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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the 20 most recent songs that have been 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!).

Indexes: [#] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]
Traditional's, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Life's a butter dream.
The Real Lyrics:
Life is but a dream.
The Story: Check out this YouTube Video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfeA6fGQhA0 - Submitted by: Huh?
Def Leppard's, "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Poor son, shoot your own legs
The Real Lyrics:
Pour some sugar on me.
The Story: I was heard this song for the first time in radio and I misheard that song. - Submitted by: Jovan Akeno Phung
Eagles', "Hotel California"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beer is on the ceiling
The Real Lyrics:
Mirrors on the ceiling
The Story: They must have had quite the party...beer was sprayed all over the ceiling. - Submitted by: Robyn
Frankie Goes To Hollywood's, "Welcome to the Pleasuredome"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes the Super-Gnome!
Why don't you show 'im, yeah?!
The Real Lyrics:
There goes a Supernova
What a pushover
The Story: Have known the song for a quarter of a century and always thought this is what Holly was belting out, until I happened to check the lyrics (actually it *does* sound that way, with a drawling "-a" tacked on at the end of "gnome".... Super-Gnome sounds like a very interesting superhero concept. :) - Submitted by: Louise
Tracy Lawrence's, "Paint Me a Birmingham"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Paint me a bunny head.
The Real Lyrics:
Paint me a Birmingham.
The Story: I don't hear very well, especially in noisy environments. I was riding in the car and this song was playing, but it wasn't very loud.. and combined with the road noise, it kept sounding like he was saying, "Paint me a bunny head." I thought it was a song about someone with Alzheimer's in an old folk's home or something. You never know about country music... - Submitted by: Tim
Billy Joel's, "My Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now he gives up a stand-up martini ballet
The Real Lyrics:
Now he gives up a stand-up routine in L.A.
The Story: I thought he said ballet! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You run around just like a snake in the grass
One of these days they're gonna kiss your ass
Don't bring me down,
No no no no no no no
The Real Lyrics:
You're lookin' good just like a snake in the grass
One of these days you're gonna break your glass
Don't bring me down, no no no no no no no
The Story: I hope not! We have enough problems today without more ass kissing. - Submitted by: ELO Starship Trooper
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You run around just like a snake in the grass
One of these days you're gonna bust your ass
Don't bring me down, no no no no no no no
The Real Lyrics:
You're lookin' good just like a snake in the grass
One of these days you're gonna break your glass
Don't bring me down, no no no no no no no
The Story: It was kind of a misinterpretation / mishearing in my middle school days. We pronounced this band name as 'EE-LOW' for kicks. - Submitted by: ELO Starship Trooper
The Charlie Daniels Band's, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chicken in a big band picking out dough
The Real Lyrics:
Chicken in a breadpan, picking up dough.
The Story: I was singing this song and my husband laughs so hard and said that’s not how that goes. So I looked it up and I WAS RIGHT!! Lol - Submitted by: Jody self
Donovan's, "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I opened my eyes to take a pee
The Real Lyrics:
Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I opened my eyes to take a PEEK
The Story: Summer of 69, Belmar Hotel, Belmar, N.J. - Submitted by: John Barbito

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