Posted: 28 November, 2014 by Blake

Why Do You Keep Mishearing That Taylor Swift Lyric?

WHAT!? It's NOT “Lonely Starbucks Lovers”...

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Ok, so we are all totally down with Tay Tay's new hit "Blank Space", and working at a radio station I hear it at least 10 times a day and could have SWORN that where Swift sings Got a long list of ex-lovers, that it wasAll the lonely Starbucks lovers. I can't be alone right?


study published back in January of this year, states that our expectations have a very strong influence over what we hear and that they can alter our interpretations of the sounds. “When we understand what someone says, it’s always at least partly a hallucination,” 

So basically we all have Coffee on our mind?... 

There’s a piece of what we understand that comes from the sound that comes in our ear,” but another piece of our understanding comes from our minds — from our expectations, in other words. It’s easy to see how this explanation applies to many misheard lyrics, specifically the most-often cited one from Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” which contains the lyrics “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”; people often mishear that line as “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” 

It makes sense, kind of like when: Teh Lettres Aer Otu Of Oredr Btu Yuo Cna Stlli Rdea Whta I Am Tyipgn....

Well there you go! Now all you Lonely Starbucks Lovers! lets all sing along...

Taylor Swift - Blank Space

Tags: taylor swift, Lyrics, Shazam Top 20, ShazamTop20

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