In The E.L.O. Song Don't Bring Me Down, Who Is Bruce?

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These are the lyrics to ELO's song, although I couldn't find a mention of Bruce in there.  Is it possible you heard a word in there that sounded like "Bruce"?
You got me running' going' out of my mind,
You got me thinking' that I'm wasting' my time.
Don't bring me down,no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.

You want to stay out with your fancy friends.
I'm telling' you it's go to be the end,
Don't bring me down,no no no no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.

Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down.

What happened to the girl I used to known,
You let your mind out somewhere down the road,
Don't bring me down,no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.

You're always talking' 'bout your crazy nights,
One of these days you're going to get it right.
Don't bring me down,no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.

Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down,gross
Don't bring me down.

You're looking' good just like a snake in the grass,
One of these days you're going to break your glass.
Don't bring me down,no no no no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.

You got me shaking' got me running' away
You get me crawling' up to you everyday,
Don't bring me down,no no no no no,
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don't bring me down.
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Anonymous answered
According to Wikipedia it was originally "Gross" but everybody and his mother heard it as "Bruce" so they changed it. Misheard lyric - A common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts "Bruce!" However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word "Grroosss". This is similar to a German word for "greeting", Gruß, possibly referring to the Bavarian greeting Grüß Gott that the group would have heard while recording the album in Munich.
However, after the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted
the word as Bruce that Jeff Lynne actually began to sing the word as
Bruce for fun at live shows
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A common mondegreen in the song is the perception that, following the title line, Jeff Lynne shouts "Bruce!" However, according to liner notes, he is actually saying a made-up word "Grroosss". This is similar to a German word for "greeting", Gruß, possibly referring to the Bavarian greeting Grüß Gott that the group would have heard while recording the album in Munich. However, after the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as Bruce that Jeff Lynne actually began to sing the word as Bruce for fun at live shows.
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It does say BRUCE because I seen them doing an interview on vh1 talking about the song and it does say bruce.

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