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Spacehog's, "In The Meantime"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We love the all the all in you, where lands are green and skies are blue, when all in all we're just like you, we love the all in you
The Real Lyrics:
We love the all the all of you, where lands are green and skies are blue, when all in all we're just like you, we love the all of you.
The Story: It sounded like a reference to Indian spiritual beliefs. "The all in you" sounds like a reference to the divine that is believed to be present in all people, and to say "we love the all, the all in you" would be like saying "we love the part of you that is divine, good, and eternal." It would be in keeping with the rest of the song. - Submitted by: Constantine
Spacehog's, "In the Meantime"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lop-di-ollie-ollie-oo
Where lands are green and skies are blue
We're all in armor just like you
Lop-di-ollie-oo
The Real Lyrics:
We love the all, the all of you
Our lands are green and skies are blue
When all in all we're just like you
We love the all of you
The Story: Well, I always knew 'lop-di-ollie-ollie-oo' was wrong, but I couldn't think of any words that sounded more correct. As for the part about being in armor, I thought it was a metaphor for everyone being cynical and keeping their guard up. However, I had no funny moment of revelation for two reasons: 1) I found out the real lyrics, by myself, on a computer, and 2) None of my friends listened to my music anyway, so if I sang it, I could have easily bluffed and gotten away with it. - Submitted by: Carolyn

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