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


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Letterbomb again:

I always heard "It's Dad's suit, but it's too tight, you better run for your fucking life" and somehow I thought it actually made sense and fit in with the whole theme of the album!
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I first heard Good Riddance when I was 10 years old, and, well... "Another turnip on a fork stuck in the road."
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A friend of my said to me "I was listening to X-KID, I didn't know the lyrics and I thought Billie was singing banzuééé"



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in static age i thought 

All I want to do is I want to breathe, batteries are not included. was

All i i want to do is a 1 2 3 that for reasons not included 



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"Solving the crosswords in my mind" in Brain Stew.


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I'm sure that someone has already said it, but the first times I heard Nuclear Family I understood "I just want some action so give me Mike Dirnt"  :lol:  (actually I still think that Billie says so  :lol: )


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I thought that the whole of Coming Clean was about his parents finding out about all the drugs and stuff he had done and then about "they'll never understand whats happening to me", that meaning worked as an almost perfect definition of teen angst and rebellion.

 

The actual meaning is abit deeper and more meaningfull though, haha.



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I first heard Good Riddance when I was 10 years old, and, well... "Another turnip on a fork stuck in the road."

My mum had a similar mis-hearing. Only difference was she thought it was "Another turnip boy".

 

I'm sure that someone has already said it, but the first times I heard Nuclear Family I understood "I just want some action so give me Mike Dirnt"  :lol:  (actually I still think that Billie says so  :lol: )

Your not the only on who heard it. I remember when it was first released a bunch of people posted around the forum about it. 



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I always thought the lyrics at the end of Geek Stink Breath were "bake it... steak it... burp."

Hmm...
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I always thought the lyrics at the end of Geek Stink Breath were "bake it... steak it... burp."
Hmm...


Hahaha! Love it!

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I definitely thought "Sitting undisturbed, it's what I deserve.." in Blood, sex, and Booze was,

"Sitting on the stove, it's what I deserve.."  :lol:


and totally off topic, but in Marilyn Manson's "the beautiful people" ... for the longest time I thought he was saying "The beat of a meatball" 


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I definitely thought "Sitting undisturbed, it's what I deserve.." in Blood, sex, and Booze was,
"Sitting on the stove, it's what I deserve.."  :lol:

You mean it's not?! Damn.

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I definitely thought "Sitting undisturbed, it's what I deserve.." in Blood, sex, and Booze was,
"Sitting on the stove, it's what I deserve.."  :lol:
and totally off topic, but in Marilyn Manson's "the beautiful people" ... for the longest time I thought he was saying "The beat of a meatball"


I'm pretty sure it's actually "Say I'm disturbed, it's what I deserve"....

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I LOVE this topic cause I'm reassured to see I'm not the only one to have understood.. nothing ? on Nimrod. Arf, I don't know how to say...

 

I remember I had a little problem of translation (I'm french) when I listened to Good Riddance (♥♥♥ that song) when BJ said ''a fork stuck in the road''. Fork is ''fourchette'' in french, fork, like you have the knife and the spoon... --' so I understood that there was a fork in the road :D

Dunno if it has been already said but in Letterbomb I heard ''you're fucking only along for the ride''...
 


Edited by Oxymore, 17 September 2013 - 02:16 PM.


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I LOVE this topic cause I'm reassured to see I'm not the only one to have understood.. nothing ? on Nimrod. Arf, I don't know how to say...
 
I remember I had a little problem of translation (I'm french) when I listened to Good Riddance (♥♥♥ that song) when BJ said ''a fork stuck in the road''. Fork is ''fourchette'' in french, fork, like you have the knife and the spoon... --' so I understood that there was a fork in the road :D
Dunno if it has been already said but in Letterbomb I heard ''you're fucking only along for the ride''...


Welcome! Yes, we all hear strange things in Green Day songs. I think the fork thing is supposed to make you think of an actual fourchette because Billie says "fork stuck in the road", not just the common expression of a fork in the road

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Yes, actually I didn't know that expression, and one day I read this expression on a book or stuff like that and I was like'' Oh my God, revelation !''

Butnow I'm a bit better in english :)



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I always thought in Good Riddance it said "Tom grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go"

I always thought the lyrics at the end of Geek Stink Breath were "bake it... steak it... burp."
Hmm...

ahahahahah tears

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I'm pretty sure it's actually "Say I'm disturbed, it's what I deserve"....

Well, still. He says nothing about a stove....

and even more proof that I can't understand what he's saying.


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For the longest time I thought that KYE said "They'll be blinded by the light in their eyes." I wish that WERE what it said, because "Don't be blinded by the lies in your eyes" is completely retarded.


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For the longest time I thought that KYE said "They'll be blinded by the light in their eyes." I wish that WERE what it said, because "Don't be blinded by the lies in your eyes" is completely retarded.


I thought that too and I still refuse to acknowledge I was wrong. I agree, what we thought is far better.
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In Android, I always thought 'It keeps my head spinning around' was 'It keeps my husband in the ground' haha. I only recently found out I was wrong, still doesn't stop me hearing it that way though xD


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It took me until today to realise Brat doesn't go:

Got a plan of action and cold blood
And it smells of deep fried eggs
I'll just wait for Mom and Dad to die
And get my share of the eggs
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In Dirty, Rotten Bastards I first heard "I've got the urge, the pigeon's urge!" :lol:

 

I know it's stupid, but I can't unhear it now.



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In Dirty, Rotten Bastards I first heard "I've got the urge, the pigeon's urge!" :lol:
 
I know it's stupid, but I can't unhear it now.


:lol: I always hear that as "I've got the urge to pigeon search."

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My mum had a similar mis-hearing. Only difference was she thought it was "Another turnip boy".


My mum had this too... Weird!

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my mom use to sing "some times I wish a mother bear would find me" in boulevard of broken dreams, and my sister use to sing  'she, shes my white whore" in wild one.......and I did indeed laugh out loud


I definitely thought "Sitting undisturbed, it's what I deserve.." in Blood, sex, and Booze was,

"Sitting on the stove, it's what I deserve.."  :lol:


and totally off topic, but in Marilyn Manson's "the beautiful people" ... for the longest time I thought he was saying "The beat of a meatball" 

I use to think it was "see? im disturved, its what I deserve..." hahaha



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Another face that's red on the information highway.



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I remember I used to hear "desperado, of the night" instead of "this beretta, of the night" in Peacemaker...



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There was a "misheard lyrics" version of "Holiday" on YouTube that was bloody hilarious; been taken down by Warner now, unfortunately.

You mean this?

 


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You mean this?
 youtube.com/watch?v=s-jCrxQ8]

That´s exactly the youtube fun that started my interest in Green Day about two years ago. ;)




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