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Extreme II: Pornograffitti album at Amazon.com
Extreme's, "Get The Funk Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you don't like what you see here get the f*ck out!
We won't try to forsee you get the f*ck out!
The Real Lyrics:
If you don't like what you see here get the funk out!
We won't try to force feed you get the funk out!
The Story: Extreme is another one of those bands that you don't quite know what they're singing until you really pay attention to the lyrics. You can't ever tell what a band is singing until you really pay attention to the lyrics and I just didn't pay attention to it until my dear sweet mother heard what I was singing. I got a verbal repremand for it but I still like the song no matter how it's sung! - Submitted by: Celeste Keenan
Extreme's, "More than words"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Not desepa
The Real Lyrics:
Not to say but
The Story: I felt incredibly mortified, after I taught my friend the lyrics to 'More than Words'. We loved harmonizing songs and since we didn't have the cd, I decided to write down all the words by listening to the tape over and over again. I got stuck, I admit, on this particular verse.. we laughed hours on end because I, had convinced her 'not to say but' was some special word in latin.. 'desepa'.. is there even such a word?! - Submitted by: Christine

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