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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


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Adele's, "Chasing Pavements"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing cyborgs?
The Real Lyrics:
Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing sidewalks?
The Story: I just get this image of Adele chasing the Terminator or something equally spectacular.. - Submitted by: Psaracog
Adele's, "Hello"
The Misheard Lyrics:
At least I can see that I've dried.
The Real Lyrics:
At least I can say that I've tried.
The Story: When I heard the song for the first time, I thought "Why can she see that she'd dried?" I read the actual lyrics and said to myself, "That explains it!" - Submitted by: Ben W.
Adele's, "Hello"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hello from the other side
I must have fallen down and died
The Real Lyrics:
Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
The Story: The "haunting" nature of Adele's singing would be even more poignant if the 'other side' really was intended to be something from beyond the grave. Unfortunately, it wasn't. - Submitted by: Jeffrey
Adele's, "Hello"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They say that time's supposed to feed ya
But it ain't done much feeding
The Real Lyrics:
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But it ain't done much healing
The Story: This is quite silly really as I was at a restaurant where this was on and my twin said the word "feeding" litterally at the same time Adele sings it and from then on, it has always sounded like feeding to me! - Submitted by: Bella Cadelle
Adele's, "Rolling In The Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You held my heart inside of your hands
But you played it, you played it, you played it, you played it too deep.
The Real Lyrics:
You had my heart and soul in your hand
But you played it, you played it, you played it, you played it to the beat.
The Story: Naturally, I was thinking about baseball when I heard these lyrics. - Submitted by: Debbie Duz Dallas
Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheesy butter ball
The Real Lyrics:
Tears are going to fall
The Story: When the song first came out and it was on the radio a lot I was listening closely to the back up singers or whatever the correct term for them is, and I thought they were singing "cheesy butter ball," when I told others they didn't believe me although after a while they could hear it also. My brother had thought they said "Jesus knows all." Maybe I will make that a different misheard lyric. - Submitted by: Sarah Young
Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Throw your skull through every open door.
The Real Lyrics:
Throw your soul through every open door.
The Story: I had first heard this line the misheard way, then began wondering whether she was saying "skull" or "soul". Then I checked a lyrics site to make sure I had the whole line right before posting it under nonsensical lyrics. That is when I found "soul", not "skull", to be in the correct lyrics. The line is "far out" and nonsensical either way, so I didn't have much of a guess as to which hearing (if either) was correct based on which would make more sense. After all, on discovering the real lyrics, I found the real line turns out to be at least equally "far out" and nonsensical! One couldn't throw one's soul any more than one's skull. Come to think of it, by jerking one's head around, one might do what could be called "throwing one's skull". So the misheard lyrics could arguably be MORE feasible than the real ones! - Submitted by: Karen Smith
Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You held my heart inside of your head.
The Real Lyrics:
You had my heart inside of your hand.
The Story: I had always heard this line the misheard way, until I checked a lyrics site to make sure I had the whole line right before posting it under nonsensical lyrics. Before that I'd been confident I heard the line correctly, especially the "inside of your head" part. Even though the line is "far out" and nonsensical that way, I didn't question it, since much of the rest of the song is similarly "far out". After all, on discovering the real lyrics, I found the real line turns out to be equally "far out" and nonsensical! - Submitted by: Karen Smith
Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're gonna wish you never had bad feet.
The Real Lyrics:
You're gonna wish you never had met me
The Story: This is what my 13-year-old daughter thinks it sounds like! - Submitted by: Gina
Adele's, "Rumor Has It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Uma has it
The Real Lyrics:
Rumor has it
The Story: Wife was playing this Adele song - sounded to me like Uma has it - Submitted by: Bill Retseck
Adele's, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Send my love to you in a left hand glove
The Real Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
The Story: That's just what I thought she was saying when I heard in on the radio - I knew that couldn't be right, that just what I heard. - Submitted by: Paul
Adele's, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Send my love to you in a letter
Treat our butt holes
Gotta let go of all of our gloves
We both know we ain't kids no more.
The Real Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover.
Treat her better.
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more
The Story: I didn't know what the lyrics were so I made up my own. - Submitted by: Chelsea Heller
Adele's, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Send my love to your little leprechaun
Jingle Bells
Gotta let go, of all of our clothes
We both know we ain't kids no more
The Real Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more
The Story: I was in the car with my friends and we were talking about misheard Adele lyrics and I told them about this, thankfully they corrected me before I could embarrass myself in public, but we all agreed it kinda sounded like this! - Submitted by: Anastatia
Adele's, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sent my love to you and laugh out loud
Eat her better
Gotta let go all of my clothes
We both know we ain't s***s no more
The Real Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We've gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain't kids no more
The Story: A similar thing happen I heard my dad's friend call us s***s but he may have said kids. - Submitted by: Princess
Adele's, "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Summer love turned into Latin love
The Real Lyrics:
Send my love to your new lover.
The Story: I knew surely that wasn't what Adele was saying. I had to finally look up the lyrics because I had no clue what she was really saying at that point in the song. It still makes me laugh that it sounds so much like what I initially heard though that I still sing it that way sometimes. - Submitted by: June Powell
Adele's, "Set Fire To The Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That hard true porn must be waiting for you
The Real Lyrics:
That heart you caught
The Story: I was just listening to the song and I heard porn, so I repeated that part and kept hearing ”That hard true porn must be waiting for you”. I also called my little brother and he listened to it and also heard the same thing. When I googled up the lyrics I was surprised that it was actually ”That heart you caught must be waiting for you”. I started to wonder how caught could sound like porn. And it got me thinking, maybe she said porn purposely. - Submitted by: Gideon
Adele's, "Set Fire to the Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I said, "Hail to the rain"
The Real Lyrics:
I set fire to the rain
The Story: Not really, I just thought that "Hail to the rain" was a declaration of welcome to life-giving rain. - Submitted by: Diddims
Adele's, "Set Fire to the Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I set fire, to my brain...
The Real Lyrics:
I set fire to the rain
The Story: Co-worker heard it, sang it, I corrected, he facepalmed. - Submitted by: Bing Wingham
Adele's, "Someone Like You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Never might I find someone like you
The Real Lyrics:
Nevermind, I'll find someone like you
The Story: It completely changes the menaing for me :C; - Submitted by: Stef
Adele's, "Water Under the Bridge"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I only want diamond rings.
The Real Lyrics:
Our love ain't water under the bridge.
The Story: It sounds like she's saying I only want diamond rings! lol - Submitted by: Erin
Adele's, "When We Were Young"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Inebrium
The Real Lyrics:
When we were young
The Story: Song about being inebriated - Submitted by: Anonymous

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