Singing the wrong lyrics

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    The one I always screwed up:
    Atlantic City by Springsteen.

    "Put your make up on, fix your hair up pretty/ meet me tonight in Atlantic City".


    I would sing it:

    "But you make a poem, fix your hair up pretty".
     
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    do it all the time with a million different songs. it's embarrassing.
     
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    always have sang tiny dancer as "hold me closer Tony Danza."
     
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    To this day, I'm not sure what mj is saying in smooth criminal.
     
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    "Wrapped up like a douche" instead of "revved up like a deuce".
     
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    Back when I was a kid I looked like a complete fool....
    Shortly after the Beastie Boys first album came out I was rapping along with some friends.


    First:
    I messed up "Ali Baba and the 40 thieves" as "Ali Baba and the 4 leafed thieves" (like a shamrock I was thinking).

    Then the lyric:
    "man, livin' at home is such a drag/
    now your mom threw away your best p orno mag"

    But I was singing it as:
    "your mom threw away your best torn up rags"
    (like skater clothes or something).... I had no idea what a magazine like that even was.


    needless to say, I was mocked.
     
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    license to ill. that was a seminal work in the early days of white rappers. i did always feel "rhymin' and stealin'" was somewhat underrated.
     
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    i never cared for the manfred mann version. i much prefer springsteen's. you can tell what he says better in that lyric too.

    his version is actually : cut loose like a deuce.
     
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