I used to think that 'Chain Chain Chain...Chain of fools' was 'Shame Shame Shame... Shame on you'
Song Lyrics that you misheard through the years
|by Anonymous||reply 116||01/01/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 1||10/05/2012|
Gonna move my arms
Gonna move my legs
Gonna move my style
Gonna move my sausage
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/06/2012|
Keep away from her, San Pacino!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/06/2012|
I thought the Go-Gos' "Our Lips Are Sealed" was "Honest I Feel."
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||10/06/2012|
Billy Idol's "eyes without a face"
"How about a date"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/06/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/06/2012|
Hi Dr. Sherry! It was: I shot the Sheriff! by Bob Marley
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||10/06/2012|
OP: I though that song was "Change, change, change; change of fooooooooooood.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/06/2012|
Shout "we don't like it!" in 'Rock the Casbah' is Sharif don't like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/06/2012|
Creedence "there 's a bathroom on the right " (Bad moon on the rise)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/06/2012|
"You make me feel like a MAN, SURE A WOMAN"
("You make me feel like a NATURAL WOMAN")
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/06/2012|
I thought Robert Plant's lyric "crazy on a ship of fools" was "crazy on a ship of booze."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/06/2012|
Friend thought Peggy Lee was singing "beaver" instead of "fever".
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/06/2012|
It's "hey Jude,". Not "hey Jew." I know I know. But that's what I thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/06/2012|
"I blow bubbles when you're not here" is what I heard.
"My world crumbles when you're not here" is the lyric.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/06/2012|
Paul McCartney and Wings Helen Wheels, I thought they were saying yellow wheels.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||10/06/2012|
I PREFER the misheard lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||10/06/2012|
He doesn't, douche R23. It's called "phrasing".
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||10/06/2012|
Wait--R2? Those aren't the lyrics??
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/06/2012|
Frank Sinatra-"You Ain't Heard Nothin Yet"
I always hear "wait til the warmup's underway" as "wait for the warmest underwear"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/06/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 28||10/06/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/06/2012|
Hold me (first blunder)
and we shall run across the sky....
and a little money denied (second one)
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||10/06/2012|
This is for R28
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/06/2012|
When I was a kid I thought it was awful that people called Cher "half green."
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/06/2012|
"Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul"
Should've been "Give me the beat boys and free my soul"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/06/2012|
Not mine, but my all-time favorite is "there's a bathroom on the right".
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/06/2012|
Britney Spears slave for you "OH i'm saying little girl don't step into the blood"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/06/2012|
Become-ah come-ah come-ah come-ah come-ah comedienne.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||10/07/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 41||10/07/2012|
40 years of singing "give me the people" ... how many eyes must have rolled up until today!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||10/07/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 44||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||10/07/2012|
"I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears:
Misheard "Leaving behind my name and age" as "Leaving behind my lemonade"
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/07/2012|
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"
"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 Anonymous||reply 48||10/07/2012|
I thought and occasionally still catch myself thinking) ""Nights In White Satin" was "Knights.: I imagined horsemen wearing these long, flowing white capes.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/07/2012|
"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 Anonymous||reply 50||10/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||10/09/2012|
Go into my life again
Sentimental lady, share the wine
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/09/2012|
I used to think "More Than a Woman" was "Bald-Headed Woman."
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/09/2012|
The Beatles Anytime at All to me was Edna my dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/09/2012|
R49, I still imagine the same Knights with flowing white satin even today.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/09/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||10/10/2012|
"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 Anonymous||reply 60||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||10/10/2012|
NPR does these sometimes. R13 named the #1 misheard lyric.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||10/10/2012|
r63, I'll see your sister's Maxwell Jump, which I also thought was the correct lyric, and raise her an Anna Cecille
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/10/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||10/10/2012|
Eric Carmen was singing Pleeeeease Goooooo All The Waaaay.
I kept hearing Please Go Away.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/10/2012|
"It's just a fro'gin lullaby, bye bye love"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/10/2012|
My little nephew used to sing "Pity Chins" back in the day.
Nah mah lubbuh
Cheese charley curl who say dat I am a won
Buy da chin's nah my sun
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/10/2012|
Onward Sweden, stretching out; I wanna go where people rise and shout
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/10/2012|
Also from Bad Moon Rising
I see ferrous streaks of lightning is really
I see earthquakes and lightning
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/10/2012|
"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 Anonymous||reply 73||10/11/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||10/11/2012|
Thanks R61! I actually thought it was "hot guy".
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/11/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||10/16/2012|
Music makes your bush smell sweet like a lemon!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/27/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||12/27/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||08/28/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 80||10/10/2013|
I thought the lyrics were "Someone left the cake out in the rain."
Unfortunately I heard correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||10/10/2013|
"Loser" by Beck:
The lyrics is "Soy un perdidor" but I thought it was "So, open the door"
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/10/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 84||10/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||10/10/2013|
Thought "Two of hearts" was "two pop tarts".
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/10/2013|
I can't understand the second verse of this song at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/11/2013|
'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 Anonymous||reply 88||10/11/2013|
My sister thought "Dirty Diana, no" was "Dirty Diana Ross"
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||12/26/2013|
Aretha's NATURAL WOMAN
"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 Anonymous||reply 91||12/26/2013|
[quote]The line is "Tell me you're the only one" but I thought it was "Yummy yummy yummy yum"
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/26/2013|
R70, you and your nephew had me rolling with laughter. Pity chins ...
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/27/2013|
R93, what song is "Pity Chins"?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/27/2013|
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/27/2013|
I did not hear it this way, until someone told me they heard it this way. Now, I cannot not hear it this way.
I bet you kiss you cock at night, You must be chokin' right?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/27/2013|
Thank you, R95. I would never have guessed.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/27/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 98||12/27/2013|
My sister thought "our lips are sealed" was really "harlots appeal."
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||12/27/2013|
Young whores be free tonight...
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||12/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||12/27/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 105||12/27/2013|
Willy goes into a dance and Devil's on kazoo is really "doubles on kazoo."
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/27/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 107||12/27/2013|
Careless Whispers by Wham:
"So I'm never gonna dance again, can't you see I've got no rhythm"
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/28/2013|
I'm also one of the many who misheard that Purple Haze lyric as:
"Excuse me, while I kiss this guy"
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/28/2013|
My son is the one who used to singalong "Police Nobby Dop" to "Feliz Navidad" from his stroller.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/28/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 111||12/28/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 112||12/28/2013|
I used to think "For Auld Lang Syne" was "Hold on and hang tight..."
|by Anonymous||reply 113||01/01/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 114||01/01/2014|
"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 Anonymous||reply 115||01/01/2014|
[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 Anonymous||reply 116||01/01/2014|