Misunderstood/Misinterpreted Song Lyrics

  • Guycicle

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    Aug 24, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    My and my friend were doing youtube karaoke the other night and while we were singing 'Someone Like You' by Adele, I found out the chorus is:

    "Sometimes it lasts in love..."

    but I could've sworn it was:

    "Sometimes a lesson learned, but sometime it hurts instead."

    I still kinda like my version better. icon_cool.gif

    Does this ever happen to you guys?
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    Aug 25, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Last year I was absolutely shocked to learn the actual first line of "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers:

    Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'

    I swear on a stack of Bhagavad Gitas that I truly thought it was:

    Well, I'm still being harassed, and she's ready for clothes
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    Aug 25, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    paradox saidWell, I'm still being harassed, and she's ready for clothes

    Second line: "Aw, Mrs. Hippie -- she's cold lemonade" icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    A really old song that I have always heard people say it was about wanting to have sex with a minor..... icon_eek.gif

    Sweet Caroline.

    Caroline Kennedy was born in 1957, and this song was written is 1969. She would have been 12. icon_confused.gif

    Now I don't know what I said to be fact. Just something I have always heard from older people about this song. (Frankly, it's a bit of a ZZZzzzZZZzzz to me.)

    Tristan
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Many, Many times....

    I think this is actually listed as the most misquoted song of all time.



    For a long time I thought it was

    How's about a kiss.... icon_redface.gif

    Don't ask me why. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    I was working out in the gym when I heard the song for the first time. I had to put down the weights and focus on the song as I couldnt reason why she was singing "I'm an idiot.. I'm an idiot"

    Turns out it was Beyonce and she was singing "I'm a single lady" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze...

    should be: Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee...
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    Aug 26, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    WhyWhySee said
    Caslon20000 saidOh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze...

    should be: Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee...


    What? No way!

    Whey. I think my verse makes more sense. Ok, standing on cars might seem weird. But, hey, it's Canada, eh? And freezing is pure Canada. Besides, who needs to "stand on guard for thee"? It's not like anybody is trying to steal that frozen chunk of tundra.
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    Aug 26, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    They had to re-record the opening because people couldn't understand, "Gee, our old Lasalle ran great..."

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    Aug 26, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    I have too many to mention, but these are called "Mondegreens."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

    They make EXCELLENT dinner conversations, because everybody has at least one to share.
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    Aug 26, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    I thought this line "Rate yourself and rake yourself, Take all the courage you have left" from Mumford and Sons' "Little Lion Man" was "Rate yourself and rape yourself, Take all the courage you have left"
  • Kipstrdl

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    Aug 26, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia

    Coulda sworn the chorus was:

    "You Shoot me down
    But I won't fall.
    I am the diiiirrrrttyyyy whooore..."

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Kipstrdl said"Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia

    Coulda sworn the chorus was:

    "You Shoot me down
    But I won't fall.
    I am the diiiirrrrttyyyy whooore..."
    I had no idea what she was saying for half the song until I looked up the lyrics.
  • dtx1

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    Aug 26, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    My 14-year-old son found it really funny that I initially couldn't understand the title lyrics of the Bruno Mars song 'Sky Full of Lighters.' My first guess was 'sky full of ladders,' and second guess was 'sky full of lanterns.' He told me it was easy to understand song lyrics if you just listen closely. Then I played Elton John's 'Bennie and the Jets' for him. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    the entire star spangled banner.

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    Aug 26, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Neight said
    Kipstrdl said"Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia

    Coulda sworn the chorus was:

    "You Shoot me down
    But I won't fall.
    I am the diiiirrrrttyyyy whooore..."
    I had no idea what she was saying for half the song until I looked up the lyrics.


    Same here. I'd heard this song probably 30 times at the gym and had no idea she was singing 'I am titanium.' I made a mental note of a couple of the lyrics I could understand and finally googled them last week. Kind of a catchy song, though.
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    "White Flag" by Dido

    For the longest time I really thought she sang in the chorus: "But I will go down with this shit..."

    Obviously I found out years later that she was saying "ship" instead of "shit." However, I know I wasn't the only one who thought that too icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    The first time I heard the song: "The girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes," I thought the chorus was singing: "The girl with colitis goes by." I wasn't sure what to make of it...
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    Haha. One of my favorite commercials on this topic.

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    Sep 10, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Another good one, "Spinning Around" by Kylie Minogue

    I kept hearing "got myself a bit of Waldo" even though she was singing "got myself a better wardrobe."
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    Sep 10, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    i remember back when "toxic" (britney spears song) came out, i thought she said

    "with the taste of the boys are paradise"

    when really she said

    "with the taste of your poison paradise"

    only a gay guy....
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    Sep 20, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Just thought of another one!

    Big pimpin', spinnin' cheese...

    Oy. I was 15 when that song came out. I didn't know any better icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    The Immortal One: Mannfred Mann's "Blinded By The Light":

    Blinded by the light
    Ripped up like a douche
    You're gonna throw away the knife!




    No one is actually certain what the fuck the tongue-twisting chorus from the early-'90s club staple "Touch Me" by The 49ers says. Even the chick in the video can't keep up with it:

    Peter Pan had a plan!
    Take a perv at my pants!
    Pick a pear, any pear!
    People can't understand it!




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    Sep 20, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    I've always believed that R.Kelly said "whoooo suck my dick" at the end of I believe I can fly....I still believe it to this day lol