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Fantine

Les Mis Misheard

Again? Yes.
I'm planning on creating a video for youtube that has all the misheard lyrics in it. And it's still funny to discuss them or share them!

These are the ones I got so far (based on your contributions several years earlier):

Heard: A tart full of love
Actual lyric: A heart full of love

Heard: A fart full of love...
Actual lyric: A heart full of love

Heard: And meet the best and keep her in town
Actual lyric: And meet the best innkeeper in town.

Heard: The pavement shines and slivers
Actual Lyric: The pavement shines like silver

Heard: This rain will wash away what's bad
Actual lyric: This rain will wash away what's past

Heard: hush up high, dear Eponine
Actual lyric: Hush a bye, dear Eponine

Heard: I know a place where no one snores
Actual lyric: I know a place where no ones lost

Heard: My name is Marius oh merci!
Actual lyric: My name is Marius Pontmercy.

Heard: Do you think Cosette would marry us all?
Actual lyric: Would you weep Cosette, should Marius fall?

Heard: He's got a gang of bleedin' labour
Actual lyric: He's got a gang, the bleedin' layabout

Heard: Nip it in the butt
Actual lyric: Nip it in the bud

Heard: I am Marius, pour merci
Actual lyric: My name is Marius Pontmercy

Heard: God on Rye
Actual lyric: God on high

Heard: God Iím high
Actual lyric: God on high

Heard: Will you give all you can give so that our phantom may advance
Actual lyric: Will you give all you can give so that our banner may advance

Heard: How past the minutes fly away and every minute colder
Actual lyric: How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder

Heard: Everybody's bottom friend
Actual lyric: Everybodyís bosom friend

Heard: He's got a gang, "the bleedin' layabouts"
Actual lyric: He's got a gang, the bleedin' layabout

Heard: That's Eponine, she knows her way about. Only a kid, but not all there
Actual lyric: That's Eponine, she knows her way about. Only a kid but hard to scare

Heard: This sinful serf who bears my face
Actual Lyric: This innocent who bears my face

Heard: Take a knife for an eye
Actual lyric: Take an eye for an eye

Heard: I canít help myself
Actual lyric: Like our own monsieur

Heard: Not that weíd be grudged a sue
Actual lyric: Not that weíd be grudged a sous

Heard: Here in the crumbs, inside my shell
Actual lyric: Here in the slums of Saint Michel

Heard: She used to be no better until the cock got to her brain
Actual lyric: She used to be no better until the clap got to her brain

Heard: Itís better than an au pair uh!
Actual lyric: Itís better than an opera

Heard: And I saw through a world that is new that is free
Actual lyric: And I soar through a world that is new that is free

Heard: The son must die, one by one
Actual lyric: The summers die, one by one

Heard: And so Javert you see it's true, that man's just as guilty as you
Actual lyric: And so Javert you see it's true, this man bears no more guilt than you

Heard: What luck you've got! It's worth something, my dear
Actual lyric: What luck youíve got! Itís worth a centime, my dear

Heard: I was lost, in your smell
Actual lyric: I was lost, in your spell

Heard: This sin oh scent who bears my face
Actual lyric: This innocent who bears my face

Heard: The blood of the murderers will water the meadows of France
Actual lyric: The blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France

Heard: I was born with skin like you, I will not be gutted too
Actual lyric: I was born with scum like you, I am from the gutter too


Do you wish to add anything?
Mistress

Laughing I love the God on rye/God I'm high...makes me laugh every time.
Bianco

My personal best:

Heard: Here among the souvenirs, a breath away from hell
Actual Lyric: Here among the sewer rats, a breath away from hell
Ulla Dance Again!

These are mine (the second one is horrible, my apologies!):

Heard: Weekend cheapies underneath the pier.
Actual: Quick and cheap is underneath the pier.

Heard: Costs a little extra if you want it in the rear.
Actual: Costs a little extra if you want to take all year.
Fantine

Ulla Dance Again! wrote:
These are mine (the second one is horrible, my apologies!):

Heard: Weekend cheapies underneath the pier.
Actual: Quick and cheap is underneath the pier.

Heard: Costs a little extra if you want it in the rear.
Actual: Costs a little extra if you want to take all year.


That one is so understandable though... I kinda knew that it wasn't the right lyric, but I thought it was actually, until you brought it up just now. Psychological stuff.
lesmisloony

...I suddenly want to form a gang called "The Bleedin' Layabouts." That's just brilliant.
kozafluitmusique

I see one or two that i have misheard before Wink

I'll just have to listen to Les Miserables again, although I just watched it.
Proud Dork

From my first interpretation of ALFOR:

Heard: "A little for the brain..."
Actual: "A little fall of rain..."
Orestes Fasting

Heard: I need a laugh, I need a treat...
Actual: Ain't it a laugh, ain't it a treat?

To be fair, listening to Alun Armstrong on the TAC, there's really no way to tell the difference. Laughing
jackissensational

Mistress wrote:
Laughing I love the God on rye/God I'm high...makes me laugh every time.

TOTES. I lol'ed.

And, Ulla, yours were hilarious!
What you own

I still hear

We will rip it in the but. I will join these little school boys they will wet them self with what?
Moci

Heard: Then I'll retard, I pledge my word, then I'll retire.
Actual: Then I'll return, I pledge my word, then I'll return.

Got this one from a friend who grew up watching the TAC. In fairness, what Colm is saying doesn't sound like 'return'.
Proud Dork

I just dug up a journal from long ago and found some notable phrases from my first interpretation of One Day More:

Heard: The time is now, the place is here
Actual: The time is now, the day is here

(That one isn't really that bad, but I do think it sounds a bit like a birthday party invitation when I look back on it)

Heard: We will whip it in the butt
Actual: We will nip it in the bud

Heard: They will wet themselves with pride
Actual: They will wet themselves with blood

Heard: Must have called their mothers if they want this much
Actual: Most of them are goners, so they won't miss much
lesmisloony

If you're listening to the OBC, there's the infamous

They will wet themselves... BLAAAAHHH.

Which is never not funny.
kozafluitmusique

Proud Dork wrote:
I just dug up a journal from long ago and found some notable phrases from my first interpretation of One Day More:

Heard: The time is now, the place is here
Actual: The time is now, the day is here

(That one isn't really that bad, but I do think it sounds a bit like a birthday party invitation when I look back on it)

Heard: We will whip it in the butt
Actual: We will nip it in the bud

Heard: They will wet themselves with pride
Actual: They will wet themselves with blood

Heard: Must have called their mothers if they want this much
Actual: Most of them are goners, so they won't miss much


I've misheard these two as well:

Heard: The time is now, the place is here
Actual: The time is now, the day is here

(That one isn't really that bad, but I do think it sounds a bit like a birthday party invitation when I look back on it)

Heard: We will whip it in the butt
Actual: We will nip it in the bud
Catherine

I swear I used to think it was

Another brawl in the square, another snake in the air.
Instead of
Another brawl in the square, another stink in the air.
What you own

What you own wrote:
I still hear

We will rip it in the but. I will join these little school boys they will wet them self with what?


I never added when I first heard the song. And I heard this line I thought.... Lets see convicts, Hookers, child abusers, robbers and now pedofiles! I have such a sick little mind.
Fantine

Moci wrote:
Heard: Then I'll retard, I pledge my word, then I'll retire.
Actual: Then I'll return, I pledge my word, then I'll return.

Got this one from a friend who grew up watching the TAC. In fairness, what Colm is saying doesn't sound like 'return'.


I always thought it was "retire" too. Colm has some really funny pronouncations (sp?). As for "return", I simply couldn't place that one. (Being a Dutch nine year old kinda makes up for my mishearings, right? Embarassed )
kozafluitmusique

Fantine wrote:
Moci wrote:
Heard: Then I'll retard, I pledge my word, then I'll retire.
Actual: Then I'll return, I pledge my word, then I'll return.

Got this one from a friend who grew up watching the TAC. In fairness, what Colm is saying doesn't sound like 'return'.


I always thought it was "retire" too. Colm has some really funny pronouncations (sp?). As for "return", I simply couldn't place that one. (Being a Dutch nine year old kinda makes up for my mishearings, right? Embarassed )


It's fine Fantine Smile
Mistress

I think we can safely blame it on Com's Irish accent...and the whole Sean Connery sound he seems to have...
Barberous

Actual: You know nothing of Javert / I was born inside a jail
Heard: You know nothing of Javert / I was born inside a chair

...

At least my way rhymes.
Oli-Ol

!

Heard: No! Bring me prisoner 24601
Actual: Now bring me prisoner 24601

Heard: Yes, it means I'm cheese
Actual: Yes, it means I'm free

Heard: And I'm O'Savvey
Actual: And I'm Javert

Heard: I have nought your soul for good
Actual: I have bought your soul for God

Heard: I have bought your soul for food
Actual: I have bought your soul for God

And I'm not even halfway through yet! I am so bad at hearing lyrics...
What you own

Re: !

Oli-Ol wrote:
Heard: No! Bring me prisoner 24601
Actual: Now bring me prisoner 24601

Heard: Yes, it means I'm cheese
Actual: Yes, it means I'm free

Heard: And I'm O'Savvey
Actual: And I'm Javert

Heard: I have nought your soul for good
Actual: I have bought your soul for God

Heard: I have bought your soul for food
Actual: I have bought your soul for God

And I'm not even halfway through yet! I am so bad at hearing lyrics...


Haha!! I love the Yes it means I'm cheese! Hmm if Valjean was a cheese what kinda cheese would he be?
Mistress

Maybe he'd be Yarlsburg...or just plain chedder perhaps?...and apparantly Javert's real name is O'Savvey?
lesmisloony

...he's be a DO-GOUDA!

*rimshot*
MariekeLovesEnjolras

Heard: You must sack the girl to death
Actual: You must sack the girl today

I was already wondering how you could sack someone to death .... Shocked
Vanessa20

MariekeLovesEnjolras wrote:
I was already wondering how you could sack someone to death .... Shocked


Well, in the original Italian short story that inspired Shakespeare's "Othello," Desdemona is murdered by being beaten to death with a bag of sand. (I assume Shakespeare changed the method to strangling for the sake of easier staging.) That's one way you could "sack" someone to death, I suppose.

Not that it has anything to do with Les Mis.
Fantine

Laughing
Eppie-Sue

(whooo first post!)

I must agree on the "Then I'll retire..." line Wink and not just while listening to Colm, but also when Jonathan Williams (current, wonderful u/s in London) sang it, so I kind of felt vindicated.
The ones that have already been mentioned are "I need a laugh, I need a treat" and "The sons must die, one by one"...
Barberous

Actual: She used to be no better 'til the clap got to her brain
Heard: She used to be no better 'til a club got to her brain
High-baritonne

Actual: She used to be no better 'til the clap got to her brain
Heard: She used to be no better 'til a cock got to ther brain

I've never been able to hear the clap, still when I listen I hear "a cock".
curlyhairedsoprano91

^ Shocked LOL!!

Actual: They will come when we call!
Heard: They will come, and we're God!
Fantine

High-baritonne wrote:
Actual: She used to be no better 'til the clap got to her brain
Heard: She used to be no better 'til a cock got to ther brain

I've never been able to hear the clap, still when I listen I hear "a cock".


That's what I always heard too. I'm dirty minded.
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