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Old 10-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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While I never had any problem hearing the lyrics to this one and when it first came out I was about 20 and thought that Rickie Lee Jones was the coolest kitty out there, there was one piece I never figured out. I was listening to random iPod stuff over football and this song came on and I once again said, "WHAT IS P.L.P. ?"

A web search came up with this answer:

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It stands for “public leaning post,” old American slang used when one friend leans on another.
(I think it can also mean "personal leaning post"...)

Rule Forty Two - » In the first line of “Chuck E.’s in Love,” Rickie Lee Jones sings, “How come he don’t come and P.L.P. with me down at the meter no more?” What does “P.L.P.” mean?

So I can finally rest easy (except that I wish Michael McDonald - one cool cat for sure - was singing backup).

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #22
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One of the advantages to using Pandora is that you can see the lyrics of a song while you are listening to it.

I've been quite surprised of what a singer is actually "saying" and what I've been using to sing along to a song that I've been doing so for decades ...
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While I never had any problem hearing the lyrics to this one and when it first came out I was about 20 and thought that Rickie Lee Jones was the coolest kitty out there, there was one piece I never figured out. I was listening to random iPod stuff over football and this song came on and I once again said, "WHAT IS P.L.P. ?"

A web search came up with this answer:

(I think it can also mean "personal leaning post"...)

Rule Forty Two - » In the first line of “Chuck E.’s in Love,” Rickie Lee Jones sings, “How come he don’t come and P.L.P. with me down at the meter no more?” What does “P.L.P.” mean?

So I can finally rest easy (except that I wish Michael McDonald - one cool cat for sure - was singing backup).

Great song.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #25
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One of the advantages to using Pandora is that you can see the lyrics of a song while you are listening to it.

I've been quite surprised of what a singer is actually "saying" and what I've been using to sing along to a song that I've been doing so for decades ...
Hey, give us some examples (we'll either get a laugh or feel better about how we've fractured lyrics on our own!)
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I guess coming from the Louie, Louie generation, we were wired to mishear lyrics.
...not to mention backtracking & backmasking.

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In February, 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of "Louie Louie" were obscene. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the complaint. In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after two years of investigation, concluded that the recording could not be interpreted, that it was "unintelligible at any speed,"[27] and therefore the Bureau could not find that the recording was obscene.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #27
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Here's a funny. My nurse goes to recovery to see a patient and there's a young male transporter singing a Credence song (song is of course, way before this young man's time) and he preceeds to mame Bad Moon Rising by singing: Don't come around tonight, 'cause it's bound to take your life, there's a baboon on the right....
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Misheard Lyrics

I didn't want to post to the respectful recent Joe Cocker thread, but it made me smile and I hadn't seen it posted yet:

http://youtu.be/3xJWxPE8G2c
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I didn't want to post to the respectful recent Joe Cocker thread, but it made me smile and I hadn't seen it posted yet:

http://youtu.be/3xJWxPE8G2c
No disrespect at all. My sister-in-law sent that link to us and by the end we were almost throwing up from laughing so hard at the really funny images and "lyrics.". I like to think it made Joe Cocker smile too.
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Definitely funny. Tears in my eyes!
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I can't think of any particular funny or fractured lyrics my mind might have substituted over the the years but, if you are not reading the text along with the music, almost anything by Springsteen or Tom Waits will have your mind scrambling for substitutes somewhere before the end.
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I defy anyone to figure out what Eddie Vedder is singing in Yellow Ledbetter.

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I can't think of any particular funny or fractured lyrics my mind might have substituted over the the years but, if you are not reading the text along with the music, almost anything by Springsteen or Tom Waits will have your mind scrambling for substitutes somewhere before the end.
Yes, one of Sprinsteen's was Blinded by the Light. Manfred Mann made into a hit, and changed a few lyrics.
The original line was "cut loose like a duece(reference to a duece coupe )" MM changed that to "revved up like a duece ". It was commonly misheard as "wrapped up like a douche". Many folks still hear it that way.

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The Beatles song "Paperback Writer" came out "Take the last ride sir" in my youth !

Also, the lyrics in a Elton John song, which were "someone saved my life tonight", became "someone shaved my wife tonight" !
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Back in the early 70's there was a song called Moonlight Feels Right (by Starbuck?) that had the line ". . . feeling warm and right. . . ". Being in junior high we thought the line was ". . . feeling my woman right. . ." All of us nerdy, dorky girls were totally aghast!!!
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And there's the classic line from 'Friends' where Joey thinks Elton John is singing, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"


Hands down favorite is "Blinded by the Light" If anyone can understand that, kudos


Misheard Lyric: “Wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night.”
Actual Lyric: “Revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night.”
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I've been a Bee Gees fan through all of their genres. But I never could understand their falsetto lyrics. BTW, loved that Joe Cocker post.
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Hands down favorite is "Blinded by the Light" If anyone can understand that, kudos

Misheard Lyric: “Wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night.”
Actual Lyric: “Revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night.”
you might like this, if you haven't seen it:
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