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Counting Crows Feat. Vanessa Carlton's, "Big Yellow Taxi"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If it be paradise, put up a f***ing line.
The Real Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
The Story: I thought it made sense, except the poor grammar...the guy was pleading to keep paradise just for himself and the girl. One day, I asked my younger sister why they were saying "the f word" on the radio in the middle of the afternoon. She looked at me as though I'd lost my marbles and asked where precisely I thought I heard that. After a few "right there! He said it again!" exclamations, she had me say the full line; and then laughed her head off. - Submitted by: Cam
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