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The Most Commonly Misheard Lyrics

So I happen to think I have an excellent singing voice.  (This is great because no one can disagree with me right now seeing as how I’m typing, not singing.) But anyway, when I was younger, I was CONVINCED I was going to be on American Idol.  Like absolutely, 100 percent, not a doubt in my mind, had my audition song picked out.

That being said, I tend to belt out the lyrics to songs because I’m awesome, and it sounds great, and those around me are instantly enchanted by my wonderful voice.  But see, this is where I run into problems.  “Why,” you may ask?  Well pretty much because when it comes to lyrics, I am terribly off…

Like terribly.  But I will attempt to convince you that I am correct and that it’s actually YOU who has it wrong.  Take the song “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child.  For a majority of my childhood, I was 1000% convinced that the chorus was not “Say My Name”, (the song title, mind you) but “simanay”.  And I would argue and argue with my family, especially my dad, about how I was absolutely right, and he was absolutely wrong. But anyway, it took me until a few years ago to really recognize my mistake…

So as a nod to my creative take on the Destiny’s Child song, here’s a few other commonly misheard and, of course, mis-sung song lyrics.

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    1. anon says:

      This was amazingly dumb. Like really? I feel like these were just the absolute worst puns someone could put on some lyrics…You guys' articles are really sucking lately.

    2. Lisa says:

      Honestly I have always felt sorry for people who never grew up with "magic" english, where you never knew the lyrics, but sang your heart out anyway. But misheard lyrics are also fun:

      "I got my first real sexdream, bought it at the five-and-dime, played it till my fingers bled" – Summer of 69
      "She tells me I got a big ol' dick and she wants my asshole" – Kings Of Leon – Mi amigo

      1. Lisa says:

        and A little conversation that at least made me laugh, starting with one of my friends falsly (and just not thinking) singing
        – "What I really can't stand is Africans" (Katy B, Easy please me)
        – "It's arrogance! You're just racist"
        – "Africans are not a race"
        – "then countryism?"
        – "No, perhaps Continalism"
        – "more the opposite, i think"
        Me "Just stop!"

    3. mary says:

      haha mine for the train one is mix of yours and the real, i thought it was if they don't like it sue me oh the way you do me

    4. sineadbrennan says:

      hahhaah this is so funny! more please

    5. candiciomagnifico says:

      ^^^ I am agreeing with anon. I found myself face palming at the ridiculousness of these misheard lyrics.

    6. Thomasine says:

      This was amazingly dumb. Like really? I feel like these were just the absolute worst puns someone could put on some lyrics…You guys' articles are really sucking lately.

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