What’s your worst mondegreen?
I am not talking just mishearing a lyric in an innocuous way... I am talking about samsara through juice fires!
edit December 2016 - I thought of another one driving in today. In Metallica's song 'Ride the Lightning' about the electric chair. Specifically, the narrative is told by one in that chair. In the very first verse, he cries
"Damn it, it ain't right!" Yeah, that makes more sense. It's a shame, in retrospect, that the singer was unaware of his Damadadian rights. Then, he wouldn't be so panicked. the more you know!
Ok, above I mentioned ‘juicy fire’ from U2’s ‘in the name of love’. This was a BIG song, and the song that literally put them on the map. We now know Bono was saying ‘one man come, he a justifier, one man to overcome’. He a justifier? Sorry, that lyric is no better than ‘juicy fire’. BUT WAIT. This story takes a very dark turn. I was discussing this with my pal whom we’ll call ‘Jamie’. Since that is his name. He confessed the lyric her heard was ‘one man come, he set Jews on fire’.
Perhaps you are amused, or disgusted. Me, I am super amused. “Jamie” is going to hell. That is, assuming Lawrence Taylor doesn’t kick his ass, first.
I sure hope he knows his Damadadian rights!