Episode 123: Misheard Lyrics

Episode 123: Misheard Lyrics
Pat is joined by the third of his four new co-hosts, writer Christy Stratton, as they clean out their ears to clarify the lyrics they've often misheard.
From November 14, 2013


With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Christy Stratton
00:00:00 Pat introduces a new cohost (and lady) Christy Stratton!
  Christy is honored, but a little scared. She knows that listeners frequently call in and tell Pat to go eff himself. Christy can't take that kind of character assassination, so let's take it easy on her, guys.

Matt tells the story about Pat's interaction with Gene Simmons on Twitter. Matt is concerned that KISS will get involved with podcasting. Paul Stanley visits the studio to comment.

00:10:00 Christy kicks things off with The Rolling Stones - "Brown Sugar" from the album Sticky Fingers. Christy thinks that Mick said that she dances so good, not tastes so good.
  Pat plays the indistinguishable lyrics of Pat Aerosmith - "Young Lust" from the album PUMP.

Christy's dark side comes out in Van Halen's "And The Cradle Will Rock" from the album Women and Children First. She thought Diamond Dave as asking about Junior's grave instead of grades.

00:15:00 Pat pulls out his Van Halen track: "Unchained" from the album Fair Warning.
  Christy reveals his deeeeeeep love for David Lee Roth. Another woman seduced by the bolero jacket.
  Christy again goes dark. In Soundgarden's "Spoonman" from the album Superunknown Christy thought they say "all my friends are scared to death."
00:20:00 Pat plays the pure pop of The Cars - "Candy-O" from the album Let's Go. He thought that she had a "whiskey mouth."

To be fair, a lot of artists make it difficult to understand their lyrics. Christy's next song is a prime example: Bee Gees - "Jive Talkin" from the album Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack. Here's her take:


I got hair on my back

I can't hide it Milwaukee

And I'm glowing in the dark

In New Orleans.


Christy also gives us some fair warning: she LOVES the Bee Gees, so we're likely to hear more of them in the coming weeks.


This is Pat's most embarrassing misheard lyric: David Bowie - "Ashes To Ashes" from the album Scary Monsters.


Fun to faggot

- instead of -

Fun to funky


"Are you sure he didn't say 'jaggot?''"

- Pat trying to justify his ears' homophobia

Christy says that, for this subject, she could pick any of the songs of Elton John - "Rocket Man" from the album Honky Chateau.


Burning out of Tucson Arizone

- instead of -

Burning out his fuse up here alone



Here's Pat's second most embarrassing misheard lyric Blues Brothers - "Rubber Biscuit" from the album Briefcase Full Of Blues.


What do you want for nothin'? How about a piece of cake?

- instead of -

What do you want for nothin'? Rubber biscuit?



Only two days before the show did Christy learn the real lyrics of Foreigner - "Long Long Way From Home" from the album Foreigner.


Waiting, I was overwaiting

- instead of -

Waiting, hours of waiting



Pat Eagles - "Take It Easy" from the album Eagles.


It's a girl, my lord, with a flat buckboard

- instead of -

It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford



Christy finishes her list with The Cult - "Love Removal Machine" from the album Electric.


There's a red room because she was there

Scarlet woman, she got me a beer

- instead of -

Fell to the red room because she was there

Scarlet woman, she got me in fear



Pat calls this one of his mental patient songs, because he could listen to this over and over again [ed. note: agreed!]: Led Zeppelin - "Fool In The Rain" from the album In Through The Out Door.


There's a light in your eyes that keeps shining

Like a sign that can't wait for a knife

- instead of -

There's a light in your eyes that keeps shining

Like a star that can't wait for the night


00:40:00 Matt plays us out with Missing Persons - "Words" from the album Spring Session M.
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:10:00 Brown Sugar Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones Christy
00:10:00 Young Lust PUMP Aerosmith Pat
00:10:00 And The Cradle Will Rock Women and Children First Van Halen Christy
00:15:00 Unchained Fair Warning Van Halen Pat
00:15:00 Spoonman Superunknown Soundgarden Christy
00:20:00 Let's Go Candy-O The Cars Pat
00:20:00 Jive Talkin Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack Bee Gees Christy
00:25:00 Ashes To Ashes Scary Monsters David Bowie Pat
00:25:00 Rocket Man Honky Chateau Elton John Christy
00:30:00 Rubber Biscuit Briefcase Full Of Blues Blues Brothers Pat
00:30:00 Long Long Way From Home Foreigner Foreigner Christy
00:30:00 Take It Easy Eagles Eagles Pat
00:35:00 Love Removal Machine Electric The Cult Christy
00:35:00 Fool In The Rain In Through The Out Door Led Zeppelin Pat
00:40:00 Words Spring Session M Missing Persons Matt