Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for August 30, 2021

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    alasko  about 2 years ago

    Life is a highway, in this case Ventura Highway.

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    Kendall BoomSmith  about 2 years ago

    The 70’s taught us a lot of things which we would have never believed without the help of hallucinogens.

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    Tyge Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Well Ventura “Freeway” just doesn’t have the same panache, does it?

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    whahoppened  about 2 years ago

    Just gotta learn to recognize opinion from fact. (I also use it for a spelling dictionary)

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    baddawg1989  about 2 years ago

    For anybody curious, this lyric is from Ventura Highway by America.


    Dewey Bunnell , the song’s vocalist and writer, has said that the lyric “alligator lizards in the air” in the song is a reference to the shapes of clouds in the sky he saw in 1963 while his family was driving down the coast from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California where they had a flat tire.

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    syzygy47  about 2 years ago

    I have a pet misheard lyric myself. David Bowie’s 1984, which I used to jump to on the Live at the Tower where I first heard it. There was this recurring line which I thought was “Beware the sound in store, in 1984”. Later, lyrics online have it written as “Beware the hammer claw, in 1984”. Which makes far less sense.

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    mxy  about 2 years ago

    That’s how I found out the line in the Bruce Springsteen song, Tenth avenue freeze out wasn’t dead devil in the freezer. Bless the internet.

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    stillfickled Premium Member about 2 years ago

    What are the true lyrics to “Louie, Louie?”

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    Olddog04  about 2 years ago

    C’mon Arlo. You don’t need the internet for that.

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    Hamady Sack Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I thought “Come on the Peace Train” was “Come on and be strange”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I had a book about misheard lyrics that was very funny. The cover is Jimi Hendricks singing “’Scuse me while I kiss this guy!”

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    Thechildinme  about 2 years ago

    Never had that trouble with songs before 1975 (and a few in the mid 80s). I find most anything since to be an attack on my hearing or sensibilities!

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  about 2 years ago

    Only from America….

    (Only in America is from a different song. Probably several different songs)

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Yea but, what does “cause i speak of popitous of love” mean?

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    Michael G.  about 2 years ago

    … and Lady Mondegreen.

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    jarvisloop  about 2 years ago

    “Are alligator lizards native to California?“Alligator lizards are found in almost any natural habitat in California (except most of the deserts and very high elevations.) They can be fairly large in size. Active during daylight, they are frequently seen moving on the ground, and occasionally up in bushes.”

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    ahnk_2000  about 2 years ago

    They still need to explain what the h*** “The Tropic of Sir Galahad” means.

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    Jeffin Premium Member about 2 years ago

    So can LSD. Some days.

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    gigagrouch  about 2 years ago

    i absolutely hate that song!

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    nos.nevets  about 2 years ago

    I can see clearly now the rain has gone.

    I can see all popcicles in my way.

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    Rotary12 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    “I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name.”

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    assrdood  about 2 years ago

    “There’s a bathroom on the right”.

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    Beaker  about 2 years ago

    “Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess

    Boy, you’ve been a naughty girl you let your knickers down”

    Still don’t know what a crabalocker fishwife is.

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    benfulton2 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You can’t trust everything you read on the internet, Arlo.

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    I’mStandingRightHere  about 2 years ago

    Between the Internet and being able to afford much better speakers than I could in high school I now know what they were singing about.

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    Emperor Rick  about 2 years ago

    Best breakup song ever.

    I know you’re leavin’, leavin’ me behindI’m seein’ you darlin’ for the very last timeShow a little tenderness Mama, before you goPlease let me feel your embrace once more.

    Take me in your arms and rock me, rock me a little whileOh would ya darlin’, rock me, rock me a little while

    We all must feel heartache sometimesRight now, right now I’m feelin’ mineI’ve tried my best to be strong, but I’m not ableI’m like a helpless child left in a cradleBefore you leave me Mama leave me far behind Please let me feel happy one more time

    Take me in your arms and rock me, rock me a little whileOh, would ya darlin’ rock me, rock me a little while

    I’m losin’ you and my happinessMy life is so dark I must confessI’ll never, never see your smiling face no moreI’ll never, ever hear your knock upon my doorBefore you leave me, leave me behindPlease let me feel happy one more time

    Take me in your arms and rock me, rock me a little while

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    ndulleck  about 2 years ago

    . . . and the lyrics really are “Wrapped up like a deuce, another roller in the night” !

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    Michael Snellings Premium Member about 2 years ago

    About the time that came out there was a drug called Psylocybyn (no clue how to spell it) that was a lot like LSD. One particular batch cause a hallucination that I, I mean. Those who took such drugs, looked like an. Alligator lizard in the air. I. I mean others. Called it a dragon. But. I get it. I mean. They do.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 years ago

    Yesterday they played “Jack and Diane” on the radio for the millionth time, but only then did I notice the lyric, “Let the Bible Belt go and save my soul.” Such pointed religious commentary was hiding there the whole time.

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    Sir Isaac  about 2 years ago

    I have an old smartphone less sim card that I keep beside my comfy chair which I call my little encyclopedia and use to look up stuff I don’t understand on tv or which pops into my head. When I was a kid we had a hundred pounds of encyclopedia volumes to do that. Who’dathunkit!

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    CitizenKing  about 2 years ago

    I have a love/hate relationship with the internet with regard to stuff like this. I remember hours going by as we argued about the lyrics of countless songs, playing them over and over at deafening volume, and “enhancing” our powers with alcohol.

    Now nobody bothers to debate, whether it’s lyrics, who was the actor that played that role in that show, or who was the starting second baseman for the Cubs on opening day 1973. They just google and there’s nothing to talk about.

    Glenn Beckert.

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    BC in NC Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Some of my personal misheard lyrics: Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ ~ And the last known Survivor stocks his bread in the night ~ Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty’s ‘Stop Draggin My Heart’ ~ Is Sgt. Tinkerbell what you’ve wanted? Is Sgt. Tinkerbell what you’ve lost? ~ and Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ ~ Sweeet Caroline bom, bom bommm, good times never seemed so good. I’m Kevin Kline…~

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    paranormal  about 2 years ago

    Just like ‘Lucy with the colitis goes by’…

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    nos.nevets  about 2 years ago

    The PostModern Generator can do this stuff now, without hallucinogenics.

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    Plods with ...™  about 2 years ago

    Yep If you don’t like the answer, just keep looking until you mind one you agree with.

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    grantcmccormick  about 2 years ago

    One of the comments to BC this morning referenced “The Mighty Quinn.” My fav America song is “Sister Golden Hair” for personal reasons.

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    cryptoengineer  about 2 years ago

    “Knights in White Satin…”

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    daddo52  about 2 years ago

    Love that song. The first time I heard it I was in Okinawa, where they had their start. Didn’t know it at the time though.

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    cosman  about 2 years ago

    6 years old, hearing the Beatles’ ‘I want to hold your ham..’

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    Yorba Dad Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Thanks for the earworm, Jimmy!

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    Treehggr87 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    As a child of the 70’s, I thought he was saying alligator wizards in the air…

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    ScratchyPDX  about 2 years ago

    Now I want to know what Arlo thought the lyrics were. ;)

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    Bruce Pifer Premium Member about 2 years ago

    When I first heard Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic,” Instead of “Death row pardon.” I heard it as “Death row hard on.”Which makes no sense

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    mafastore  about 2 years ago

    When I look up song lyrics these days the Internet has apparently never heard them!

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    comicaluser  about 2 years ago

    The lyrics are printed on the dount? And, why does a box a of a dozen donuts have internet?

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    DanRayHar  about 2 years ago

    My wife loves America and many years ago (while driving cross country) we were listening to an America CD and she told me they were saying “alligator lizards in the air”. I did not believe her. So, I replayed Ventura Highway and I listened very closely and behold she was right.

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    tomfromthe50s  over 1 year ago

    Plus “the heat was hot”.

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