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    As for me, I actually kept hearing built instead of meant on Last. That still happens to me.

    Oh, there goes another one.

    Down In It

    Actual: "I used to want it all."

    What I keep hearing: "I used to work it all."
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    -Ahead of Ourselves-

    Actual: "With our snouts in the dirt"
    Misheard: "With a schnapps in the dark"

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    Girl, you really got me now. You got me so I don't know what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_guyet View Post
    Same. Even to this day.

    Also, "The Perfect Drug".

    HEARD: "Take me with you / take me, if you want"

    IS: "Take me with you / take me with you"

    I heard that until the multitracks came out.
    wait WHAT?
    It doesn't say "take me if you want me?"
    Seriously?

    I've thought that's what it said for, idk, 22 years? Since it fucking came out and I always found that line to be chilling

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    I guess this isnt really a misheard lyric, but sometimes when I'm thinking about Ahead of Ourselves (not listening to it), my stupid idiot brain replaces the "obsolete, insignificant " bit with "big bowl of sauerkraut, every single morning" from Weird Al's Albuquerque.

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    when the single came out i remember my mom asking, "why does he keep saying you are the perfect truck?"

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    Reminds me of that lyrical parody that someone wrote about 20 years ago, called "The Perfect Rug".

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    Echoplex:

    Actual: "I built this place with broken parts. Just like they said."
    Heard: "I built this place with broken pots. December's here."

    Running:

    Actual: "As good as blind."
    Heard: "As good as pie."

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    Echoplex:

    i didn't mishear this one; it's just something goofy i say to amuse my wife but it SURE sounds like he could be saying

    "i don't eat anything at all" rather than "i don't need anything at all"

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    i ... i just saw the "I USED TO BE SO FUNNY" misheard lyrics ... i'm obsessed. that's all i hear now.

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    My 10 year old stepson was in the backseat while I had Came Back Haunted playing...

    Actual: "Came...back...haun-ted"
    What he heard: "Cave...man...cone-head"

    I now sing those lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimatebdp View Post
    My 10 year old stepson was in the backseat while I had Came Back Haunted playing...

    Actual: "Came...back...haun-ted"
    What he heard: "Cave...man...cone-head"

    I now sing those lyrics.
    Has he been watching SNL re-runs?

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    Some of.these really blow my mind. '"take me if you want me" in TPD: this one really fucked me up as my first close friend dying of drug overdose happened in 97. I had to talk about the lyric with my parents, my psychiatrist even.
    That one is like Mandela Effect territory for me.

    Same.goes for even deeper: d'you know me? We think you do" (like a fractured personality.)

    And I've been trying for years to understand why it says "not another reason not to continue" because it doesn't make sense but THAT'S WHAT IT SAID goddamn lolololl

    Also @ultimatebdp : "Forty years ago in TEXAAAS!" wins the thread imho
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    Happiness in Slavery: Slave Screams

    Me and my husband when we first heard it: Sex Slave

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    I used to sing "I'm Afraid of Americans" wrong in the chorus:

    Instead of: "I'm afraid of Americans, i'm afraid of the World..."
    I used to sing: I'm afraid of Americans, i'm afraid of the WORST"

    Not, because i misheard or anything, i just liked it that way (i also sing Bowie's version that way...)
    I'm looking forward to sing it that way next month; when i watch them live again (i really hope they play it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by insequence View Post
    When I first got into NIN about 10 years ago I always misheard "happiness" at the end of Happiness In Slavery as "A penis" whispered over and over again. Yes, I feel weird about it in retrospect.

    And yeah, I always thought the "not/out to continue" thing in The Wretched was strange. I guess it's just the delay or something that catches up with the vocals.
    Ayo, me too. Granted, I was 12.

    But yeah, "the mind controls...the peeeenis."

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    Happiness In Slavery

    Actual: "Happiness. It controls you. Happiness."

    What I keep hearing: "Happiness. Bad controls you. Happiness."

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    Every mistaken lyric I hear from NIN has something to do with ass...

    So what are you waiting for?
    You got what you asked for
    Did it fix what was wrong with you?
    Are you an Ass man?
    Last edited by renton44; 10-14-2018 at 08:47 PM.

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    Without you, it's not as much fun to pick on the bassist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wretchedest View Post
    Without you, it's not as much fun to pick on the bassist
    This isn't Metallica.




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    Quote Originally Posted by renton44 View Post
    So what you waiting?
    You got what you asked for
    Did it fix what was wrong with you?
    Are you an Ass man?

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    "Time is running old" (Over And Out)

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    First few times I heard HLAH :

    Head like a hole
    Placard your soul
    I'd rather die
    Than give you control

    "Placarder" in french is a slang for "afficher (displaying)", so I thought maybe it works in english too. But it doesn't, no. Not at all.

    "placard" really do sounds a lot like "black as" if you try to say it really quick with a terrible english accent though

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    To this day, my brain wants the word fraud instead of flawed in “my whole existence is flawed” in Closer.


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    Thanks to misheard lyrics on ETS back in 2007, to this day when I listen to The Beginning of the End in the car I sing the line "I've got my Moxie in my eyes"



    I blame you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by renton44 View Post
    Every mistaken lyric I hear from NIN has something to do with ass...

    So what are you waiting for?
    You got what you asked for
    Did it fix what was wrong with you?
    Are you an Ass man?
    Quote Originally Posted by dedevoce View Post
    Thanks to misheard lyrics on ETS back in 2007, to this day when I listen to The Beginning of the End in the car I sing the line "I've got my Moxie in my eyes"



    I blame you guys
    This response applies to both posts, because I've only known of these misheard lyrics through ETS, and they also include the word ass in them, and now they're sometimes hard to "unhear".

    Last - This isn't mental ass. This is for right now.

    Reptile - Angels bleed from the touch of my tainted cold ass.

    Physical (You're So) - I want your rough ass, baby.

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    Dunno if it's been mentioned but as The Perfect Drug is back (when did it ever go?) i've always misheard...

    Actual - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the pieces"
    Me - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the Pizza's"

    EVERY.DAMN.TIME! Also i'm hungry.

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    "I'm sleeping in the tears you've made me cry"

    I actually think that's what he should be saying and feel VERY strongly about this stance. It's a hill I'm willing to die on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    Dunno if it's been mentioned but as The Perfect Drug is back (when did it ever go?) i've always misheard...

    Actual - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the pieces"
    Me - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the Pizza's"

    EVERY.DAMN.TIME! Also i'm hungry.
    Someone way back in this thread (or was it on the old ETS?) had an amazing story about this exact mondegreen!

    I've submitted my fair share of misheard lyrics from when I was a kid, but I just realized another one: for the longest time in The Perfect Drug I thought it was "My boss wants to say hello to you!" and was really confused about Trent's workplace environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    Dunno if it's been mentioned but as The Perfect Drug is back (when did it ever go?) i've always misheard...

    Actual - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the pieces"
    Me - "Without you, It's not as much fun to pick up the Pizza's"

    EVERY.DAMN.TIME! Also i'm hungry.

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