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In the Beatles "Help", they sing "and I do appreciate you being 'round", "'round"of course being abbreviated for "around". However, I thought they were singing about appreciating someone literally being round. I thought it was nice they were so appreciative of fat circle-shaped people.
"We built this city" by Starship. All younger members in our family were upset to find out that the lyrics actually went 'we built this city on rock and roll' and not 'we built this city on sausage rolls' as we had thought.
I thought Californication by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers lyrics were:
"Dream of midget fornication"
as opposed to:
"Dream of Californication"
I often wondered why the song had no reference to its title!
In the song Rudolf the Red Nosed ReindeerI used to believe there were more reindeer than I had been told about. You know, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Olive..
The line went "Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names..." I used to think what a nasty reindeer Olive was and why did Santa keep her???
When I was a young boy, my mother would sing the song "My bonnie lies over the ocean, my bonnie lies over the sea, bring back my bonnie to me." Well, I had never heard the word "bonnie" before, and when she sang "bonnie", I heard "body". To this day I have the image of a bloody, decapitated head sitting on a pier waiting for its body to come floating back across the ocean.
For the longest time as a child, my father thought Trooper's "Raise a Little Hell" was actually "Raise a Little Elf", having first heard it around Christmas... It was only when he asked why Christmas songs were being played out of season that he learned the truth.
While listening to AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long", I usually hear...
"She was a fast machine, she kept her boner clean, she was the best half woman that I ever seen.."
As opposed to...
"She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman that I ever seen"
And Skid Row's "I Remember You"...
"Cause you'll always be my dream come true, Woman or man, I love you."
"Cause you'll always be my dream come true, Oh my darling, I love you"
Kinda a recurring theme.
I used to think a lyric to the oldy but goody "Twisting the Night Away" by Sam Cooke was "He's dancing with the chicken slacks." The real lyric is "He's dancing with the Chick In Slacks." For the longest time, I wondered what the heck chicken slacks were!
that in the song : "How deep is your love" by the Bee Gees, they sang "and you come to me in a submarine". Why not?Love is sometimes so powerful.
PS : the original lyrics are :
"And you come to me on a summer breeze". Not bad either.
I used to hear "Everytime you go away, you take a piece of Meat with you"
Makes a nice light snack I spose.
That song "another saturday night and I ain't got nobody, I got some money cause I just got laid" My daughter heard me singing away and exclaimed "I just got paid MUM". She walked away shaking her head.
I used to think that the 80's song
" I wish that I had Jesse's girl"
"I wish that I was Jesse's girl"
and I was so confused as to why a boy would want to be Jesse's girl.
I still hear in the Kate Bush song 'Strange Phenomenon' the words "they made me regurgitate cheese food" for the actual lyrics "they made me read Gurdjieff and Jesus"
At first, I was convinced that Tina Turner was singing about paint...
"What's love but a second hand emulsion?"
my moms friend growing up thought the song that went "Good, good, good, good vibrations" went, "Good, good, good, goodbye braces"
When I was a kid, the song "I fought the Law" (I'm not sure who sang it) but I went years beliving it was "I fought the log, and the log one." I thought it was about a lumberjack.
I used to think that the chorus from the song "Stop In the Name of Love" was "Stop! in the neighborhood... before I break your heart" I was singing it at the top of my lungs one day and didn't understand why my brothers were laughing hysterically at me.. they explained of course and then laughed at me some more. Ah well.
I really did believe Elton john was singing 'someone shaved my wife tonight' and was mortified years later to find it was actually 'someone saved my life tonight'
The lyrics "I believe in miracles" I thought were "I believe in Milko". I couldn't understand why a man would be singing about his milkman especially when in the next line he talks about him being a sexy thing. I know my milkman was not anything to sing about.
In the Who's song 'Who Are You,' I thought the line was 'I remember throwing budgies around' instead of 'I remember throwing punches around.' For many years I always imagined Roger Daltrey throwing small pet birds around the recording studio.