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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: Most Hilarious Misheard Lyrics


06/08/2011
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Gibson has come up with their top 10 list of the most hilarious misheard lyrics in rock music history. Here are a few of them: 4. Black Sabbath, "Paranoid" - The title track of Black Sabbath's 1970 sophomore album was panned by critics for the line "I tell you to end your life, I wish I could but it's too late." Only problem was, the line was actually the much more upbeat "I tell you to enjoy life," although the "I wish I could but it's too late" part was accurate, so the line was still a bit of a downer.

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Bad Moon Rising" - This classic CCR track is notorious for the misheard lyric "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of "There's a bad moon on the rise." This particularly common mis-hearing is probably due in part to the slapback echo employed on John Fogerty's vocals, which tends to throw the ear off the trail a little bit.

1. Jimi Hendrix, "Purple Haze" - One of the most common misheard lyrics of all time, a great many people thought that the classic line "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky!" was "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy!" This one is so common that it was used as the title for a popular book on misheard lyrics by Gavin Edwards. more on this story

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