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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    What did that song say???

    Last night I was on the way to my GF's apt to drop off flowers and wish her good luck on a big test tomorrow. On the way out there, I was listening to a local oldies station. Most the songs bring back childhood memories of working on old cars with my dad. But then Louie Louie came on... what are the lyrics to that song? Do you know any other songs that no one know what they say?
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Last night I was on the way to my GF's apt to drop off flowers and wish her good luck on a big test tomorrow.
    Hey, how did the birthday go?

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Last night I was on the way to my GF's apt to drop off flowers and wish her good luck on a big test tomorrow. On the way out there, I was listening to a local oldies station. Most the songs bring back childhood memories of working on old cars with my dad. But then Louie Louie came on... what are the lyrics to that song? Do you know any other songs that no one know what they say?
    I recall reading several years ago (and I forget where) that even the spooks at the CIA had a try at figuring out the song 'Louie Louie' by the Kingsmen, they were just as stumped as everyone else.

    Still, though, even though I can make out the words just fine, I just can't make heads or tails out of what REM is singing about.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    Still, though, even though I can make out the words just fine, I just can't make heads or tails out of what REM is singing about.

    Mike
    You shoud try doing "End of the World as we Know it (And I Fell Fine)" at karaoke some evening. The more beer you drink, the easier it is to sing.

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    I used to sing this lyric whenever a ceratin song came on the radio back when I was a teenager:

    ...wrapped up like a douche and a boner through the night...

    Go here for a clue to the song that everyone screwed-up while singing in the car.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    I used to sing this lyric whenever a ceratin song came on the radio back when I was a teenager:

    ...wrapped up like a douche and a boner through the night...

    Go here for a clue to the song that everyone screwed-up while singing in the car.
    My dad got after me many times for saying, "wrapped up like a douche..." I always thought it was hilarious.

    I finally found out (on your link) what they were really saying.

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    Between Bon Scott and Robert Plant, I get totally confused on what they are singing.

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    Louie

    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    I recall reading several years ago (and I forget where) that even the spooks at the CIA had a try at figuring out the song 'Louie Louie' by the Kingsmen, they were just as stumped as everyone else.

    Mike
    I know that somebody took the lyrics to court and a judge found them to be illegible. The Kingsmen weren't the first group to record the song. I guess the earlier versions were easier to understand. The band's garages must have had better acoustics.
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    The REAL lyrics

    Just mumble it phonetically, as it should be sung.

    Looweeloowhy ono sadday we gowgow
    yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh sadday looweeloowhy oh bebay sadday we gowgow

    Ayfain liyelkurwl away onee
    eektatsh ahip oconstalee
    ale wine sheet wine all alowe
    eenever acow aamay gitome

    Aloowee loowhy nanananana heywegowgow
    Oh no addeeloowee loowhy oh bebay heddeweegoddegow

    Wenite andayo afaildefee
    kaykogorld ocontoflee
    a on ay sheet awayteedair
    agul ayrow mowinherrair

    Aloowee loowhy oh no heddewegowgow
    ya ya ya ya ya sadday loowee loowhy oh bebay heddeweegowgow

    OWKAYLITSGITITOOWERITENEOW

    teey.... teteeynow ingamymoowabow
    theymuppeelow they peepeealow
    theypayinarhear my artegen
    aymebber ay mebbelayergen

    Looweeloowhy ono sadday we gowgow
    yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh sadday looweeloowhy oh bebay sadday we gowgow
    Ayseddewegoddegownow
    Beybeeconnoweekot
    Etco!

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    I'll add depeche modes ode to erectile disfunction to the list.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Quote Originally posted by Spatial_Monkey
    Just mumble it phonetically, as it should be sung.

    Looweeloowhy ono sadday we gowgow
    yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh sadday looweeloowhy oh bebay sadday we gowgow...
    LOL!

    "Sitting Still" by REM is one of my favorites for gibberish.

    Updepar and Katiebonk so knock me in
    Sit on top of the big kid
    Wasting time, sitting still...

    I looked up the real lyrics once, and you know, aside from being composed of real words, they don't make much more sense.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    I know that somebody took the lyrics to court and a judge found them to be illegible. The Kingsmen weren't the first group to record the song. I guess the earlier versions were easier to understand. The band's garages must have had better acoustics.
    Actually, as I understand it, that is what made the song a big hit. Before it became banned/censored, it was going nowhere.

    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    I used to sing this lyric whenever a ceratin song came on the radio back when I was a teenager:

    ...wrapped up like a douche and a boner through the night...

    Go here for a clue to the song that everyone screwed-up while singing in the car.
    I had no idea until today what they really said. You have solved one of the great mysteries of my life.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    I used to sing this lyric whenever a ceratin song came on the radio back when I was a teenager:

    ...wrapped up like a douche and a boner through the night...

    Go here for a clue to the song that everyone screwed-up while singing in the car.
    I found out many moons ago what they were saying thanks to my friend Mr. TV. I think I saw on VH1 that they had to go to court to testify that it wasn’t “douche” so that it could be played on the radio.
    “Ahh! Beer. So many choices. And it makes so little difference."
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    Quote Originally posted by Wanigas?
    I used to sing this lyric whenever a ceratin song came on the radio back when I was a teenager:

    ...wrapped up like a douche and a boner through the night...

    Go here for a clue to the song that everyone screwed-up while singing in the car.
    OK, so I finally got that figured out. But isn't there a portion of a line that goes something like "anus curley whirley"....how's that translate to Engrish?
    RJ is the KING of . The One

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    Hey, how did the birthday go?
    It went well. I got to know her friends better, and her parents like me.

    Now I just wish that I was able to see her more often. (we only talk for a few minutes a night and see each other for a few hours on the weekend)
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    OK, so I finally got that figured out. But isn't there a portion of a line that goes something like "anus curley whirley"....how's that translate to Engrish?
    It is "and little early birdy came down in his curley whirley and asked me if I needed a ride" 8-|
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