Misheard 80s Lyrics 'Even Downtown, Boys Are Scary'

Here's another misheard lyric that I can thank my lovely wife for. I don't mind when she does misquote songs because it gives me a chance to flex my 80s muscles at her. This wonderful misinterpretation is one of her more comical ones. The real 'Til Tuesday lyric is "keep it down now, voices carry" and her lyrics were "even downtown, boys are scary."  No matter how you sing it, it's still a great 80s song!

Here they are performing live on American Bandstand in 1985

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  1. That's way too funny. Your wife and my boyfriend must be cut from the same cloth ... he's a champ at misinterpreting lyrics.

    The one that has made me laugh the most is AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long".

    The real lyric: She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies. Knocking me out with those American thighs.

    His version: She had the sankly thighs, carry me no lies. Knocking me out with those American fries.

    The rest of his version of the lyrics is probably a trainwreck as well; but his best friend and I have never gotten over "sankly". We have used it in conversation so much to make fun of him that it seems like a real word to us now. ;)


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