For years now, when we listened to the 1994 Morrissey hit single “Now My Heart Is Full”, I thought the song’s refrain referred to “Pinky Cubans”. I was saddened to recently find out that alas, the line is “Pinkie, Cubitt”, referring to characters in Graham Greene‘s novel Brighton Rock.
Apparently misheard lyrics are a cottage industry, as a website called “Kiss This Guy”, has a huge database of them.
What are your favorite misheard lyrics? Leave them in the comments…
This isn’t exactly new, there quite a few parodies, among them POPE (picture of the Pope), SNOB (right wing Obama mashup), GROPE (Bill Clinton), and DOPE (a comment on Obama’s supposed drug experimenting).
So the next question: will Hilary get the Veep nod?
In December 2007, after briefly considering the lead singer of a Virginia-based tribute band, Journey hired Filipino singer Arnel Pineda of the cover band The Zoo after Neal Schon saw him on YouTube singing covers of Journey songs…(!)