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Offline Caterwaul

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2014, 01:57:18 PM »
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I remember when I was little, listening to One over and over again, and I asked "Mommy, why does Bono have leopard in his head?"  ;D

So what did she say?

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2014, 09:18:49 AM »
I think someone was a victim of misheard lyrics with this one: Promenade
In this page and u2.com they write
Oh, tell me, Cherry you dance with me

but in many others the lyric is
Oh, tell me, Charity you dance with me

some others even claim it is
Oh, tell me, tell me you'll dance with me

Which one is correct? To me it sounds like Charity, but then again, I'm not a native English speaker.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2014, 06:04:32 PM »
I think it's "charity," but "cherry, you" is nicely fanciful...

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2014, 07:32:40 PM »
I don't get the cherry thing but I know a screen name on this very forum is cherryyoudancewithme.

Azlyrics.com has charity. They're usually right I've found
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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2014, 03:24:50 PM »
I think that Bono actually said this many times: "...faces plowed like fields that once gave no resistance.." on A Sort of Homecoming. Shouldn't, in youth, faces be more resistant & the wear & wrinkling comes later with age and worry?

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2014, 03:36:24 PM »
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I think that Bono actually said this many times: "...faces plowed like fields that once gave no resistance.." on A Sort of Homecoming. Shouldn't, in youth, faces be more resistant & the wear & wrinkling comes later with age and worry?
Well, the way I see it, if we compare a young face with a field, because the former doesn't have wrinkles yet, it is like a smooth field and it's easier (hence the no resistance part) to plow through it, whereas an old face is like hard, desert-like soil.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2014, 04:48:24 PM »
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I don't get the cherry thing but I know a screen name on this very forum is cherryyoudancewithme.

Azlyrics.com has charity. They're usually right I've found
I like that site. I don't get "cherry" but I don't understand "charity" either.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2014, 10:04:18 AM »
That's what puzzles me: Cherry or Charity, it doesn't make much sense either. I guess Cherry could work as a pseudonym for Ali.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2014, 12:37:28 PM »
Yea I assume Cherry was a nickname or just a name he though we went the melody. I'm sure it's Cherry. Charity? No way I can't buy that's the word

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2014, 05:56:41 PM »
"Shamu the mysterious whale" I once heard someone say.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #70 on: May 04, 2014, 06:55:28 AM »
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"Shamu the mysterious whale" I once heard someone say.
Best "misheard lyric" ever!

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2014, 05:13:55 AM »
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I think that Bono actually said this many times: "...faces plowed like fields that once gave no resistance.." on A Sort of Homecoming. Shouldn't, in youth, faces be more resistant & the wear & wrinkling comes later with age and worry?
Well, the way I see it, if we compare a young face with a field, because the former doesn't have wrinkles yet, it is like a smooth field and it's easier (hence the no resistance part) to plow through it, whereas an old face is like hard, desert-like soil.

Maybe that was what he was thinking when he wrote it in his youth? It still doesn't make much sense to me - It's  even clear to kids that old people's skin looks more plowed through than young people's skin.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2014, 05:20:29 AM »
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"Shamu the mysterious whale" I once heard someone say.
Best "misheard lyric" ever!

I'll never hear that song the same way again. Ha!

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2014, 10:05:14 PM »
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Yea I assume Cherry was a nickname or just a name he though we went the melody. I'm sure it's Cherry. Charity? No way I can't buy that's the word

"Charity" makes more sense to me...I think it makes more sense if you think of "Charity" as selfless love in general rather than as writing a check. To me, it's beautiful if it's "Charity" and kinda silly if it's "Cherry."

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2014, 09:01:27 PM »
Until I memorized the lyrics to PITNOL, I thought it was "One man wash on MTV"