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.
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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.
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Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water album at Amazon.com
But my dreams, they are disempting
And my corn shez seems to pee
I have owwww, holy-moley.
But my dreams they aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours, only lonely.
The Story: I almost fell into the boot of my friend's car laughing when she was singing this as we were unloading a few things. At the time she'd only heard this song once and evidently hadn't paid attention to what Fred and his crew were whining about in the song. Still, I must say I prefer her rendition, especially with those interesting non-existent words. 'Disempting'? Wonder what that could possibly entail? - Submitted by: Missy Bass
I'm sucking your toe
I'm sick of you too
The Story: Actually, my English teacher misheard this one. We were doing a project for a book we were reading where we had to find songs that described the characters, and one of my friends chose this song. Being that my English teacher is not quite the type to be a real big fan of music like Limp Bizkit, she was completely clueless. After this lyric had been sung a few times, she turned to my friend with a puzzled look on her face and said 'Is he saying 'I'm sucking your toe'???' We all got a big laugh outta that one. - Submitted by: Kerianne
'Cuz your mouth's writing checks a giraffe king cash
'Cuz your mouth's writing checks that your a** can't cash.
The Story: As a 6 year old listening to the clean version of the album on the way to Toys R Us, I genuinely thought as a kid Fred Durst was talking down on the corporate uprise of Jeffery the Giraffe of Toys R Us - Submitted by: Chris Campbell
You don't wanna f*** with me today
'Cause a little southern sausage didn't go your way
So try not to beat that thing today
'Cause I'm a real motherf***er from outer space.
You don't wanna f*** with me today
'Cause a little somethin' somethin' didn't go your way
So try not to be like that today
'Cause I'm a real motherf***er from 'round the way.
The Story: It isn't really a mishearing. More of a 'misrecollection', since I couldn't remember many of the songs on the corresponding album (thanks to unexpected boredom and inattentiveness halfway through). Due to the futuristic, space-style music, I thought my incorrect words would've been apt, portraying some sort of confrontation between an alien and an earthling over food at a restaurant. - Submitted by: Missy Bass
You wanna f*** me like an cannibal.
You wanna f*** me like an animal.
The Story: I was listening to the LB CD my friend gave me. Then I heard about 'f***ing like a cannibal'. I thought, 'Whoa, he knows how cannibals f***???' My sister asked me to check the real lyric. I thought we both would die laughing! - Submitted by: Andrey Fedichkin
Are you wrestling?
Life in the fast lane
The Story: This song samples and remixes “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles, and I used to think this is what it said for years. The sample itself has filters and effects on it that made it sound this way to me. - Submitted by: Lilly
Check out, check out Penelope.
Check out, check out my melody.
The Story: I had an inkling he was saying melody, but to me it sounded like a song about his cousin, maybe. - Submitted by: Yvonne
I'm gonna do thing,
It's Huawei, it's Huawei
My way in my highway
I'm 'a do things my way
It's my way
My way, or the highway
The Story: When I first heard that song (maybe last year) on the radio, sounds like Fred Durst says "Huawei", a popular Chinese smartphone brand but when I hear that part clearly, he says "It's my way!" and I laughed myself so hard! - Submitted by: jason_a
Like to chomp
Like a chump
The Story: I just wondered having to do with this, I thought this had to do with biting. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Hey Roly Poly Roly Poly, what?
Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin', what?
The Story: My dad thought these were the words...we were in the car one day and he said how much he loved the song and just started singing it. It was hilarious! - Submitted by: Rob
Because I wanna sleep with Steve Gateley.
Because hate is all the world's ever seen lately.
The Story: This song came out around about the same time as the then member of Boyzone Steven Gateley 'came out' as being gay and I thought that Fred Durst was making some sort of commentary on current issues and how fans of boy bands were indoctrinated into following them by the mass media. How wrong I was! :-[ - Submitted by: Fletch
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