Misheard Lyrics of Little River Band

The great group Little River Band had a big hit with “Lonesome Loser.” The song contained the following lyrics:

“Have you heard about the lonesome loser?
“Beaten by the queen of hearts every time.”

I, however, often heard:

“Have you heard about the loathsome loser?”

Now this changes the meaning a bit. Now if the protagonist, the Loathsome Loser, perpetually antagonized the queen by acting loathsome around her, it’s quite understandable that she would want to beat him. Indeed, I am forced to admit I don’t understand why anyone would want to sing the praises of a loathsome man. In some ways, I’m glad that he loses. However, while I understand why the queen would want to commit grievous bodily harm against such a reprobate,  I don’t think her actions merit praise either.

Misheard lyrics #9


– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.


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