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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"jerk of love""genius of love"seanzysgirl
"Idiot of Love""Genius of Love"Heather

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Genius Of Glove" originally "Genius Of Love"
Would that be Michael Jackson?
Mark Richardson

Change a Letter:

"Genies Of Love" originally "Genius Of Love"
Eric

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Genius Of Love""Genius Of Grub"Charlie Decker

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Genius Of Love
   Tom Tom Club
Modern Love
   David Bowie
Genius Of Modern Love
Serafina

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tom Tom Jones Club
Tom Tom Club combined with Tom Jones
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Tom Tom Petty Club
Tom Tom Club combined with Tom Petty
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Tom Tom Club Nouveau
Tom Tom Club combined with Club Nouveau
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Genius of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need Heather
Original Lyrics:
I'm in heaven
"Genius of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatcha gonna do when you get out of jam?
Original Lyrics:
Whatcha gonna do when you get out of jail?
"Wordy Rappinghood"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's okay! I've overstood
This is a worthy Robin Hood.
Original Lyrics:
It's okay! I've overstood
This is a wordy rappinghood.
"Genius Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
While I'm smoking, smoking a Benson
Original Lyrics:
Quite like Smokey, Smokey Robinson
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Genius of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming 'bout a Nazi thing.
Original Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping.

Story about this misheard lyric by: William Michael

I knew that these could not possibly be the lyrics. I was a huge Talking Heads fan and naturally bought the first album by the side project Tom Tom Club in late 1981. The groove overshadowed the lyrics anyway. It wasn't until the Talking Heads movie "Stop Making Sense" came out three years later which featured "Genius of Love" performed live, and I was finally able to discern the actual lyrics.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Genius Of Love"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
iscup handra huta hishki
icup handra huta hi
icup hanti husic handra huta hila
kosaba handro uish kindro aya
- or -
iko pa handra hoo kuh-haish kay
iko pa handra hoo kuh hay
iko pantsee hootsee kandra roo hoota ra hindra
ko saba handa ruish kendro wya
Why They're Nonsensical:
The above is the reason these lyrics don't make any sense. What language is this? And what do these words mean? This part of the song -- spoken at about the 3-minute mark -- has baffled me for years, and I'm sure other people wonder about it as well. Still, I find it rather laughable in a sense. (Note to the editor: This is not spam; these are just two possible transcriptions of the lyrics which I got from songfacts.com.)
Submitted by: Quyjibo
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Genius Of Love"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama
Why They're Inappropriate:
Muttered during the interlude between the second and third verses. I don't see how it relates to the rest of the song.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"Guise Of Novel" originally "Genius Of Love"
Submitted by: Lisa Rose
"No Elusive Fog" originally "Genius Of Love"
Submitted by: Gladys

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