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I Misheard the Lyrics

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    I Knew Why "He's a Jolly Good Fellow"

    When I was a little girl, I thought the lyrics to "He's a Jolly Good Fellow" went: He's a jolly good fellow, he's a jolly good fellow, he's a jolly good fellow... on nobody's candy night.  I pictured a man (who looked an awful lot like my dad) striding into a...
    cani cani 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Its not about Uma?

    How many times have I belted out the words to whatever is on the raido as I drive? Countless. I like the beat of an Adele song and im pretty quick on picking up the words..so I just sing and sing wherever I may be going. I usually think about the song and its meaning and although...
    smileandwave smileandwave 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Embarrassing Song Moment

    The song was Cold (but im still here) by Evans Blue, the lyrics were "hello, I'm your martyr, will you be my gangster" what i hear AND sang (sadlly enough) was "hello im your MOTHER will you be my gangster" ...yea no one let me forget it either ...but after wards i was playing...
    smile101 smile101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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    Getting Dirty In Country

    There's an old OakRidge Boys song that I used to love to sing to  as a 4-5 year old. The lyrics went: Come on in! Baby, take your coat off. Come on in..... I heard and sang it as: Come on in! Baby, take your CLOTHES off! Come on in!..... Yeah, the folks didn't like me to...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    What Was That Lyric... Yikes!

    I often hear a great beat on the radio, and then I stop and listen to the lyrics of the song... like the song "I Love the Way You Lie" I was in the car singing happily away to this song the other day... Ha, I dont like the way you lie, actually I would rather you speak truth...
    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    When I Grow Up By The Pcd

    I want to have groupies sounded like I want to have boobies. I swear to this day, it can be interpreted either way. Boobies made more sense in my opinion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2012

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    Elton John's Tiny Dancer Lyrics: Hold me

    closer tiny dancer. I heard: Hold me closer Tony Danza
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    I'Ll Say It To Your Face

    I don't know how many times I've mixed up words to a song and sang them to the artists face while making direct eye contact. At least a solid handful of times by now. I do my best to study up before the show, but once I'm in front of the band I forget sometimes. No matter how...
    HootieHoo HootieHoo 18-21, F Apr 14, 2013

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    There's A Bathroom On The Right.......

    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising Lyrics say " There's a bad moon on the rise" I heard "There's a bathroom on the right"
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    All My Dead Were Unorganized

    I'm not dying All you did was get me through, I owe every breathe to you Heart and soul unparalyzed, All your dead were civilized. (Our Lady Peace's "All You Did Was Save My Life")
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Nov 28, 2012

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    Bit By Love

    It's not "bit by love without a reason"...it's "this boy loves without a reason". The boy being Boy George singing "Do you really want to hurt me?" lol hey I was a kid.
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    CCR - Bad Moon Rising

    The real lyrics were: There's a bad moon on the rise. But I misheard them as: There's a bathroom on the right.
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Lucille- Kenny Rogers

    You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille Four HUNGRY children And a crop in the field... I heard: You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille four HUNDRED children And a crop in the field... Four HUNDRED kids?! Sorry Kenny... I'd leave yer ***, too! :O
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Paper Planes

    I just looked up the lyrics to the song "Paper Planes" by M.I.A., and realized it says "Sticks and stones and weed and bombs..."  I thought she was saying "Sticks and stones and bleedin' bones." The truth is that before I looked up the lyrics...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    She Got It Way Wrong

    the song was starrstruck by 3oh3 and me and my friend were driving to see her boyfriend and she heard and sang nice legs easy boobs makes a man go...and the real lyrics are nice legs dasiy dukes makes a man go... i busted up laughing and she was so confused i was like did you...
    marinesbabi24 marinesbabi24 18-21, F Feb 25, 2011

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    A Day In The Life

    by the BeatlesInstead of "I'd love to turn you on" I thought he was saying "I'd love to tell you why". I don't think turn you on was a meaningful term to me then. I was just a kid! 
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    "like A G6"

    Well, in this case it's my friend and not me..butShe SWORE the song was "Like A Cheesestick" and sang it on the top of her lungs on the bus....come to found out.. "Now I'm feeling so fly like a cheese stick.." Isnt exactly right  xD
    SinsVersusTragedies SinsVersusTragedies 13-15 3 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Transformer's Theme Song

    My 4-year-old is oh, so into Transformers, and my husband has pulled out the big boxed sets of the first three seasons that I got him pre-children. My son has been watching nothing else the last few weeks. Acutal lyrics: Transformers: More than meets the eye! Autobots wage...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    "i'm Not Talking About Millenium"

    I thought that when I was a kid..weird
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    All The Single Ladies

    I was convinced she was singing about 'All the Cigarettes'!! Even after the first time I heard the song and didn't know what it was, when I was familiar with it, I still heard all the cigarettes.  :D
    Cabria Cabria 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    O Canada...

    This is from my 7 year old niece. Her teacher taught them O Canada.  Abbey comes in singing "Oh Cannonball!"
    VanDenBoom VanDenBoom 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    Folks Get Lyrics Wrong Quite Often, Myself Included

    Actual: "Sweeeeeeeet emoootion..." [Aerosmith] My version: "Wheeeels in moooooootion..." (Hey, it makes sense, no?)   Some of my favorite screwups came from family and friends: Actual: "Who are you? Who who, who who?" [The Who] Mom's...
    discoeterno discoeterno 31-35 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    God Of Thunder

    The first time I heard the song "God of Thunder," by lengendary rockers KISS, I was eight-years-old.  It sounded like a scary, bad-*** song.  But heaven only knows what my childhood vocabulary must have understood the lyrics to be.  Most of it made...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Sep 3, 2010

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    UB40 Ivory Madonna

    This sounded like Umma Reema Dumma - kind of a Doo be Doo be Doo thing.  Someone eventually told me what it was.
    rayzzxx rayzzxx 46-50, M Jul 18, 2008

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    Yellow Ledbetter- Only funny

    because even Eddie Vedder says, oh, it has lyrics? Still I love this song. 
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F Sep 9

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    No Rain.

    What I heard:   I just wanna keep my cheese dry today.   The actual lyrics:   I just wanna keep my cheeks dry today.   WTF was I thinking?  
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F Mar 15, 2011

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    Thanks For Making Me Wider? Why?

    What makes Christina Aguilera wider? And why would she be thankful for that? Thanks for making me a fighter ^^
    Lola91 Lola91 16-17, F Aug 9, 2008

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    Pavement Hair

    I heard: Should I give up? Or should I just keep shaving pavements? Even if they've got no hair Real Words: Should i give up? Or hsould I just keep chasing pavements? Even if they lead nowhere - I realised a few days ago but find it hard to not sing along to my lyrics. They...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2008

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    Poker Face - Lady Gaga

    "check this hand cause I'm marvelous" The first few times I heard the song I wasn't paying that much attention and couldn't tell what exactly the lyric was so when I did start listening closer at first I thought it was "let this end, cause I'm lost". Finally...
    outercalm outercalm 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    I Have Old Songs, Mostly 1980s

    Here is a list of old songs.  My misheard lyrics are in the chorus of each song.  They don't make sense in many cases; it's funny. "Alone" by Heart I heard "I never even cared until I met you" as "I never even tell it to I meant/went to". I heard "How do I get you...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Lyrics You'd Swear You Misheard

    Here are just a few excerpts of songs with really wacky lyrics I always thought I must have heard incorrectly, but sho' nuf, I heard right and the lyrics are just plain crazy. Let's start first with a classic excerpt from a favorite Michael Jackson hit, Wanna Be Startin...
    discoeterno discoeterno 31-35 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Tim Mcgraw - Indian Outlaw

    The real lyrics were: The village Cheiftain was my Papa... But I misheard them as: The village chicken was my Papa... And the reason I thought for so long that this was true is due to the fact that the line after that is: He's takes his orders from my mama, she makes him...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    The Bible That You Read

    The Bon Jovi song is.. "And you can tell the day.. by the bottle that you drink.. sometimes when your alone, and all you do is think"...yup...got that one wrong.. OOOOPSSS
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F Oct 24, 2012

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    Crumbling Down - John Mellencamp I hear: Got a

    meatloaf over my shoulder you see what I'm after. Actual lyrics are: Don't need to look over my shoulder to see what I'm after.
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 46-50, M Dec 14, 2013

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    Love This

    I love when this happens and I like hearing what people think the lyrics are when they are actually something else. Like people think Jimi Hendrick's purple haze says excuse me while I kiss this guy and it is actually excuse me while I kiss the sky. Then there is CCR's bad moon...
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    The real lyrics were: With the lights out, it's less dangerous. But I misheard them as: Look what I've found! This is dangerous!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Eye of the Tiger

    I forget what I heard but it was worng and my friend called me a blasphemer when I sang it wrong. I don't know the real lyrics even now..
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2008

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    Blvd Of Broken Headboards

    My shadow's the only one that walks beside me My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating Sometimes I wish someone would pillow-fight me 'til then I walk alone (Green Day's Blvd of Broken Dreams)
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Nov 28, 2012

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    Macerana (spanish Song)

    You know that song they would play at schools you would have to dance to called the macerana?Well these are the actual lyrics to the chorus... Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena. Que to cuerpo es pa'darle alegria cosa buena. Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena. Hey Macarena! I...
    ImaSecret16 ImaSecret16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Blinded By The Light Manfred Man's Earth Band.

    "Revved up like a deuce."I heard, revved up like a douche.
    bluebes bluebes 26-30 4 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    HAHA, I Heard...

    the lyrics are:                              When i grow up              ...
    zipseal zipseal 18-21 5 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Duke Of Earl

    I'm not sure who sings it, but it's an older song...Real lyrics: Duke of Earl, Duke, Duke, Duke... Duke of EarlWhat I heard: Toop of Hoop, Boop, Oop, Hoop... Oo-dah Hurl
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    Whoops...

    I was digging around on youtube during one of my rare high speed days and ended up listening to Chris Brown's Wall to Wall, which I didn't particularly like, but I got a laugh when I realized how I'd misheard it...One part goes "Another two just came and said they love...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F May 5, 2009

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    I'm Every Woman

    instead of "i'm every woman, it's all in meeeeeee" i used to think it was "climb every woman", which is just so inappropriate.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    I have a friend that sometimes I just can't get through to about how I feel or even that my feelings are valid. Person is one that claims to not listen to lyrics so thank you...
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