Misheard Lyrics -- Part 2 (They Had Style, They Had Grace..)

OK, I will now post a couple of entries that I was ashamed to mention previously, but I have now gathered up the courage to do so (I think).

1. From back in the 80s, in a song by Toto called "Africa", there is a line that goes:
I know that I must do what's right,
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti...

For many years before the Internet, "Olympus" sounded to me like "a leprus". So what's a leprus (lepress)??? Well, I assumed it had to be a reference either to an unsightly growth on a person who has leprosy, or a poetic name for a female leopard. Either way it sounded pretty damn weird, so learning the truth was a major revelation for me.

2. There was a pop song by a dude named Stephen Bishop called "On and On" where he sings in a whiny, nasally voice about a guy who suddenly realized that his ladylove was cheating on him with another dude. The lyrics that come next are something like this:
So he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky;
Puts on Sinatra and starts to cry,
On and on...
For a very long time, I couldn't guess the real lyric and it sounded to me like "puts on some Natra and starts to cry"... I assumed that he put on some type of herbal potion or aftershave or something called "Natra." I even looked it up to see if there was any such product actually on the market, which left me even more puzzled...    

3. There was a mellow pop song by "America" called "Ventura Highway" that had lyrics which sounded like:
"Seasons crying, no despair,
Alligator lizards in the air..."

I figured those couldn't possibly be the real lyrics, so I researched it, but then I came to a profoundly disturbing revelation:
OMG, these ARE the REAL LYRICS................................................................................ ---

4. Ok, I realize this is going to sound absolutely horrible but in the Madonna song "Ray of Light" there is a repeating line that goes "And I feel like I just got home..." For some reason, I am not sure why, it sounded to me like she was singing "I feel like I just got boned".... I am quite relieved to know the true lyric now, I must say.

5. From another Madonna song called "Vogue":
   "They had style, they had grace,
   Rita Hayworth gave good face."

  OMG, I can't believe this............ my research reveals those were indeed the real, bona fide lyrics.


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Jan 19, 2013