Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

How many times have you heard a song, heard a line and thought "what the hell did they just say?" Sometimes you think it sounds like something that you KNOW couldn't be right. But, until you find out the correct lyrics (if you ever do), you sing the wrong words anyway. Well, you are not alone. Well, with a little help from The Archive of Misheard Lyrics, I present my 13 favorites:

1. Song: Purple Haze
Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Misheard Lyrics: "S'cuse me, while I kiss this guy."
Correct Lyrics: S'cuse me,while I kiss the sky."

2. Song: Bad Moon Rising
Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Misheard Lyrics: "There's a bathroom on the right." I admit, this is what I sang until I was corrected.
Correct Lyrics: "There's a bad moon on the rise."

3. Song: Livin' On A Prayer
Artist: Bonjovi
Misheard Lyrics: "It doesn't matter if we're naked or not."
Correct Lyrics: "It doesn't matter if we make it or not,"

4. Song: Blinded By The Light
Artist: Manfred Mann
Misheard Lyrics: "Wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night."
Correct Lyrics: "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."

5. Song: Like A Virgin
Artist: Madonna
Misheard Lyrics: "Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time."
Correct Lyrics: "Like a virgin, touched for the very first time."

6. Song: Country Roads
Artist: John Denver
Misheard Lyrics: "West Virginia, Mount your mama."
Correct Lyrics: "West Virginia, mountain mama."

7. Song: Desperado
Artist: The Eagles
Misheard Lyrics:"You've been outright offensive for so long now."
Correct Lyrics: "You've been out riding fences for so long now."

8. Song: Tiny Dancer
Artist: Elton John
Misheard Lyrics: "Hold me close now, Tony Danza."
Correct Lyrics: "Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer."

9. Song: Another Brick In The Wall
Artist: Pink Floyd
Misheard Lyrics: "The ducks are hazards in the classroom."
Correct Lyrics: "No dark sarcasm in the classroom."

10. Song: Girls Just Want To HaveFun
Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Misheard Lyrics: "Oh, mama dear, I'm not the virgin I was."
Correct Lyrics: "Oh, mama dear, we're not the fortunate ones."

11. Song: Without You
Artist: Mariah Carey
Misheard Lyrics: "I can't forget the semen on your face as you were leaving."
Correct Lyrics: "I can't forget this evening or your face as you were leaving."

12. Song: Smooth
Artist: Santana
Misheard Lyrics: " Man, it's a hot one; like seven midgets from the noonday sun."
Correct Lyrics: "Man, it's a hot one; like seven inches from the noonday sun."

13. Last, but not least, I'm posting a video that, not only mis-interprets the lyrics, but provides graphics.


  1. You had me laughing....that was great...great list of songs too! I too, have misheard many songs.

  2. Mrs. Robinson
    I thought I heard: "Sitting on a snowplow on a Sunday afternoon,"

    when really they were singing: "Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon."

    I posted a TT too. Please feel free to visit, and enter my Fame giveaway while you're there. Thanks.

  3. A couple of years ago I had a page a day calendar of all mis-heard lyrics, I loved it & was so disappointed when they didn't do another one the next year!
    My favorite from my own personal experience was riding in a car with my then, 4 year old daughter, Live's I Alone was on the radio & she piped up from the back seat, "what's that he's saying? 'I have a long tattoo?'" (the lyric is "I alone tempt you")

  4. Those misheard lyrics are great. Fabulous. Happy TT!

  5. Great post! I am notorious for singing the wrong words, even after learning the correct lyrics. Just part of my charm perhaps.

  6. Thanks for all the comments. Much appreciated.