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Song Lyrics that you misheard through the years

I used to think that 'Chain Chain Chain...Chain of fools' was 'Shame Shame Shame... Shame on you'

by Anonymousreply 11601/01/2014

"You're So Vain"

I thought she was singing, "You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself go by" but it's "as you watched yourself gavotte."

by Anonymousreply 110/05/2012

Gonna move my arms

Gonna move my legs

Gonna move my style

Gonna move my sausage

by Anonymousreply 210/06/2012

Keep away from her, San Pacino!

by Anonymousreply 310/06/2012

I thought the Go-Gos' "Our Lips Are Sealed" was "Honest I Feel."

by Anonymousreply 410/06/2012

Buddy Holly by Weezer

What I heard: Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are shit

What was said: Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit

by Anonymousreply 510/06/2012

Aretha Franklin song - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" - I thought the first lines were "Mister Saturday Dance, Heard the crowded the floor." It's "Missed the Saturday dance, Heard they crowded the floor."

by Anonymousreply 610/06/2012

Billy Idol's "eyes without a face"

"How about a date"

by Anonymousreply 710/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 810/06/2012

Hi Dr. Sherry! It was: I shot the Sheriff! by Bob Marley

by Anonymousreply 910/06/2012

Angel in the Morning:

Heard: Just change the sheets before you leave me Really: Just kiss my cheek before you leave me

Flashdance: Heard: Take your pants off and make it happen Really: Take your passion and make it happen

by Anonymousreply 1010/06/2012

OP: I though that song was "Change, change, change; change of fooooooooooood.

by Anonymousreply 1110/06/2012

Shout "we don't like it!" in 'Rock the Casbah' is Sharif don't like it.

by Anonymousreply 1210/06/2012

Creedence "there 's a bathroom on the right " (Bad moon on the rise)

by Anonymousreply 1310/06/2012

"You make me feel like a MAN, SURE A WOMAN"

("You make me feel like a NATURAL WOMAN")


by Anonymousreply 1410/06/2012

I thought Robert Plant's lyric "crazy on a ship of fools" was "crazy on a ship of booze."

by Anonymousreply 1510/06/2012

Friend thought Peggy Lee was singing "beaver" instead of "fever".

by Anonymousreply 1610/06/2012

It's "hey Jude,". Not "hey Jew." I know I know. But that's what I thought.

by Anonymousreply 1710/06/2012

"I blow bubbles when you're not here" is what I heard.

"My world crumbles when you're not here" is the lyric.

by Anonymousreply 1810/06/2012

Paul McCartney and Wings Helen Wheels, I thought they were saying yellow wheels.

by Anonymousreply 1910/06/2012

From the Madonna song "Revolver":

I thought the lyric "You're an accessory to murder 'cause..." was "You're now a sexy little murder 'cause..."

(I usually don't have a problem understanding Madge, but I couldn't make heads or tails out of this song, for some reason)

by Anonymousreply 2010/06/2012

My friend thought "Roller Coaster" by Red hot chili peppers was "goin' Postal"

She also thought Biggie Smalls Hypnotize "Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can't you see.." was "Piggy wiggy wiggy can't you see.."

Led Zep " And as we wind on down the road" my sister: "and there's a wino down the road..."

by Anonymousreply 2110/06/2012

I PREFER the misheard lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 2210/06/2012

Not misheard, but mis-sung. The Platters singing "Only You." The lead singer sings, "Only you canda make a change in me." I have no idea why he changes "can" to "canda."

by Anonymousreply 2310/06/2012

He doesn't, douche R23. It's called "phrasing".

by Anonymousreply 2410/06/2012

In ONJ's "Let Me Be There", I thought the line was "Let me take you through that wonderland that only TOUCANS share"

I never understood what the hell that was supposed to mean.

by Anonymousreply 2510/06/2012

Wait--R2? Those aren't the lyrics??

by Anonymousreply 2610/06/2012

Frank Sinatra-"You Ain't Heard Nothin Yet"

I always hear "wait til the warmup's underway" as "wait for the warmest underwear"

by Anonymousreply 2710/06/2012

[quote]It's called "phrasing".

No, moron. Singing "canda" instead of "can" is NOT phrasing. Adding letters and another syllable to a word is NOT phrasing r24. Canda youda compredahendda?

by Anonymousreply 2810/06/2012

Hey love!

by Anonymousreply 2910/06/2012

Hold me (first blunder)

and we shall run across the sky....

and a little money denied (second one)

by Anonymousreply 3010/06/2012

I thought that old Tony Orlando and Dawn song 'Candida' was phrased as "Wake up naked together." It was "We can make it together."

by Anonymousreply 3110/06/2012

Also, "Blinded by the Light." "And little Early Burly gave my anus curly wurly and asked me if I needed a ride." I STILL don't know what that lyric is supposed to be. The other lyric from that song that gets everyone is "Wrapped up like a douche, another roller in the night." It's "deuce."

by Anonymousreply 3210/06/2012

This is for R28

by Anonymousreply 3310/06/2012

When I was a kid I thought it was awful that people called Cher "half green."

by Anonymousreply 3410/07/2012

"Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul"

Should've been "Give me the beat boys and free my soul"

by Anonymousreply 3510/07/2012

Not mine, but my all-time favorite is "there's a bathroom on the right".

by Anonymousreply 3610/07/2012

Britney Spears slave for you "OH i'm saying little girl don't step into the blood"

by Anonymousreply 3710/07/2012

Become-ah come-ah come-ah come-ah come-ah comedienne.

by Anonymousreply 3810/07/2012

I was 14 when Mariah's "Heartbreaker" came out. I knew censors didn't allow most swears on the radio and I knew Mariah would never allow profanity in her songs, but I thought during Jay Z's rap portion that he said "She wants to blow my dick". Later I learned it's "She wants to blow my day". The way he pronounces "day" still sounds like "dick" to me though lol

by Anonymousreply 3910/07/2012

I used to think Kim Carnes was singing "Her hair is hollow gold" in Bette Davis Eyes. It's Harlow gold.

Actually, I misheard a lot of that song:

She knows just what it takes to make a pearl blush = pro blush

She'll roll you on the floor = she'll lay you on the throne

She's got Greta Garbo's stand-up thighs = standoff sighs

by Anonymousreply 4010/07/2012

[quote]Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul" Should've been "Give me the beat boys and free my soul"

What?!! It isn't "give me the people?"

by Anonymousreply 4110/07/2012

40 years of singing "give me the people" ... how many eyes must have rolled up until today!

by Anonymousreply 4210/07/2012

I'm not in love... There's a whispered phrase that says "big boys don't cry" Which I heard as "requesting quiet". I still hear it to this day and remember sitting with my friends arguing over this as teenagers by the HiFi.

by Anonymousreply 4310/07/2012

[quote]I used to think Kim Carnes was singing "Her hair is hollow gold" in Bette Davis Eyes. It's Harlow gold.

It IS!?! Fuck, I thought it was hollow gold and still did up until I read your post!

by Anonymousreply 4410/07/2012

FOR R32 Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong, play the song with the funky break" And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride Asked me if I needed a ride Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older, I tripped the merry-go-round With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin, the calliope crashed to the ground The calliope crashed to the ground But she was... Blinded by the light,

by Anonymousreply 4510/07/2012

Benny and the Jets.

Growing up, I heard: "She's got electric BOOBS", rather than "She's got electric BOOTS".

I was always amazed that the song received radio play. Never sang it in front of my parents due to the "naughty" word. It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned the correct lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 4610/07/2012

"I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears:

Misheard "Leaving behind my name and age" as "Leaving behind my lemonade"

by Anonymousreply 4710/07/2012

Red, Red Wine by UB40 (did't hear the original version until adulthood):

"Red, red wine, goes to my head makes me forget that I'm stealing her soul."


"I was wrong every time-- thoughts of you relieve my pain.

I was wrong, now I find that just one thing makes me forget"

Actual lyrics:

"Red, red wine, goes to my head, makes me forget that I still need her so."

"I had sworn that with time, thoughts of you would leave my head."

by Anonymousreply 4810/07/2012

I thought and occasionally still catch myself thinking) ""Nights In White Satin" was "Knights.: I imagined horsemen wearing these long, flowing white capes.

by Anonymousreply 4910/07/2012

"Please mister please, don't play B-17", as a young boy I misheard as, "Please mister please, don't blame me at 17". I thought it was a song about a young girl who had gone through a bad breakup, but felt it wasn't her fault because she was so young. I was half right.

Funny thing is, I saw Olivia Newton-John in concert last year, met her in person afterwards, and told her this story. She laughed and seemed to find it funny, but wasn't really sure if she thought that, or that I must've been an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 5010/07/2012

We ll write it down in silence! Elaine Page in Evitas Buenos Aires song actually sang: Real eiderdown and silenece.

Greta Garbo, step outside, shes got Bette Davis eyes. actually its STAND OFF SIGHS

by Anonymousreply 5110/09/2012

Sentimental gentleman

Go into my life again

Sentimental lady, share the wine

by Anonymousreply 5210/09/2012

I used to think "More Than a Woman" was "Bald-Headed Woman."

by Anonymousreply 5310/09/2012

The Beatles Anytime at All to me was Edna my dog.

by Anonymousreply 5410/09/2012

R49, I still imagine the same Knights with flowing white satin even today.

by Anonymousreply 5510/10/2012

from "You're So Vain"....

always thought "some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend" was "some underworld spy or the wife of a clothespin".....

by Anonymousreply 5610/10/2012

The chorus and almost all of the lyrics from the song Informer by Snow. The lyrics sounded like unintelligible baby talk to me. I heard Nicky boom boom de yare.

To this day I have no clue what was being sung or the slightest clue as to the meaning of the so called words.

by Anonymousreply 5710/10/2012

I always thought England Dan & John Ford Coley were singing: "I'm not talking 'bout the linen" but it was "I'm not talking 'bout movin' in"


I thought The Go-Go's were singing about "Honest Lucille"

by Anonymousreply 5810/10/2012

Boy, you people must be really hard of hearing or something. I misunderstand lyrics, but not THAT bad. I mean, really: "half-green?" She's obviously bellowing "HALF-breed!" And she says it over and over again, "HALF-breed!"

I always thought The Left Banke was singing "don't walk away, Renee", but they were singing "just walk away, Renee." I liked it better the way I thought I heard it.

by Anonymousreply 5910/10/2012

"I used to think Kim Carnes was singing "Her hair is hollow gold" in Bette Davis Eyes. It's Harlow gold.

Actually Harlow's hair was NOT "gold" at all; it was white. At least it was until the color had to be changed (the contant bleaching was destroying her hair). It was toned down to a color that was called "brownette."

by Anonymousreply 6010/10/2012

Rhianna's Only Girl:

What she says: "Want you to love me like I'm a hot ride"

What I heard: "Want you to love me like I'm a pot pie"

What I wish it said: "Want you to love me like I'm a hot guy"

by Anonymousreply 6110/10/2012

NPR does these sometimes. R13 named the #1 misheard lyric.

by Anonymousreply 6210/10/2012

My older sister used to encourage my misunderstanding of song lyrics. She insisted that Van Halen was singing "Maxwell Jump" and that the song "Games People Play" was "Give Me Full Play." She also told me that the Go Gos were singing, "Alex the Seal." My sister is kind of an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 6310/10/2012

I always thought Dusty Springfield was singing: "You don't have to say I'm lovely just because I am."

Turns out it was "You don't have to say you love me just be close at hand."

by Anonymousreply 6410/10/2012

in Cher's "Dark Lady" the lyric goes "danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done".

always thought it was "danced to her gypsy music till I threw a stone"

by Anonymousreply 6510/10/2012

r63, I'll see your sister's Maxwell Jump, which I also thought was the correct lyric, and raise her an Anna Cecille

by Anonymousreply 6610/10/2012

Pretenders, "Middle Of The Road", for almost twenty years I thought:

"I'm not the kind I used to be, I've gotta get up early, sweet baby!"

by Anonymousreply 6710/10/2012

Eric Carmen was singing Pleeeeease Goooooo All The Waaaay.

I kept hearing Please Go Away.

by Anonymousreply 6810/10/2012

The Cars

"It's just a fro'gin lullaby, bye bye love"

by Anonymousreply 6910/10/2012

My little nephew used to sing "Pity Chins" back in the day.

Pity Chins

Nah mah lubbuh

Cheese charley curl who say dat I am a won

Buy da chin's nah my sun

by Anonymousreply 7010/10/2012

Onward Sweden, stretching out; I wanna go where people rise and shout

by Anonymousreply 7110/10/2012

Also from Bad Moon Rising

I see ferrous streaks of lightning is really

I see earthquakes and lightning

by Anonymousreply 7210/10/2012

"Paul McCartney and Wings Helen Wheels, I thought they were saying yellow wheels."

I thought the song was called "Hell On Wheels".

The Police have many misheard lyrics, as well as song titles, "Roxanne" sounded like "rucksack" and "So Lonely" sounds like "Sue Lawley".

The Police's "Message In A Bottle": a year has passed since I broke my nose.

The Beatles, "Lucy In the Sky": the girl with colitis goes by.

Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody": will you do the banned tango?"

Starship, "We Built This City": we built this city on logs and coal

J. Geils Band's, "Centerfold": my anus is the center hole

Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love": might as well face it, you're a dick with a glove

Elton John's, "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters": some with cankers, some with goiters

by Anonymousreply 7310/11/2012

For fun, it's easy to intentionally mishear the kiddie chorus of Another Brick in the Wall as "all in all ya just another prick in the hole."

by Anonymousreply 7410/11/2012

Thanks R61! I actually thought it was "hot guy".

by Anonymousreply 7510/11/2012

Ozzy Osbourne Paranoid

I never really listened to the lyrics, but I thought he was saying "Finished with my woman cause she wouldn't help me drink my wine".

He was actually saying, "Finished with my woman cause she wouldn't help me with my mind"

by Anonymousreply 7610/16/2012

Music makes your bush smell sweet like a lemon!

by Anonymousreply 7712/27/2012

As a kid, I thought it was "dancing in the streets," not "dancing in the sheets."

I think that's a pretty common one, no?

by Anonymousreply 7812/27/2012

I couldn't find the latest thread, let's use this one.

Blondie - Rip Her to Shreds Yeah, she smells like she washes with vomit

Blondie - Maria Maria's got gonorrhea!

Blondie - Heart of Glass Don't you just love, love from behind?

Blondie - The Tide is High I'm not the kind of girl who gives blow jobs like that!

Bjork - Venus as a Boy His penis has a boil

The White Stripes - My Doorbell I been thinkin' 'bout my dog Bill

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army I'm gonna fight 'em off, the Salvation Army couldn't hold me back!

The White Stripes - Icky Thump Went home and learned how to clean a bathroom myself.

The White Stripes - Blue Orchid You got an erection, you got an erection didn't you? You tickled my orchid, turned it blue!

The Police - Roxanne Rucksack! You don't have to put on the red eye!

Sting Fields of Gold The farmer feels her body, the farmer feels her hole

Foreigner - Hot Blooded Hot-blooded, chicken and seeds

Sting - Englishman in NY I'm a lethal alien

Queen - We Will Rock You Waving your batter all over the place

by Anonymousreply 7908/28/2013

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" by J. Lo:

Thought the lyric "Think you gotta keep me iced, you don't" was "Think you gotta kick me ass, you don't"

by Anonymousreply 8010/10/2013

I thought the lyrics were "Someone left the cake out in the rain."

Unfortunately I heard correctly.

by Anonymousreply 8110/10/2013


I heard, "You may find some nutty kind to help and understand you."

Years later I realized that it's, "You may find somebody kind."

by Anonymousreply 8210/10/2013

"Loser" by Beck:

The lyrics is "Soy un perdidor" but I thought it was "So, open the door"

by Anonymousreply 8310/10/2013

"Brandy, you're a fine girl...what a good wife you would be" always sounded like "Brandy, you're a fine girl...what a good white human being" to me.

by Anonymousreply 8410/10/2013

Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man"...always thought it was "Secret Asian Man". I always wondered how you could be a secret Asian man, since you'd only have to look at a person to tell if they were Asian or not.

by Anonymousreply 8510/10/2013

Thought "Two of hearts" was "two pop tarts".

by Anonymousreply 8610/10/2013

I can't understand the second verse of this song at all.

by Anonymousreply 8710/11/2013

'Sad Eyes' by Robert John:

Sarah turn the other way I don't wanna see you cry

Sarah you knew there'd come a day, when we would have to say goodbye

by Anonymousreply 8810/11/2013

My sister thought "Dirty Diana, no" was "Dirty Diana Ross"

by Anonymousreply 8910/12/2013

From the Janet Jackson song "All For You":

The line is "Tell me you're the only one" but I thought it was "Yummy yummy yummy yum"

by Anonymousreply 9012/26/2013


"You make me feel like a natural woman"

for years I thought the lyric was...

"You make me feel like a man, sure a woman"

by Anonymousreply 9112/26/2013

[quote]The line is "Tell me you're the only one" but I thought it was "Yummy yummy yummy yum"


by Anonymousreply 9212/26/2013

R70, you and your nephew had me rolling with laughter. Pity chins ...

by Anonymousreply 9312/27/2013

R93, what song is "Pity Chins"?

by Anonymousreply 9412/27/2013

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 9512/27/2013

I did not hear it this way, until someone told me they heard it this way. Now, I cannot not hear it this way.

Shania Twain:

I bet you kiss you cock at night, You must be chokin' right?

by Anonymousreply 9612/27/2013

Thank you, R95. I would never have guessed.

by Anonymousreply 9712/27/2013

"I'm Your Man" by Wham!

Real lyric: "I'll take you halfway 'round the world!"

The way I heard it for 20+ years: "I'll be your hamburger 'round the world!"

by Anonymousreply 9812/27/2013

My sister thought "our lips are sealed" was really "harlots appeal."

by Anonymousreply 9912/27/2013

As a kid, I always thought the chorus to Matthew Wilders' "Break My Stride" went "Ain't nobody gonna break my spine" when he actually said, "Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride".

Another one was Banarama's "Love in the first degree". The actual lyrics were "only you can set me free, cause I'm guilty, guilty as a girl can be" but I thought it was "only you can set me free, cause I'm guilty, guilty as a drunken bee".

by Anonymousreply 10012/27/2013

Young whores be free tonight...

by Anonymousreply 10112/27/2013

Billie Jean is not my lover

She's just a girl who thinks that I am the one

But that chad is not my son

by Anonymousreply 10212/27/2013

Crazy for You: I heard "trying hard to control my heart" as "trying hard to control my fart."

Baby one more time: I heard "give me your sign" as " give me a dime"

Applause: I heard " One second I'm a kunst Then suddenly the kunst is me" as a weird pronunctiation of the word cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10312/27/2013

What is the name of the song Microsoft has sampled for its holiday spots?

Sounds to me like "Holidays ..." and then I cannot make out the rest.

Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 10412/27/2013

Even though I've checked the lyrics many times, I can never remember whilst singing along that Rocket Man is "burning out his fuse up here alone."

by Anonymousreply 10512/27/2013

Willy goes into a dance and Devil's on kazoo is really "doubles on kazoo."

by Anonymousreply 10612/27/2013

[quote] I used to think that 'Chain Chain Chain...Chain of fools' was 'Shame Shame Shame... Shame on you'

"Chain of Fools" was the only part if the song I understood. The rest of it was a mess to me.

"I follow for years, I thought you was my man. But all fall a-near, my chest a-lick o' yo' pain...



by Anonymousreply 10712/27/2013

Careless Whispers by Wham:

"So I'm never gonna dance again, can't you see I've got no rhythm"

by Anonymousreply 10812/28/2013

I'm also one of the many who misheard that Purple Haze lyric as:

"Excuse me, while I kiss this guy"

by Anonymousreply 10912/28/2013

My son is the one who used to singalong "Police Nobby Dop" to "Feliz Navidad" from his stroller.

by Anonymousreply 11012/28/2013

"So I'm never gonna dance again, can't you see I've got no rhythm"

I thought it was "Guilt, defeat, ain't got no rhythm"

by Anonymousreply 11112/28/2013

"Jeremy" by Pearl Jam. The line "and the dead lay in pools of maroon below" was so garbled by Eddie Vedder that it came out sounding like this: "and the dead lay in pools of brew blow."

"Rock the Casbah" by the Clash. Of course they're supposed to be singing "ROCK the Casbah, ROCK the Casbah!" But it sure sounded to me like they were singing "FUCK the Casbah! FUCK the Casbah!"

by Anonymousreply 11212/28/2013

I used to think "For Auld Lang Syne" was "Hold on and hang tight..."

by Anonymousreply 11301/01/2014

[quote]Benny and the Jets. Growing up, I heard: "She's got electric BOOBS", rather than "She's got electric BOOTS".

Yep---I thought it was "She's got electric boobs...her Mom has two..." It's actually "Electric boots, a mohair suit...."

Led Zep "Black Dog"--- "Hey,hey mama,the way you moo..." is " Hey,hey mama, the way you MOVE"

Led Zep misheard lyrics could probably fill a whole thread!

by Anonymousreply 11401/01/2014

"Gypsies, tramps, and thieves, we'd hear from the people of a town named Cola ..."

(as opposed "of a town they'd call us ...")

I always heard "Are Lips Are Sealed" as "Honest, I See You!"

by Anonymousreply 11501/01/2014

[quote] Aretha's NATURAL WOMAN "You make me feel like a natural woman"

I thought it was "You make me feel like a Navajo woman"

Another from Zep's "Black Dog"--"All I ask for, all I pray, a skinny legged woman gonna come my way" is actually " All I ask for, all I pray A steady-lovin' woman gonna come my way."

by Anonymousreply 11601/01/2014
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