Misheard song lyrics

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Misheard song lyrics

Postby Vana Tuivana » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:18 am

So me being a n00b to this and all, I've misheard my share of lyrics from the musical. One of my personal favorites (and I STILL hear this one, despite the fact that I actually know what they're saying now) is in Red and Black:

"Lamarque is ill and fading fast -- won't last the week outside, they say."

WTF... why are they being so cruel to leave him outside when he's sick? -- being my first thought. And then I actually went and looked up the lyrics, and it turns out he's not saying that at all. Oops.

So. I can't be the only one who's messed up the lyrics. Yours? :)

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Postby Mademoiselle Lanoire » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:41 am

On the OFC, I misheard "on travaille de ses mains" for "on travaille deux semaines", and it confused me, so I went to look up the actual lyrics online.

And now I have to go dig out the MDN thread on this topic, as well...

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Postby Marianne » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:05 am

I totally heard that one line in Bring Him Home as "The sons must die, one by one..."

Made me go WTF for a long time before I looked up the lyrics.
[Dieu] entend ta voix, ô fille des hommes! aussi bien que celle des constellations; car rien n'est petit pour celui devant lequel rien n'est grand.
- George Sand, Les sept cordes de la lyre

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Postby JeanneProuvaire » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:18 am

Me too, Marianne.

"Accent us one, be with us to and then!"

Makes no sense. It's actually "At Saint-Antoine, they're with us to a man!"
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Postby duva » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:20 am

The two I kept mishearing even after seeing the show multiple times:

"....and that he's sure to be returned to service centres" (the correct lyrics being "serve his sentence")

and

"And on your witness monsieur, we'll see him soon to be paid" instead of "suitably paid".

Not very amusing but LONG-LASTING, haha. My sister had some fun ones:

"Making pain through the nose" instead of "Make them pay through the nose" and.... I can't remember the other. She did ask me why Enjolras was calling Marius a retard on the PRC, though... ("Tu es en retard"). Haaaaaah.

Oh, and for the longest time I couldn't understand what PQ was saying on the TAC when he says "spit his pity"; it sounded like "spicky spicky" to me. :lol:

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Postby Vana Tuivana » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:13 pm

"You're on your own! Give up! Your guns are mine!"

LOL. I still do a double-take at that one, but it's actually "Give up your guns or die." Heh. :wink:

And on a related subject, I just find that warnings section to be hilarious: "You have no friends!" It's like he's trying to hurt their feelings or something. Love it. :D

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Postby JeanneProuvaire » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:19 pm

"This is my schoolboy of society..."

Yeah, that's Gavroche's line. Apparently I totally misheard Adam Searles on the TAC, but I now hear it right.

"Move it by the lay!" (Move it, Madeleine!)
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Postby Cloudy This Morning » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:49 am

"...for direction of the earth, there is a flame that never dies."

Confused the shit out of me for the longest time.

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Postby JeanneProuvaire » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:56 am

I heard "o'er the bloodshed of the earth..." which makes sense.
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Postby MmeJavert » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:48 am

In Plumet Attack: "I've seen the old folks around" [I've seen the old fox around]. Confused the hell out of me until I got hold of the lyrics.
and to this day, she's glided on
always home but so far away
like a word misplaced
nothing said, what a waste

~pearl jam, "dissident"

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Postby Bloody Noses » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:06 am

In One Day More, the first time I heard Javert's part, I swore he was saying 'We will nip it in the butt.' Thoughts of....naughty things started to pop up in my head, until I looked up the lyrics.

When 'Look Down' first starts, I always here 'These are my flugal, here's my catch.' I was just like...what the hell's a flugal? I looked up the lyrics, but I still hear flugal...

Don't even get me started on 'Confrontation'. When Valjean and Javert are singing at the same time, I can't even make out Javert's part at times.

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Postby duva » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:12 pm

One that A LOT of people got wrong: "They will walk behind the ploughshed".

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Postby JeanneProuvaire » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:28 pm

"While we're earning our daily bread, she's the one with her hands in the garter." Whoa!
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Postby Chemical_Red » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:15 pm

Marianne wrote:I totally heard that one line in Bring Him Home as "The sons must die, one by one..."

Made me go WTF for a long time before I looked up the lyrics.



Haha! Me too! It made absolutely no sense...

Ugh i could go on FOREVER! But i dont feel like getting my musci out..

This is on the OBC
In "Look Down"
"What cha think your at
Hanging round me pitch
If you knew what Roger called
youve got alot to learn"............
"She used to be no better
til the crack got to her brain" ... Ha... crack hehe :lol:

And Dont even talk to me about ATEOTD...
I cannot understand a word their saying

"And you'll have to be going to Raible" (thats part of my church.. I swear thats what I hear)
Keep on grafting as long as you're able- That's what it really is!

Oh and on the TAC Finale
It took me FOREVERR to figure out "It is the future that they bring"
But I heard "It is the leusire that they bring" or "It is the musicer that they bring"


Call me crazy but its what I hear...
:)

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Postby JeanneProuvaire » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:22 pm

I can't decide what that past participle is in the Finale DYTHPS thing.

I hear "caught in the valley of the night."
The libretto says "lost in the valley of the night."
But I still hear "caught!"
Vive l'avenir! Vive la France!



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