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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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Fatboy Slim's, "Don't Let The Man Get You Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And the guy said, 'Long-haired freaky people
Eat balls of fire.'
The Real Lyrics:
And the sign said, 'Long-haired freaky people
Need not apply.'
The Story: I was playing a snowboarding game on my brother's PS2 that had this song. At the same time, I was talking to my ex-boyfriend on the phone. I started humming, then singing my lyrics. He nearly died laughing. I don't know why. I think mine are better; that's how I still sing this song. [Ed.'s note: Is that why he's your EX-boyfriend?] - Submitted by: Tootsie
Fatboy Slim's, "Kalifornia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
California is buggy wuggy buggy wuggy
The Real Lyrics:
California is druggy, druggy, druggy, druggy.
The Story: Young children so I pretend this is what I have heard. - Submitted by: Bilbo Jackson
Fatboy Slim's, "Right Here, Right Now"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Play heel, play dead.
The Real Lyrics:
Right here, right now
The Story: I thought it was about training your dog or something. Bjork's 'Play Dead' was out about the same time, and a radio mix up meant I was certain that these were the lyrics. - Submitted by: Vickster
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockafeller Skank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Check it out now, funk Joe worker.
The Real Lyrics:
Check it out now, funk soul brother.
The Story: I honestly thought that was the lyric for years after I heard it, I didn't know until a friend in middle school asked me what song I was humming, then we all had a good lagh at my expense. - Submitted by: Jesse Lay
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockafeller Skank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Slide 'em out now, the punk's so rubber
The Real Lyrics:
Right about now, Funk's soul brother
The Story: I was playing poker. This song came on and I thought it was an omen to fold them. It turned out well for that hand. - Submitted by: Christie Adams
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockafeller Skank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The funk's your brother.
The Real Lyrics:
The funk's soul brother
The Story: It wasn't me who misheard this, it was my husband, and he swore those were the right lyrics for years. I finally had to turn on the closed captioning to show him he was wrong. We still bring this up during other diagreements, as proof that the other person's judgement is questionable. - Submitted by: Heather King
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockefeller Skank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Check it out now, my fatso brother!
The Real Lyrics:
Check it out now, the funk soul brother!
The Story: I came into my classroom singing this . As I was singing 'my fatso brother', I happened to walk by the desk of a student who was quite overweight. I still have bruises to prove it. - Submitted by: S
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockefeller Skank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Check it out now
The front hall cupboard
Right about now
The front hall cupboard.
The Real Lyrics:
Check it out now
The funk soul brother
Right about now
The funk soul brother.
The Story: Submitted this on my mother's (Jenny) behalf. She heard it playing loudly in the place where she worked and couldn't understand why there was a dance track about a cupboard in someone's front hall. - Submitted by: Jenny Rayner
Fatboy Slim's, "The Rockerfeller Scank"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jurgen Procnow, the funk soul brother
The Real Lyrics:
Right about now, the funk soul brother
The Story: I spent ages wondering why Fatboy Slim would write a song about the German actor Jurgen Procnow from the classic 'Das Boot'. - Submitted by: Tanya Keen
Fatboy Slim's, "Weapon of Choice"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can blow-a this,
you can blow-a that,
you can blow it up.
The Real Lyrics:
You can go with this,
you can go with that,
you can go with us.
The Story: My boyfriend and I were arguing about what the last line 'You can go with us.' I thought it said 'You can blow it up' and he thought it said 'You can blow us up' and when I went to check on the net for the lyrics, I found that we were both wrong. - Submitted by: Candy
Fatboy Slim's, "Wonderful Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's a wonderful night
though we're ahead of "release"
It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
The Real Lyrics:
It's a wonderful night
Go ahead and release
It's a wonderful night
Come on and break it on down
The Story: FatBoy Slim's music assists me in much of my software programming (Both University of Birmingham related and hobbyist).. I was thinking in terms of programming when I listened to it.. paused.. realized it obviously couldn't be that and looked for the real lyrics... - Submitted by: Matthew1471

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