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the virtue of mishearing lyircs

Filed under: — adrian @ 5:40 pm

I often mishear lyrics and often like my misheard lyrics better than the original.

I often base sets of lyrics off of a single line that I get into my head. Put these things together and I can write lyrics based on a mistake.

The craziest thing is that my misheard lyrics are my invention; that is, I own them and use them however I want.

“Have you ever been honest now?” (misheard from “have you ever been all messed up?” from the song “One with the Freaks” by the Notwist)
and the one that caused me to write this post:
“There’s always the East Coast” (misheard from “it’s [blah] [blah] East Coast” from some Archers of Loaf song). I don’t know. I like that line a lot.

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