Haha, this is a great discussion idea! I agree the lyrics are usually easy to understand, but sometimes... I used to think "The Good Life" went, "I don't want to be lonely anymore..." instead of "I don't want to be an old man anymore" and I used to hear "Troublemaker" as "I will be a rockstar and you will go to bed with me" instead of "you are gonna bear with me"
And yes, I also heard "Memories" as "on the bus while we undigest", "earned our checks" makes WAY more sense :)
I've always found Weezer's vocals to be very understandable for the most part, so I only have one example.
Actual lyrics from "Memories":
Listening to techno music on the bus where we earned our checks.
What I thought:
Listening to techno music on the bus while we undigest
Made sense to me seeing as it comes directly after a line containing the word vomit.
“Pink Triangle on her sleeve,” sounded at the time like, “Pink Triangle honestly,”
On King “Cut me some slack off,” sounded at the time like, “Cut me some slack dawg,” which I still think to this day would have been a funnier lyric. Also on the same song “an army of babies” sounds like, ”And I’ll be your baby,” and “Clear out of my biz,” sounded like, “Clear out all my fears,”... man I really screwed that song up.
First couple listens to Hurley I was singing "We are trade winds." I liked the idea of being a trade wind.
Then I noticed the title of the song was Trainwrecks.