Simply 19 of the most weird and wonderful misheard lyrics
11. Chasing Pavements – Adele
I thought Adele was singing about how chasing penguins leads nowhere, took a few years before I found out she was chasing pavements. I still prefer to think of people chasing penguins but it leads nowhere.
12. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
In Denmark it’s a common misheard lyrics among people my age from when we were kids.
Instead of “Ah, ah, ah, ah staying alive” it was heard as “ah, ah, ah, ah Stena Line”
Stena Line is a shipping company…
I was almost in my teen years when I found out they didn’t sing about ferries.
13. All Star – Smashmouth
“She was looking kind of dumb with her finger in her bum and the shape of an L on her forehead.”
I’m still not sure I’m wrong.
14. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
Owner of a lonely horse.
I only realised as an adult when it was on the radio at work
15. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with colitis goes by.
16. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
“Excuse me, while I kiss this guy!”
17. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
Actual lyric: “How could I forget I had given her an extra key.”
What I sang for years: “How could I forget I had given her an STD”
18. Loser – Beck
‘I’m a lizard baby, so why don’t you kill me’ the song is called loser by Beck
19. I Try – Macy Gray
“Though I try to hide it, it’s clear. I wear goggles when you are not here”
Finally, u/Heinz37_sauce had a little language trouble.
In the intro and the outro of Peter Gabriel’s song “Games Without Frontiers”, there’s a woman who sings the song’s title in French – “Jeux sans frontieres”. Not being a Francophone, I always heard that as “She’s so funky, yeah!”
And the woman?
The female backing singer is Kate Bush.
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