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Green Day lyrics you thought were one thing and eventually turned out to be another


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Now, I think (hope) I've lsitened to every Green Day song above the average of the normal Green Day fan. I, as many of you do as well, listen to too much Green Day. Now you guys are so fanatical about Green Day that you probably look at all the lyrics online anyway making this thread moot but I thought it could be interesting, maybe funny.

I am sure some of them will be the same but I will start with a lyric that I actually always wondered about and eventually just forgot and sang the thing that I thought it was, just a "sound out". I'll explain.

We are the waiting "Are we we are, are we, we are, the waiting____Uhhh noooo" <--- lol. For the 9854 times I've heard that song, I've been singing it that way until I saw the rockband lyric and saw it was "Unknown". There have been a couple others I discovered via Rockband that are humorous but I figure some of them will be similar so I won't bogart.

So rockband aside, any lyric that you thought was something else. Don't be embarrassed, the goofier it was, the funnier it will be for us.

Ok thread. (I've tried one other forced member thread and it was a disaster. Let's see how this one does.)

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There is a thread in the general section of the forum about misheard lyrics here

Anyway, I always thought Billie sings 'No one knows' at the end of No One Knows. I couldn't understand why the lyrics had 'I don't know' instead. I had to listen very carefully to hear he really says I don't know :lol:

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Thanks for that. Sorry mods. :( I only had the best intentions. Lol. I won't start another thread, it seems everything is covered. I would rather punch myself in the balls continuously for a half hour than scour every post though but thanks again Kat.

Another failure. :(

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you also could have cut down the title a bit. you could have just had Misheard Green Day Lyrics

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you also could have cut down the title a bit. you could have just had Misheard Green Day Lyrics


Could I have used a better font? Lol. You guys are something else man. Shew. Almost always when I'm on this board, I'm stoned, so, ya know.

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Another failure. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...

Mate, I know how you feel.
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I'll merge this one with the other one, seeing as you wrote a pretty good post on the subject :)

And you didn't fail, don't worry.
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I'm thinking we could probably leave this open and just for Green Day songs rather than everything-under-the-sun which is covered by the General thread.
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Aaaand I'll unmerge them again :)
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might as well just delete all the posts and start fresh

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TOO LATE :mad: I'M RUNNING THIS FUCKING SHOW.

Anyway, I've misheard a shitload of Green Day lyrics in my time. I always thought "born and raised by hypocrites" was "go on and raise my hypocrite" :lol:
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TOO LATE http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... I'M RUNNING THIS FUCKING SHOW.

Anyway, I've misheard a shitload of Green Day lyrics in my time. I always thought "born and raised by hypocrites" was "go on and raise my hypocrite" http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...


Get the fuck out? Hahahaha. Ahhhh, shit I got a good laugh out of that one. :lol:
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In Extraordinary Girl i thought it was "She admits she wants to see to any one willing to buy" instead of "She sees the mirror of herself an image she wants to sell to anyone willing to buy"

And like i said before couldnt we just change the title to Misheard Green Day Lyrics

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And like i said before couldnt we just change the title to Misheard Green Day Lyrics

We could.

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And like i said before couldnt we just change the title to Misheard Green Day Lyrics


What's with the anal-retention?

When I first heard Holiday I was kind of going through a time of not really listening to lyrics but just singing how they sounded, thus 'this is the dawning of the rest of our lives' became 'this is the dawning of the lust of our lives.' Hey, who knew it was a song about sex?
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I can remember so many times reading Green Day lyrics of a song and just being like ":o THAT'S what he says?"
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I always thought in East Jesus Nowhere it was "like a dog that's beside a mine field" =/
don't know why though lol

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How... :lol:

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In Minority where he sings; "For crying out loud,she screamed unto me", I thought he sang "screamed under me". A bit perverted.
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There is loads of green day lyrics which I have misheard for example on macys day parade I used to always sign "then i realized what it took to tell the difference between things and goods" instead of "then I realized what it took to tell the difference between thieves and crooks" and on the same song I used to think it was a brand new home instead of hope
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I don't think I properly know a single lyric from Dookie, I noticed that when listening to the a capellas. I was singing along and suddenly realising I had no idea what the line actually was.

Also, the end of the American Idiot chorus "for that's enough to argue", I always thought it was "convinving them to walk you". I think I might have read that on a lyrics site, but yeah. I don't remember what I thought that meant either...

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In Minority where he sings; "For crying out loud,she screamed unto me", I thought he sang "screamed under me". A bit perverted.


Ha, this.
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In Burnout, I thought it was 'I've lived inside this pencil cave' instead of 'I've lived inside this mental cave', haha.
In Jesus Of Suburbia, I thought one of the lyrics was 'So I popped the riddle and...' instead of 'Soda pop and Ritalin'. :lol: It didn't make sense to me. I was like, "So this girl had to solve a riddle in order to figure out she was being proposed to?" xD I don't even know...
In Minority, I used to hear 'She screamed under me'. I sometimes still accidentally say that.
Dookie in general... Billie slurs a lot of words in that album so I always fuck up on lyrics. Not all of them. Chump and In The End are really the worst ones for me.
Some of 1,039 and some of Kerplunk are just a lost cause for me. Same reasons that I have with Dookie.
In 'The Grouch', I thought it was 'I don't have sex 'cause I can't get enough'. Which doesn't even make sense.

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In Homecoming when he says "I started fucking running as soon as my feet touched ground" I always thought he said something about pizza. I can't remember exactly what I thought it was, but whenever I'd listen to that part I'd always think it never made sense. :lol:
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In Extraordinary Girl i thought it was "She admits she wants to see to any one willing to buy" instead of "She sees the mirror of herself an image she wants to sell to anyone willing to buy"

Speaking of Extraordinary girl -

he lacks a courage in his mind ... like a pig left in the rain.

I'll post the other standard ones:

16: Things are easy when you're asian
When I Come Around: So don't do what you like
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Speaking of Extraordinary girl -

he lacks a courage in his mind ... like a pig left in the rain.

I laughed out loud as soon as I read that post :lol:

And the first time I heard Minority I also thought it was "she screamed under me". Doesn't make sense, but still..

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When I first heard Jesus of Suburbia, I was really convinced there was a section about cats. Something along the lines of, "I have a cat, if you don't. I have a cat, if you don't. I have a cat, if you don't cat. I like cats."

And I'm pretty sure I still don't sing any of the correct lyrics for American Idiot, haha.
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Letterbomb "The television's an extortionist, and it don't even know that you exist"

is a way better line than "the town preacher" :thumbsup: it makes the tv seem alive, innit? It's the kind of imagery that is dotted around the album, and fits with the themes he talks about in American Idiot (the song).
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I never mistook this one, but someone else on this forum mentioned a long time ago they thought "Welcome to Paradise" said "Pay attention to the cracked streets and the broken gnomes". It's always made me giggle when I listen to WTP.

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Letterbomb "The television's an extortionist, and it don't even know that you exist"

is a way better line than "the town preacher" http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... it makes the tv seem alive, innit? It's the kind of imagery that is dotted around the album, and fits with the themes he talks about in American Idiot (the song).


WHA??? I didn't know that's what it said. I've always sang "The television set extortionist", as in an infomercial or something. :huh:

I've moved this to the Green Day Chat forum. I think it makes sense to have it here since we're not talking specifically about an album or song.
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Letterbomb "The television's an extortionist, and it don't even know that you exist"

is a way better line than "the town preacher" http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... it makes the tv seem alive, innit? It's the kind of imagery that is dotted around the album, and fits with the themes he talks about in American Idiot (the song).

Isn't it "The town bishop's an extortionist, and he don't even know that you exist"?

I've misread a lot of lyrics but for some reason I can't think of any right now.

edit: Thought of one! Jaded. I thought it was "Somebody keep my pants I think there falling off." instead of "Somebody keep my balance I think I'm falling off."
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