‘Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy


Little known fact about Gill: I loves me some Jimi Hendrix! I mean, let’s be honest, the guy was one of the greatest guitar players that ever lived, and he played the guitar left-handed using a restrung right-handed guitar! But this post isn’t about Jimi – I just wanted to expound upon how much I love his music.

In case you didn’t catch it, the title of this post is a reference to one of the most commonly misheard lyrics of all time. In the song Purple Haze, Hendrix sings “‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky”, but lots of people hear it as “‘Scuse me, while I kiss this guy“! Hilarious, I know. As it turns out, there’s a whole website dedicated to misheard song lyrics, and it’s called (what else?) KissThisGuy.com! Some of my favourites:

Song: Mysterious Ways by U2
Real Lyric: “She moves in mysterious ways.”
Misheard Lyric: “Shamu, the mysterious whale.”

Song: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
Real Lyric: “They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.”
Misheard Lyric: “A gay pair of guys put up a parking lot.”

Song: Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
Real Lyrics: “Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky.”
Misheard Lyrics: “Slow motion Walter, the fire engine guy.”

Check out the site to find more!

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