Misheard Lyrics

(aired 3/27/13)
misheard lyrics

This show was dedicated to song that include lyrics that can easily be misunderstood to be different than the actual lyrics. Below you’ll see the misheard words, along with the correct ones. It can definitely evoke laughter.

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly [originally titled “In the Garden of Eden”]
  • Africa – Toto [Misheard: “I left some brains down in Africa.” Correct: “I bless the rains down in Africa”]
  • clip: One – Metallica [Misheard: “tied to machines that make me pee.” Correct: “tied to machines that make me be”]
  • clip: Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas [Misheard: “gotta kit kat.” Correct: “gotta get-get”]
  • Tiny Dancer – Elton John [Misheard: “hold me closer, tie me down, son/sir.” Correct: “hold me closer tiny dancer.” Suggested by Laura Derocher]
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar [Misheard: “hit me with your pet shark.” Correct: “hit me with your best shot.”]
  • We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae) – fun. [Misheard: “tonight we are yum, so let’s set the wood on fire; we can cook em right up, venison.” Correct: “tonight we are young, so let’s set the world on fire; we can burn brighter than the sun.”]
  • clip: New Lace Sleeves – Elvis Costello [Misheard: “no more Facebook; and when are they gonna learn their lesson.” Correct: “no more fast buck; and when are they gonna learn their lesson.”]
  • clip: Jaded – Green Day [Misheard: “somebody take my pants, I think I’m falling out.” Correct: “somebody keep my balance, I think I’m falling off”]
  • Guantanamera – Buena Vista Social Club [Misheard: “one ton tomato, I have a one ton tomato.” Correct: “Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera.” Suggested by Scott Rogers]
  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65 [Misheard: “I’m nude; I would beat off a guy.” Correct: “I’m blue; da ba dee da ba die”]
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen [Misheard: “the elder poop has a devil motorcycle” and “scare a moose, scare a moose, will you do my fan Van Gogh?” Correct: “Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me” and “scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango?”]
  • American Girl – Tom Petty [Misheard: “that Wonderbra that she was gonna keep”. Correct: “she had one little promise she was gonna keep”]
  • Gangnam Style – PSY [Misheard: “open condom style, condom style.” Correct: “oppan gangnam style.”]
  • One Thing – One Direction [Misheard: “shout ‘meow’ to the sky, you’re in my crib tonight, you keep making me reek, yeah, frozen in Cadbury.” Correct: ”Shot me out of the sky, you’re my kryptonite, you keep making me weak, yeah, frozen and can’t breathe.”]
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival [Misheard: “bathroom on the right.” Correct: “bad moon rising.” Suggested by Shirley Donnelly]
  • You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette [Misheard: “it’s not fair to remind me of the cross-eyed bear.” Correct: “it’s not fair to remind me of the cross I bared”]
  • Panama – Van Halen [Misheard: “had enough” or “padded bra.” Correct: “Panama.” Suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  • clip: Euphoria – Loreen [Misheard: “only you and I are throwing up-up-up-up-up.” Correct: ”only you and I are going up-up-up-up-up.”]
  • clip: Barbie Girl – Aqua [Misheard: “come on Barbie, let’s go potty.” Correct: “come on barbie, let’s go party.”]
  • clip: Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr. [Misheard: “who you gonna call? those bastards.” Correct: “who you gonna call? Ghostbusters.”]
  • Louie Louie –The Kingsmen [Misheard: “blue blue eye, oh now, a wig on a cone, a wig and a comb” and “I felt my bone in her hair.” Correct: “I smell the rose in her hair.” Suggested by Rick Kirschner]
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix [Misheard: “excuse me while i kiss this guy.” Correct: “excuse me while I kiss the sky.”]
  • Lindisfarne II – James Blake [Misheard: “bacon don’t fry too hot.” Correct: “beacon don’t fly too high.”]
  • Hotel California – Eagles [Misheard: “her mind is definitely twisted.” Correct: “her mind is Tiffany twisted”]
  • clip: La Isla Bonita – Madonna [Misheard: “last night I dreamt of some bagel.” Correct: “last night I dreamt of San Pedro.”]
  • clip: Holla Back Girl – Gwen Stefani [Misheard: “I ain’t no harlem black girl.” Correct: “I ain’t no holla back girl”]
  • Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones [Misheard: “I’ll never be  your pizza burnin’.” Correct: “I’ll never be your beast of burden.” Suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  • What a Fool Believes – Doobie Brothers [Misheard: “the white man has the power.” Correct: “the wise man has the power.]
  • Cannibal – Ke$ha [Misheard: “I am a cat nipple.” Correct: “I am a cannibal”]
  • clip: Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer [Misheard: “might as well face it, you’re a dick dick to love.” Correct: “might as well face it, you’re addicted to love”]
  • clip: Country Roads – John Denver [Misheard: “West Virginia, mount your mama.” Correct: “West Virginia, mountain mama”]
  • clip: Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi [Misheard: “it doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.” Correct: “it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not”]
  • Loser – Beck [Misheard: “someone get the door.” Correct: “soy un perdedor”]
  • Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri [Misheard: “who do you think you are, runnin’ ’round leaving scars, collecting your jar of farts.” Correct: “who do you think you are, runnin’ ’round leaving scars, collecting your jar of hearts”]
  • Wild One (feat. Sia) – Flo Rida [Misheard: “I wanna shit on a clown with you.” Correct: “I wanna shut down the club with you”]
  • clip: Our Song – Taylor Swift [Misheard: “man, I didn’t kiss her in the shit house.” Correct:“man, I didn’t kiss her, when I should have”]
  • clip: 22 – Taylor Swift [Misheard: “swimsuit.” Correct: “twenty-two.”]
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana [Misheard: “with the lights out, sex is dangerous; here we are now, in containers.” Correct: “with the lights out, it’s less dangerous; here we are now, entertain us”]
  • Blinded by the Light – Bruce Springsteen [Misheard: “with a boner on my shoulder” and “wrapped up like a douche, another loner in the night.” Correct: “with a boulder on my shoulder” and “cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night.”]

This show originally aired on KSKQ on March 27, 2013. This blog entry was posted October 9, 2014. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


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