got one.

I was unable to get any on the quiz of becca’s (who answered an impossible number of the questions on le frog’s quiz).

So, I thought I would give this a whirl.

The Rules
Put your iTunes (or whatever) on random. Post lyrics from the first songs that play. Post it on your blog & let everyone guess the song & artist. Looking the lyrics up on any search engine is cheating!

1) Gur Cvkvrf – Avzebq’f Fba
One night upon my motorcycle through the desert sped
And smashed my body so that all my friends thought I was dead
My sister held me close and whispered to my bleeding head
“You are the son of a mother fucker”

2) Ybhqba Jnvajevtug VVV – Crbcyr Va Ybir
Movie stars smooching in an old movie
Kid turns away, and says it’s yucky
The kid knows something that the grownups don’t
When the kid grows up after that, the kid won’t

3) Donovan – There Is A Mountain (johnny yen)
Caterpillar sheds his skin
To find the butterfly within

4) Ebola Uvgpupbpx – Genzf Bs Byq Ybaqba
On a clear night you can see
Where the rails used to be
Oh it seems like ancient myth
They once ran to Hammersmith

5) Pnegre Snzvyl – Lbh Qravrq Lbhe Ybir
That was the day when you went away
You broke my heart in the month of May
That little ring I gave to you
Was to show you dear my love was true

6) Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah (samuraifrog)
Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?

7) Jnyxre Oebguref – Avgr Syvtugf
There’s no hold
The moving has come through
The danger brushing you
Turns its face into the heat and runs the tunnels
It’s so cold
The dark dug up by dogs
The stitches torn and broke
The raw meat fist you choke
Has hit the bloodlite

8) The Who – Christmas (samuraifrog)
Did you ever see the faces
Of the children, they get so excited.
Waking up on Christmas morning
Hours before the winter sun’s ignited.

9) The Ramones – Rock ‘N Roll High School (samuraifrog)
I just wanna have some kicks
I just wanna get some chicks

10) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (tim)
I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
That much is true

11) Phegvf Znlsvryq – V Cyna Gb Fgnl N Oryvrire
I met a friend of mine the other day
He said he couldn’t stay
Because the world was going to end
At the end of May
Well, May done passed
And everbody still sittin’ here on their ass
With some talk
They’re now waiting for The Judgment Day

12) George Jones – The Race Is On (mob)
I feel tears wellin’ up cold and deep inside
Like my heart’s sprung a big break
And the stab of loneliness, sharp and painful
That I may never shake
You might say that I was taking it hard
When she wrote me off with a call
But don’t you wager that I’ll hide in sorrow
When I may break right down and bawl

13) Fynqr – Bar Jnl Ubgry
They asked me to sleep on the floor
The people were running galore
They asked for the time to make a number of changes and I let them

14) They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul (samuraifrog)
There’s a picture opposite me
Of my primitive ancestry
Which stood on rocky shores and kept the beaches shipwreck free
Though I respect that a lot
I’d be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts

15) Zbzhf – Nqnz Terra
If my name were Howard
I’d dress up in a cumberbund and fez
If my name were Howard
I’d puff all night on funny cigarettes

If my name were Howard
I’d be terrified of getting sucked buck naked down the drain
Into a damp, dark world of flesh-eating spiders
If my name were Howard
I’d have thought of South Park and be rich as Midas

16) Gur Fuvaf – Erq Enoovgf
And I can’t go into this no more,
It puts too many thorns on my mind,
And the necessary balloon lies a corpse on the floor,
We’ve pissed on far too many sprites,
And they’re all standing up for their rights.

17) The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird (samuraifrog)
Don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word

18) Rick James – Superfreak (tim)
She’s a very kinky girl
The kind you don’t take home to mother

19) Qr Yn Fbhy – Rlr Xabj
May I cut this dance to introduce myself as
The chosen one to speak
Let me lay my hand across yours
And aim a kiss upon your cheek
The name’s Plug Two
And from the soul I bring you
The daisy of your choice
May it be filled with the pleasure principle
In circumference to my voice

20) Harry Belafonte – Jamaica Farewell (samuraifrog)
But I’m sad to say I’m on my way
Won’t be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town