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Evolution: The Hits album at Amazon.com
Dead Or Alive's, "You Spin Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You bring me white clown, baby white clown
Like a circus baby, white clown brown clown.
The Real Lyrics:
You spin me right 'round, baby right 'round
Like a record baby, right 'round, 'round, 'round.
The Story: I've been singing it aloud for many many years now. I just found out the original lyrics, and I'm laughing hyterically. - Submitted by: Avni
Dead or Alive's, "You Spin Me Right Round"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You give me white rum, baby, white rum,
like wretched baby, white rum rum rum.
The Real Lyrics:
You spin me right round, baby, right round,
like a record playing.
The Story: I heard this on the radio when was 9 or 10 yrs old. At the time, I thought I was so intelligent for even knowing the word "wretched". I tried to show off for my Dad and his buddies by walking into the living room and singing this lyric. "Dad, " I said, "listen to this song." After I sang it, he said to his friends "See that? My kid is SMART". I was so proud and I just sashayed out of the room with my head held high. I did not realize I'd been singing it wrong until I was 19 years old, driving cross country with a friend. This song came on, we're both singing, and she just looks at me and says "What are you singing?!" I could not believe that I didn't hear the correct lyrics! Even now, when I hear the song, I still hear "You give me white rum". My family sings it that way too just to make fun of me. - Submitted by: Allison Cole

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