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Foo Fighters', "All My Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm nothing but a hypnotist.
The Real Lyrics:
I love it but I hate the taste.
The Story: My brother actually misheard the same thing as I did, but on a separate occasion. He was as shocked as I was when I told him. We can still hear it both ways if we think about it. Kinda makes more sense the proper way. - Submitted by: Eleanor
Foo Fighters', "Headwires"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Son of my dear Andrea
The Real Lyrics:
Sun is on Arlandria
The Story: I heard this song and thought the lyrics were Andrea which is my girlfriend so even though I know the correct lyrics to this day I still sing it the wrong way. - Submitted by: Ben Guevara
Foo Fighters', "Monkey Wrench"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't wanna be your monkey b****.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't want to be your monkey wrench.
The Story: I was in my cousin's car, and this came on, and we both misheard it, laughed about it, and it stuck in our head. Later her husband was in the car with us, and it came on again, and we started singing, and he started cracking up. He told us the right lyrics and it made much more sense. - Submitted by: !~Mayme~!
Foo Fighters', "Monkey Wrench"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What do you do
When all your enimies are French?
The Real Lyrics:
What do you do
When all your enimies are friends?
The Story: In an mtv interview, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins admitted that he had misheard the lyric this way. - Submitted by: Erin H.
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero, Sergeant Air Raid.
The Real Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's ordinary.
The Story: I thought Sergeant Air Raid would be a cool guy to sing about. I always thought that's who the Foo Fighters were immortalizing. - Submitted by: Bud Trujillo
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero, Sergeant Mary.
or
There goes my hero, Sergeant Larry.
The Real Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's ordinary.
The Story: At first, I thought this was the story of some female military hero, Sergeant Mary. But on closer listening, I decided it was Sergeant Larry. For months, I sang about, and thought there was, some wonderful man, worshipped by the Foo Fighters as a hero, called Sergeant Larry. After Googling a number of Sergeant Larry's, I eventually Googled the lyrics, and found my mistake. - Submitted by: Felicity
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero, Sergeant Mary.
The Real Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's ordinary.
The Story: I heard this in the car and asked my dad what it was about. He said it was about some person named Sergeant Mary. I pointed out that it said "Watch him as he goes", so he said maybe they're a transvestite. It wasn't until I looked it up that I found out the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Human Person
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's odd and hairy.
The Real Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's ordinary.
The Story: My friend was laughing at me when I was singing the song at this part. I was wondering why he was laughing. He then tells me that he's actually singing "He's ordinary". - Submitted by: Erik
Foo Fighters', "My Hero"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero, sudden air raid
The Real Lyrics:
There goes my hero, he's ordinary
The Story: I first heard this song when I saw the movie Varsity Blues. Being a football movie I assumed the song was written for sports so I heard a lot or sports lyrics for some reason until my brothers pointed out my mistakes. - Submitted by: Ben Guevara
Foo Fighters', "Rope"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Choke! Anarchist
The Real Lyrics:
Choke! On a kiss
The Story: When I first heard the song I really thought it was directed at an anarchist and wanted to send it straight away to a friend of mine with anarchist leanings. How wrong I was! - Submitted by: Jeroen Warner
Foo Fighters', "The Pretender"
The Misheard Lyrics:
One of these things is not like the others.
The Real Lyrics:
What if I say I'm not like the others?
The Story: The song was 2 rooms away and loud enough that it woke me. I thought the Foo Fighters were covering Sesame Street tunes. - Submitted by: Carla
Foo Fighters', "This Is A Call"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This is a call to all my pass rushing nation.
The Real Lyrics:
This is a call to all my past resignations.
The Story: Thought for ages it was a football related lyric. - Submitted by: haz
Foo Fighters', "Wheels"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the wheels countdown.
When the wheels touch ground.
And you feel like it's all over.
There's another round for you.
The Real Lyrics:
When the wheels come down.
When the wheels touch ground.
And you feel like it's all over.
There's another round for you.
The Story: When I hear this song on radio for the first time, I don't know who singing this song. I think, it would be a song by Golden Earring. Because, it was sung by maybe Barry Hay or George Kooymans but with adult contemporary rock feel like Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, or Vertical Horizon. Because I don't know who singing these songs (including "Wheels"), then, I'll help by Onny Grey, a radio announcer who this time held a slow rock program, to know what're songs that playing on the program before Hardline's "Can't Find My Way"? Onny later reply on air that previously he playing the song "Wheels". He also playing another song like Scorpions' "Holiday", Gary Moore's "Parisienne Walkways", Def Leppard's "Miss You in a Heartbeat", etc. Now, with this help, I will thank you to Onny Grey for knowing songs that playing on the slow rock program. Onny also say that it would be a song that playing at that time was "Wheels" and performed by Foo's Dave Grohl instead of Golden Earring's Barry Hay or George Kooymans. For lyrical content, it sounding like that the wheels are running after doing the countdown. Originally, I posting another misheard lyrics of songs like "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris, "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush, "Goodbye to You" by Michelle Branch, "It's Alright, It's OK" by Ashley Tisdale, and Nivea commersial that including the line "it starts with you". But, this time, all giving to Foo's "Wheels" because I hear this song for the first time. About this song: Dave Grohl and friends crazily wrote "Wheels" as the the most heartbreaking song. "Wheels" is track #14 on their compilation album, "The Greatest Hits", released on 3 November 2009. It was written by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, and Chris Shiflett. "Wheels" would be their comeback single to reaching Billboard's Pop Chart since "The Pretender" from their sixth studio album, "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" (2007). "Wheels" was reaching #72 on that chart and also charting on other countries including the UK Singles Chart where it reaching #22. After the success of "Wheels", Foo turn their music into more melodic than their previous works. But, yesterday, new single, "Run", from their new studio album, "Concrete and Gold", make their music back again into its roots and make them more heavy than 1997's "Everlong". - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

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