Misheard lyrics: ‘Bean enchiladas’

A granddaughter was sure she had heard the song correctly.
However, the five year old soon discovered – like so many of us do – that she had the lyrics wrong.
The right way to sing “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” is: “I like pina coladas” not “I like bean enchiladas.”
I have a slew of misheard lyrics in my history.
Before the advent of the internet, you had to try to discern a slurry singer’s voicings by ear which was often quite a chore.
Unless you were lucky enough to have an album with printed lyrics, it took the cyber-publishing of them to reveal the sometimes disappointing truth.
It’s “Barbara Ann” not “Bob Who Ran.”
It’s “Walk This Way” not “Born to Sway.”
It’s “Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go” not “Yellow darkness, nowhere to go.” (That’s from the Beatles’ “You Never Give Me Your Money” off Abbey Road and, until last month, I have sung wrong since 1969.)
Of course, my relatives and I are not the only ones to mis-sing songs. Here are some more famous ones:
Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze” – It’s “excuse me while I kiss the sky” not “excuse me while I kiss this guy.”
Johnny Nash, “I Can See Clearly Now” – It’s “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone” not “I can see clearly now, Lorraine is gone.”
Queen, “We Will Rock You” – It’s “kicking your can all over the place” not “kicking your cat all over the place.”
Credence Clearwater Revival, “Bad Moon Rising” – It’s “there’s a bad moon on the rise” not “there’s a bathroom on the right.”
Starship, “We Built this City” – It’s “we built this city on rock and roll” not “we built this city on sausage rolls.”
Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ in the Wind” – It’s “the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” not “the ants are, my friend, they’re blowing in the wind.”
Eddie Money, “Two Tickets to Paradise” – It’s “I’ve got two tickets to paradise” not “I’ve got two chickens to paralyze.”
Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer” – It’s “it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not” not “it doesn’t matter if we’re naked or not.”
Elton John, “Tiny Dancer” – It’s “hold me closer, tiny dancer” not “hold me closer, Tony Danza.”
Bee Gees, “More than a Woman” – It’s “more than a woman” not “bald-headed woman.”
Anthem, ‘Oh, Canada” – It’s “Oh, Canada, we stand on guard for thee” not “Oh, Canada, we stand on cars and freeze.”
Another titanic classic is from Celine Dion’s painful-to-listen-to-even-today mega-hit “The Heart will Go On.” It’s “I believe the heart does go on” not “I believe that the hot dogs go on.”
Finally, here’s another one I have had wrong for decades, from the Eagles’ “Hotel California” – It’s “her mind is Tiffany twisted” not “her mind is simply twisted.”
That’s off a tad, but it’s no bean enchilada; that’s a hall of famer.

Mark K. Campbell is the Epigraph editor, and still can’t believe that the lyrics to “Old Man” by Neil Young are “I live alone in a paradise that makes me think of two.” It should be “I live alone in a paradise that makes me think of doom.” Young is wrong!