You know what that means, even if you think you don't. It's the proper name for when you totally hear the lyrics of a song wrong. It's much better if you've gone decades singing it wrong, of course, and more points if you sing it out loud.
Read the link for more info, but 'Lady Mondogreen' was actually 'laid him on the green'. Easy to see how that happened. When I was a teenager, it was that Manfred Mann song with the line 'wrapped up like a douche' that we would sing at the top of our lungs. The girls used to get embarrassed. Too bad the lyrics were actually 'revved up like a deuce'. A car. Who knew?
I have a point. I just came in and had to ask Christopher to decipher a song for me. That Killers song (it's pretty bad, which is unfortunate; I like the Killers) but they're singing "are we human, or are we denser?:. I did not understand that. So I asked Christopher what the words were. He cocked an eyebrow and said "you mean the one 'are we human, or are we dancer?'" I learned just now that a whole debate raged over this, as it is grammatically incorrect and came from a Hunter S. Thompson line and I'm sorry, but that means it's allowed to be.
Or something like that.
I've still never forgotten a book I read (and re-read) as a kid where Ramona Quimby thinks the line in the American national anthem is not 'the dawn's early light', but instead, 'the donzer lee light'. She was picturing a lamp. I don't blame her.
I've never done karaoke (see? someone's prayers have been answered, so far), but I would imagine this should have gone a long way to sorting out the busted lyrics of a lot of songs. Isn't Creedance Clearwater a karaoke staple? We used to wail away to Bad Moon Rising, singing that there was a bathroom on the right. What? A bad moon on the rise? I like the mondogreen better.
So...what have you been getting wrong all these years?