Misheard Song Lyrics

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Misheard Song Lyrics

Misheard Song Lyrics

This has been a thread at least once or twice before, and I thought I'd start it up again! Just post whatever song lyrics you have misheard (bonus points if they're funny).

I listen to the radio a lot (pop) and since I'm not supposed to look up random stuff on the internet, and I don't have a phone or anything, I generally just don't understand the lyrics anyways and I really have no idea what they actually are, but I'm just not hearing them quite enough so I can only think they're saying nonsense words until I really learn what it was. HOWEVER, once in a while I actually honestly hear something as actual words, but they're wrong. Also, some music artists need ENUNCIATION.

That song by Portugal the Man, called Feel It Still? Well, I heard that on the radio quite a few times and there are these lyrics that go "we could fight a war for peace" and until I found out what the real lyrics were, I heard it as "we could find a waffle feast". Seriously. It still cracks me up. 

submitted by Leafpool
(December 4, 2018 - 10:48 am)

Okay, so you know the lyric in Fall Out Boy's Centuries that goes "We've been here forever, and here's the frozen proof"? Until we looked it up, my mom and I were convinced that they were saying "here's the frozen fruit". We still sing it that way XD Also, has anyone on here seen the misheard lyrics video for Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam? It's hilarious. I have a lot more, especially by Imagine Dragons (Friction in particular), but they're not that funny so yeah. Great thread, Leafpool! 

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified
(December 4, 2018 - 2:18 pm)

Isn't it great when you mishear lyrics as being something like food? XD that's great.

submitted by Leafpool
(December 4, 2018 - 6:53 pm)

Welllll I've been on a Twenty One Pilots kick recently and in the song "Migraine" I always hear "Behind my eyelids are islands of violets" instead of the actual lyrics: "Behind my eyelids are islands of violence" and all my friends get mad at me for singing the wrong lyrics.

submitted by aFountainPen, age 14, I'll tell you later
(December 5, 2018 - 12:24 pm)

There’s this one song, I think it’s Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez, that I always hear wrong. I haven’t actually listened to it full through before, I don’t even like it, but I’ve heard it several times in stores and such. Anyway, there’s this one part where I think it goes, ‘love song, baby, love song’ (could be getting that wrong though), and for the longest time I never knew what they were saying, and it always sounded like, ‘Lysol, baby, Lysol’ XD

submitted by Leeli
(December 5, 2018 - 3:30 pm)

Oh my gosh, I used to think "I'm in love with you" in this one song was "I'm in love with a tiger" XD

submitted by Soren Infinity, age 27 eons, BeaconTown
(December 5, 2018 - 5:24 pm)

There's this one song that my overnight camp sings that's called, "I Love Being a Girl" (cheesy, I know). For the longest time, I thought it was "I Love Bees To-Go":D

submitted by Secret
(December 5, 2018 - 8:25 pm)

YES. I have so many of these. Here are some of them.

Okay, so I have a friend that thinks that if you listen to the high parts of "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons, it sounds like they're saying "fun dip" instead of "thunder". 

I also thought until recently that in High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco, it was saying "stay up on them eyes" instead of "stay up on that rise".

In addition, I used to think that in that song that goes, "we're up all night to this song, we're up all night to get lucky", it was saying "we're up on Mexican sun, we're up on Mexican lucky".

Finally, the majority of my friend group agrees that in that song "Heathens" from the movie Suicide Squad, it sounds like "all my friends are eating steak real slow" instead of "all my friends are heathens take it slow". We even made up this whole parody with those lyrics and it was hilarious, but I can't remember it off of the top of my head right now. 

Laylanie says cbtp. CB toilet paper? What?  

submitted by Stardust, Ubiquitous
(December 5, 2018 - 8:57 pm)

I was actually laughing out loud at what you guys heard. XD

I tend to read along the lyrics of songs that catch my attention, so... 

submitted by coyotedomino, age 15, Lost
(December 5, 2018 - 9:22 pm)

Sad fact of my life:

When the song 'Poker Face' by Lady Gaga comes on the radio, my brother decides it's a great idea to poke my face every time she sings 'Poker Face'. It sounds uncannily like "poke her face". And because he's a boy, I can't retaliate.

submitted by Icy
(December 5, 2018 - 11:13 pm)

My friends got into a whole argument recently over a lyric in Slow Hands. Namely, whether it was "sweat dripping down in the early morning" or "sweat dripping down on the dirty laundry". Turns out the dirty laundry one is correct, though it makes way less sense.

submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(December 5, 2018 - 11:53 pm)

These are so funny! Singers really need to pronounciate better :D

In A White Winter Hymnal by Pentatonix (Which the whole song makes no sense whatsoever) it says " I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats" but I thought it was " I was following the pack, who's following the goats'' XD Close enough, right?

submitted by Tuxedo Kitten
(December 6, 2018 - 10:12 am)

Oh, I remember that song! A lot of my friends were in my school's chorus last year, and they sung it with these cool hand motions, so I knew the words, even though I often thought I didn't because they were so weird.

submitted by Stardust, Ubiquitous
(December 8, 2018 - 11:03 am)

Oi that song. I never could figure out what it meant when I listened to it. I just looked up the lyrics and it’s like “into the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime”. No sense whatsoever. I think I originally thought it was “red as roses”. 

Fun fact: My brother used to call “Roar” by Katy Perry “The Jungle Song”. He was really into lions when he was younger. Goodness I’m tired. I almost wrote “older”. 

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm of Creativity
(December 9, 2018 - 8:54 pm)

@Coyotedomino I was reading the posts, and I was trying not to laugh because my mom was sitting at a table behind me, and I was just scrolling through the posts and I had to sort of burst out laughing once, and I was trying to take deep breaths but then when I got to the steak one, it just cracked me up so badly I like snorted and started laughing for about to seconds, and then tried to shut myself up. I was sitting with my back to my mom so I couldn't see what she thought of me....

submitted by Leafpool
(December 6, 2018 - 9:41 am)

I thought that the line 'Where were you?' In Maroon 5's Maps was 'Wario'. Still to this day... *Shakes head* It was better when I knew no better.

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(December 6, 2018 - 2:20 pm)