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Thread started 10/07/19 11:14am

datdude

Power Fantastic Misheard Lyrics

after years of lazily mis-singing this song,I finally looked up the lyrics and had to laugh out loud on the purple stretch of my 4 hour drive to Chicago. "Isn't your life elastic"...what could that even MEAN?! LOL. I guess I filed it under "trippy picture shoo" type lyrics and said whatever...
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Reply #1 posted 10/07/19 12:11pm

TrivialPursuit

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Late at night when the world's a-sleepin'
U are frightened cuz the power's creepin'
In your room, it's something U're afraid of
Life of doom is what this feeling's made of

Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a little apprehensive
Cuz what it is, is what U want and need

Minor G is the chord of pleasure
It will be played 11 measures
U will see fire, but U're cool as ice
U are a liar, huh, if U say this isn't nice Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a little apprehensive
What it is, is what U want and need Power, power Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a wee bit apprehensive
Cuz what it is, is what U want and need Power, power
A power fantastic

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Reply #2 posted 10/07/19 3:13pm

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datdude said:

after years of lazily mis-singing this song,I finally looked up the lyrics and had to laugh out loud on the purple stretch of my 4 hour drive to Chicago. "Isn't your life elastic"...what could that even MEAN?! LOL. I guess I filed it under "trippy picture shoo" type lyrics and said whatever...

LOL it almost works with Prince lol

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/19 4:00am

TheFman

this is my favorite Prince misheard lyric song biggrin I had this song on the boot as soon as it appeared in low quality, fell in love with it, and sung all that time even a totally differen title. Actually up to this day i sing my own lyrics cause i like them more lol

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Reply #4 posted 10/09/19 2:31am

datdude

ahh, an artistic contrarian huh Fman?

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/19 2:43am

VaultCurator

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datdude said:

after years of lazily mis-singing this song,I finally looked up the lyrics and had to laugh out loud on the purple stretch of my 4 hour drive to Chicago. "Isn't your life elastic"...what could that even MEAN?! LOL. I guess I filed it under "trippy picture shoo" type lyrics and said whatever...

.

Honest to god, up until reading this thread right now, I was convinced that "Isn't your life elastic" was the correct lyric. I've never had any reason to look it up or think otherwise! Damn, I'm actually a little shocked right now.

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Reply #6 posted 10/09/19 2:57am

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I'm trying to think back to other Prince lyrics I've mistaken or misheard and I'm sure there are lots of examples, but two that immediately spring to mind are...
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In 'Rebirth of the Flesh' I used to think the line "Think about your neighbour, the one that works so hard" was "Think about your n***er, the one that works so hard"

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And from 'In A Large Room With No Lights' the line "A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand" sounds exactly like "A picture of a woman with a dick in her hand"
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I'd still be convinced that 'dick' was the correct lyric to this day if it wasn't for the streamed version from 2009 where he clearly says 'Drink'.

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Reply #7 posted 10/09/19 7:39am

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VaultCurator said:

I'm trying to think back to other Prince lyrics I've mistaken or misheard and I'm sure there are lots of examples,



If it was warm she wouldn't wear my smores

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Reply #8 posted 10/09/19 8:46am

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Funniest one I’ve heard of is U Got the Look:

“Calling you peach in black
Calling me taking a crap”!!

Also: “Pay the rent collect,” instead of “Little red Corvette”.
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Reply #9 posted 10/09/19 9:55am

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I always sang "Apple Dapple You" for "eye Would Die 4 U," still stuck in my head. Makes absolutely zero sense. And the title of the song should definitely have made me realize otherwise.

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Reply #10 posted 10/09/19 7:16pm

KoolEaze

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"...my hopes ....my dreams.....she gives me strong erections...."

Misheard ad-libs, She´s Always in my Hair 12" ......you know, those ad-libs near the end of that song. lol

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #11 posted 10/09/19 7:17pm

Aethelherring

I cube Pi in my mind thinking about the Poom Poom!

I 3.14^3 in my mind??? Impressive!

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Reply #12 posted 10/09/19 7:33pm

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VaultCurator said:

I'm trying to think back to other Prince lyrics I've mistaken or misheard and I'm sure there are lots of examples, but two that immediately spring to mind are...
.
In 'Rebirth of the Flesh' I used to think the line "Think about your neighbour, the one that works so hard" was "Think about your n***er, the one that works so hard"

.

And from 'In A Large Room With No Lights' the line "A picture of a woman with a drink in her hand" sounds exactly like "A picture of a woman with a dick in her hand"
.
I'd still be convinced that 'dick' was the correct lyric to this day if it wasn't for the streamed version from 2009 where he clearly says 'Drink'.

Several lyrics websites clearly use the n-word . I´m confused now. wink

https://genius.com/Prince...esh-lyrics

https://www.songtexte.com...4856d.html

https://songmeanings.com/...858711841/

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #13 posted 10/10/19 12:00am

datdude

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datdude said:

after years of lazily mis-singing this song,I finally looked up the lyrics and had to laugh out loud on the purple stretch of my 4 hour drive to Chicago. "Isn't your life elastic"...what could that even MEAN?! LOL. I guess I filed it under "trippy picture shoo" type lyrics and said whatever...

.

Honest to god, up until reading this thread right now, I was convinced that "Isn't your life elastic" was the correct lyric. I've never had any reason to look it up or think otherwise! Damn, I'm actually a little shocked right now.

funny right. i mean an elastic life could potentially be a positive thing, resiliency, ability to recover from difficult things, etc. so it wasn't THAT out of place as a potential lyric. ESPECIALLY compared to some other misheard examples in this thread. Hilarious!

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Reply #14 posted 10/10/19 3:07pm

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When he sings "Minor G is the chord of pleasure", I always thought it was "My energy is the chord of pleasure".

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Reply #15 posted 10/11/19 9:42am

Germanegro

LOL--I file this song under the category of:

Loving the music and singing; have barely a clue toward what some of those lyrics are, he having sung such high and long notes. lol

It's nice to see a lyric-sheet contribution.

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Reply #16 posted 10/14/19 7:37pm

violetcrush

toejam said:

When he sings "Minor G is the chord of pleasure", I always thought it was "My energy is the chord of pleasure".




Minor G = G-Spot - the “ chord of pleasure” biggrin
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Reply #17 posted 10/14/19 7:39pm

violetcrush

TrivialPursuit said:

Late at night when the world's a-sleepin'
U are frightened cuz the power's creepin'
In your room, it's something U're afraid of
Life of doom is what this feeling's made of


Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a little apprehensive
Cuz what it is, is what U want and need


Minor G is the chord of pleasure
It will be played 11 measures
U will see fire, but U're cool as ice
U are a liar, huh, if U say this isn't nice Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a little apprehensive
What it is, is what U want and need Power, power Power fantastic is in your life at last
U're a wee bit apprehensive
Cuz what it is, is what U want and need Power, power
A power fantastic



Always thought it was “life OR doom is what this feelings made of”
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Such a gorgeous song. Love the original recording
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Reply #18 posted 10/18/19 3:58pm

VaultCurator

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Six o'clock already, I was just in the middle of a dream

I was kissin' Valentino by a Chris de Burgh Italian stream

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Reply #19 posted 10/18/19 7:14pm

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datdude said:

after years of lazily mis-singing this song,I finally looked up the lyrics and had to laugh out loud on the purple stretch of my 4 hour drive to Chicago. "Isn't your life elastic"...what could that even MEAN?! LOL. I guess I filed it under "trippy picture shoo" type lyrics and said whatever...

THe trippy picture shoo is a reference to a joke about how Ed Sullivan used to pronouce show- when he used to say "we have a really big show tonight"

In this case, Prince is using the phrase to explain how the Joker's lust feels like watching a trippy movie. Back in the day people use to talk about going to the movies as going to see a picture.

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