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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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Blondie's, "Hanging On The Telephone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in the phonebook
If you want to call a whore.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm in the phonebox
It's the one across the hall.
The Story: I first heard this song when I was about 8. What I thought was the opening line absolutely terrified and intimidated me. I couldn't imagine what kind of person could be that blunt. However last year after working with the group on a UK tour, I was incredibly disappointed to learn the real lyrics. - Submitted by: BOB
Blondie's, "Heart Of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I fear I'm losing you, it's just no good
You're cheesy like a kipper!
The Real Lyrics:
If I fear I'm losing you, it's just no good
You teasing like you do.
The Story: It's what I sing! - Submitted by: David
Blondie's, "Heart Of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, fighting Zion, the true Jewish lie.
The Real Lyrics:
Yeah, riding high on love's true bluish light.
The Story: I was always shocked by this lyric, as it was certainly the most politically incorrect lyric I'd ever heard. At the very least, it was certainly capable of sparking fights about strategy in the Middle East. Furthermore, I never thought Blondie was all that political a band. It wasn't until this past year that I finally realized Harry was singing the obviously much more benign, but still nonsensical lyrics 'riding high on love's true bluish light'. Phew! - Submitted by: Sheila
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I hear I'm losing you, it's just no good
YOUR CHEEZEY-LIKE NIPPLE...
The Real Lyrics:
If I fear I'm losing you, it's just no good
You teasing like you do.
The Story: I prefer MY wording to Debbie Hairy's wording. The REAL question is... which nipple is the cheezy-like one... the left or the right side nipple? - Submitted by: DancingSpiderman
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's just no good, you tease me like a dead girl
The Real Lyrics:
It's just no good
You tease me like you do
The Story: I've heard it like that since I was small. Never could figure out how one teases a dead girl... - Submitted by: Tori
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Would you mistrust love from behind
The Real Lyrics:
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind.
The Story: I always wondered what she meant with 'love from behind'. Sounded like some kind of porn thing to me... - Submitted by: Lieve
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're cheesy like a nigger
The Real Lyrics:
You're teasing like you do
The Story: I know it's not this but I can't hear anything else - Submitted by: Colin Alcide
Blondie's, "Maria"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Latina, Ave Maria
The Real Lyrics:
Regina, Ave Maria
The Story: I was sure it was Latina until I watched the music video, as it zooms in on her lips when she says is, she clearly says an R, so it must be Regina - Submitted by: Dana
Blondie's, "Maria"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She likes a millionaire
Walking in her underwear.
The Real Lyrics:
She's like a millionaire
Walking on imported air.
The Story: I heard this song durin a visit to the 24H of Lemans, 1999. A guy from England sat in a café wearing only his underpants. - Submitted by: New Number 2
Blondie's, "One Way or Another"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket, check out some vegetables
The Real Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket checkout some specials
The Story: I always wondered what checking out vegetables had to do with getting a boyfriend!! I guess I just assumed it was all part of their "date" when I was a kid :P - Submitted by: Spencer Griffin
Blondie's, "Pretty Baby"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In Sen-Sen Peppermints
The Real Lyrics:
Incense and peppermints
The Story: Hey, even Billy Joel sang about a mint called Sen-Sen. - Submitted by: John in Tronna
Blondie's, "Rapture"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it's finger fucking 24 hour sucking rapture
The Real Lyrics:
And it's finger popping 24 hour shopping rapture
The Story: My mother refused to let me play this song because one of her friends told her these were the words. I knew these were not the words, but it was all just too funny, all of these 'ladies who lunch' whispering about finger fucking and blowjobs and stuff, so I 'admitted' to her that yes, it was all true, and all my friends knew about it and laughed whenever they played the song on the radio. My Mom wrote an incensed letter to a local radio station about this outrage, and demanded that they stop playing this song. She received a very nice response back, with a copy of the actual lyrics from the album. I still tease her about it to this day. Like when she goes on a rant about something, I start humming the music...Good yuks! - Submitted by: Kent Willams
Blondie's, "Rapture"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Francois says 'Come, flash my tool'
The Real Lyrics:
Francois c'est pas flashe non due
The Story: I have heard this song millions of times and believed that this was the actual lyric. When Erasure decided to cover and release it, I thought that they were making a joke by screaming that line out until today (almost 6 years after I first heard the song) to find out if that was the actual line and I found out I was wrong - Submitted by: Steve Hayes
Blondie's, "Rip Her to Shreds"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dressed in a rubber hose sweater.
The Real Lyrics:
Dressed in a Robert Hall sweater.
The Story: I realize I'll have to turn in my gaycard for this, but I lack the fashion gene entirely. I have no idea who Robert Hall is - I presume it's a designer. - Submitted by: Tim
Blondie's, "The Tide Is High"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not the kinds of girl whose ears are just like Dad's.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that.
The Story: No big story. That is just what I thought she was singing... - Submitted by: LAURA GOODWIN
Blondie's, "The Tide Is High"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The tide is high, but I'm moving on.
The Real Lyrics:
The tide is high, but I'm holding on.
The Story: I've always sung this song incorrectly, as has my sister. We both really didn't pay attention to the entire lyrics, and just sang the chorus. One day, my husband was playing a Blondie CD, and I was singing. He asked me, incredulously, to repeat what I had sung. Then, he said, 'You do realize that what you are saying is pretty much the opposite of what she is actually singing, don't you?' - Submitted by: Kimberly Barnhart
Blondie's, "The Tide Is High"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The time is right but I'm coming home.
The Real Lyrics:
The tide is high but I'm holding on.
The Story: My husband belted this out twice in a row --same stanza, mind you -- then argued with me over the lyrics. I won a quarter over this bet. My husband tries really, really hard to sing. It's perfectly mean of me to point these misheard lyrics to him. It's also really, really fun. - Submitted by: Rebecca Vigon

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