Who Misconstrued Lyrics - Dirty Jobs

Carlene smithck94 at yahoo.com
Fri May 25 12:47:56 CDT 2007

Interesting question Joe!  Funny, just this morning I
was listening to Who's next and I heard one of my own
misconstrued lyrics from the boys.  It's from Gettin'
in Tune.  I've always heard the line as "I'm singing
this note 'cause it fits in well with the cards I'm
playing".  I now know that the line really is chords,
not cards.  But in my head I still sing it as cards.

I've always attributed it to Roger's accent coming
through on that word.  


--- Joe Lewinski <lewinski at icanon.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> As far as rock bands go, The Who have always clearly
> annunciated
> their lyrics so it was usually easy to understand
> what they were singing.
> There are exceptions to this rule, and to my ear.  
> While listing to the
> Quad demos the other night, I paid particular
> attention to the demo
> version of The Dirty Jobs.    The line, "my karma
> tells me, you've been screwed
> again.", has always sounded to me like, "your father
> tells me, you've missed
> school again."    Even after I read the lyrics and
> knew the former to be
> correct, I couldn't get the other lyric out of my
> head.
> Why is that?
> Anyway, does anyone have other Who songs where this
> might happen?
> Joe in Philly
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