Funny Misheard Song Lyrics
There's a bathroom on the right??? Weird thing to write a song about, but, ok.
Ahhh...the days before Google, when we had to pray that our new cd (tape, album or even *gasp!* 8-track) purchases came with lyrics in the liner notes, or we might be left running around singing about Flintstone microwave ovens. Wait, what?
Read on for some of the funniest misheard song lyrics and decide for yourself if it's worth correcting after all this time (or if you like your version better, anyway).
Dire Straits - "Money for Nothing"
Misheard lyric: We've got some Flintstone microwave ovens
Real Lyric: We gotta install microwave ovens
Pearl Jam - "Black"
Misheard Lyric - Her legs spread out before me
Real Lyric - Untouched sheets of clay were laid out before me
Elton John - "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyric: Hold me closer, Tony Danza
Real Lyric: Hold me closer, tiny dancer
*Ok, so the correction is in the title, but isn't it funnier this way?
Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know"
Misheard Lyric: The cross-eyed bear that you gave to me
Real Lyric: The cross I bear that you gave to me
No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
Misheard Lyric: I scream my balls off
Real Lyric: I screen my phone calls
*The correction just doesn't have quite the same flair for me
R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"
Misheard Lyric: Let's pee in the corner
Real Lyric: That's me in the corner
Eagles - "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyric: On a dark desert highway, Cool Whip in my hair
Real Lyric: On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
ABBA - "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyric: See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen
Real Lyric: See that girl, watch that scene, digging the dancing queen
*The only one needing kicked is the hair stylist
AC/DC - "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Misheard Lyric: Thirty thieves and the thunder chief
Real Lyric: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
*Another one in the title, but hey, why read, right?
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"
Misheard Lyric: 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy
Real Lyric: 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky
The Clash - "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyric: Lock the cash box
Real Lyric: Rock the Casbah
*I'm not even trying to make sense of it, anymore
Bon Jovi - "Livin' on a Prayer"
Misheard Lyric: It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not
Real Lyric: It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
*Jon IS looking a little skeevy here, TBH
Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyric: I got a ten in my hand and some cream in my eye
Real Lyric: I got a ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye
Toto - "Africa"
Misheard Lyric: There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
Real Lyric: There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
Misheard Lyric: One of these things is not like the other
Real Lyric: What if I say I'm not like the others?
Fleetwood Mac - "Say You Love Me"
Misheard Lyric: I'm begging you for a little sip of tea
Real Lyric: I'm begging you for a little sympathy
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "Blinded by the Light"
No, it's not: Wrapped up like a douche another roller in the night
It's actually: Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night (whatever that means)
EDITOR'S NOTE: Lastly, for, well, all of us that could only sing about some informer doing a licky boom-boom down and were forced to mumble the rest as best we could, the actual lyrics are: “Informer, you no say Daddy me Snow me, I'll go blame A licky boom-boom down. 'Tective man says Daddy me Snow me stabbed someone down the lane.” K.
Somehow, I don't feel better for knowing this.