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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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System Of A Down's, "Attack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The cold inscencirity of cold machines, have consumed our Euphoria
Transforming us into munit dreams, dreaming of the day that we attack.
The Real Lyrics:
The cold inscencirity of cold machines, have consumed our Euphoria
Transforming us into muted dreams, dreaming of the day that we attack.
The Story: I spent 5 miuntes fighting with my computer that these were the right words! But I didn't even know what munit meant. I don't even know if it's a word. - Submitted by: The Coolest Kid You Know.
System Of A Down's, "B.Y.O.B."
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're in front of you.
The Real Lyrics:
Where the fuck are you?
The Story: Just thought of it. - Submitted by: Patrc Neavin
System Of A Down's, "B.Y.O.B."
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why do they always sit apart?
The Real Lyrics:
Why do they always send the poor?
The Story: I was hanging out a friend's house listening to this song. We were trying to figure out the lyrics (impossible by the way, it's SOAD), and I said this line. He then proceeded to look up what I said online. I assumed I was right because they're going to a party, and they are having a real good time. - Submitted by: Meier
System Of A Down's, "B.Y.O.B."
The Misheard Lyrics:
Yet, your fetus lies from the tablecloth.
The Real Lyrics:
Yet, you feed us lies from the tablecloth.
The Story: My brother told me they said weird things in this song. Recently I heard it, and thought, 'Woah, my brother was right! I thought he was joking!' It urns out he was kinda wrong. - Submitted by: Mk
System Of A Down's, "Chop Suey!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Father Dearhands
The Real Lyrics:
Father into your hands
I commend my spirit.
The Story: Would be a cool name for an old axe murderer - Submitted by: Scott Hallett
System Of A Down's, "Chop Suey!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why'd you leave the kids upon the table?
Who you going to fable?
The Real Lyrics:
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable.
The Story: I thought that he meant that he had carelessly left the kids on the table and left them at a dangerous height in which they could possible fall and get hurt. - Submitted by: Michael
System Of A Down's, "Deer Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They like to push the wiggers out.
The Real Lyrics:
They like to push the weak around.
The Story: Well when this song comes on I always sing it 'push the wiggers out' and my kid who is 13 gets mad cuz I'm singing it wrong,she's like a huge SOAD fan, so it irks her! But I think it's pretty funny. lol - Submitted by: Tina Napolitano
System Of A Down's, "Hypnotize"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just sitting in my car
And waiting for my God.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just stting in my car
And waiting for my girl.
The Story: I was thinking since SOAD is an atheist band that Serj was mocking the Rapture. - Submitted by: rocky
System Of A Down's, "Hypnotize"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you ask the kids at Tianamen Square
Who fashioned the reason? Why they weren't there?
The Real Lyrics:
Why don't you ask the kids at Tianamen Square
Was fashion the reason why they were there?
The Story: Actually when I first heard this lyric, I misheard it to where when I heard 'fashion'. For some reason, I thought of someone at a sewing machine in a basement, although they mentioned Tianamen Square in China. Over there, they have festivals in Tianamen Square with large dragon costumes and many others. So, basically they are asking, 'Did you do it just for the fashion?' - Submitted by: Jp
System Of A Down's, "I-E-A-I-A-I-O"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why!? And we light up the sky.
The Real Lyrics:
Why?! On the fourth of July.
The Story: These are the actually the lyrics that originally appeared on the song. The lyrics were changed to light up the sky before the release of the "B side" CD "steal this album." The lyrics can be either or and I think this sites' audience should know that. Because a lot of people received this track early before the release of the album, and there a a lot of dedicated fans that actually have another version of the song. So they need to know that they are hearing it right also. - Submitted by: John Tucker
System Of A Down's, "Jet Pilot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why have you the eyes of a horse of a jam-parrot?
The Real Lyrics:
Wired were the eyes of a horse on a jet pilot.
The Story: The corresponding album, Toxicity, was selected while I played Tekken Tag Tournament with my sister and I wasn't really paying attention to the songs. So a plethora of 'alternative lyrics' came out of my mouth. These ones being just an example (and a rich source for my sister to exercise her larynx via some incessant cackling). Well, if that were me, possibly with the help of a few halluconigenics, I would probably ask a similar question. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
System Of A Down's, "Needles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Father prayeth for many of us
The Real Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm outta your a**.
The Story: This is what my brother heard. We ocassionally sing along with S.O.A.D. (and others). But at some point, we were singing a capella for some reason (probably because there was no radio around). Then I heard what he was actually saying. He's still embarassed about it, mostly because there were quite some others around, too, at that moment. - Submitted by: Toweru
System Of A Down's, "Needles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pull the T-Bird out of your a**.
The Real Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm out of your a**.
The Story: When SoaD's album Toxicity first came out, I quoted that correct lyric in a post on a message board. Some jacka** "corrected" me, telling me it was 'Pull the T-Bird out of your a**'. I was like, 'Buddy, are you even listening to the song?' - Submitted by: TheHeartCollector
System Of A Down's, "Needles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pull the gay porn out of your a**.
The Real Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm out of your a**.
The Story: I was humming this song for myself in the classroom along with my mp3-player. When the 'tapeworm' part came, I was shouting ' Pull the gay porn outta your a**' really loud. That earned quite a few laughs and glares! ^^, - Submitted by: Trine
System Of A Down's, "Needles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pull the table out of your ass
The Real Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm out of your ass
The Story: Hmm... i was listening to the song the first time, the first part of the chorus he said tapeworm clearly, then when he kept repeating 'Pul the tapeworm out of your ass' I mistook tapeworm for table. - Submitted by: Ryan Jackson
System Of A Down's, "Needles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm, Money 'R' Us!
The Real Lyrics:
Pull the tapeworm out of your a**!
The Story: I thought Money 'R' Us was like a parody of Toys 'R' Us or something. Eventually, I read the lyrics one day. - Submitted by: Vaughn
System Of A Down's, "Prison Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I crack and smack my b****
Right here in Hollywood.
The Real Lyrics:
I buy my crack, my smack, my b****
Right here in Hollywood.
The Story: My brother burned an SOAD CD for me so I just sang what I heard. Then my friend stumbled onto this site and we were just laughing at all the misheard lyrics. We reached the SOAD page and found that someone misheard this lyric. I turned to my friend and go,'You mean it's not I crack and smack my b**** right here in Hollywood?' She fell off her chair and laughed her a** off. - Submitted by: Melvis
System Of A Down's, "Prison Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I'm on crack, I smack my b****
Right here in Hollywood.
The Real Lyrics:
I buy my crack, my smack, my b****
Right here in Hollywood.
The Story: My cousin was screaming the lyrics and looked like she was having a seizure. - Submitted by: Lau
System Of A Down's, "Science"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Staring at goose droppings.
The Real Lyrics:
Spirit moves through all things.
The Story: My friends and I were out and I had the tape on in the car. When this song was on, we were singing at the top of our lungs, when one of my friends started singing 'staring at goose droppings.' I immediately turned down the volume and had him repeat to me exactly what he had just sang. He turned beet red and told us. We were all laughing. Then of course I told him the real words. (I'm such a nice guy.) - Submitted by: Nathaniel Otte's friend Joe
System Of A Down's, "Science"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Terrible throbbings
or
Terrible squirrel things
or
Music controls things.
The Real Lyrics:
Spirit moves through all things.
The Story: Me, my dad and my boyfriend got into an argument over the lyrics. This is what we thought they were. Turns out we were all wrong. - Submitted by: Sary
System Of A Down's, "Shimmy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna jimmy, jimmy, jimmy
'Til I break the john, yeah.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna shimmy, shimmy, shimmy
'Til the break of dawn, yeah.
The Story: My father used to sing it in the car until I pointed it out. He still doesn't believe me to this day. - Submitted by: grANT
System Of A Down's, "Sugar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Komodo Dragon people.
The Real Lyrics:
The kombucha mushroom people.
The Story: My friend Michele loves this song but has no idea what the lyrics are so she started singing 'The Komodo Dragon people' only to be corrected by me and my friend Rachie. Michele also has other variations: 'El komucha muschroom people' for example... - Submitted by: amanda (misheard by michele)
System Of A Down's, "War?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A Dutchman in the river
The Real Lyrics:
Of judgement and deliverance
The Story: No. I was curious for a while if SoaD have a hatred for Dutch people. Turns out they don't :P - Submitted by: Mike K.
System Of A Down's, "War?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ou est mon sac Adidas ?
The Real Lyrics:
We will fight the heathens.
The Story: (translation in French of "where is my Adidas bag?" - Submitted by: Adrich
The Misheard Lyrics:
Asian people!
Asian people on the slides!
The Real Lyrics:
Ask your people!
Ask your people what is right!
The Story: One part of a long-running story of me misinterpreting some soad songs as pejorative rants against Asians. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
System of a Down's, "Chop Suey!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sega!
The Real Lyrics:
Wake up!
The Story: A man yelled "Sega!" at the end of each commercial for Sega game systems. So naturally I thought S.O.A.D. sang about video games. - Submitted by: Dwayne D. Bathtub
System of a Down's, "Lonely Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I turn to lonely day.
And it's time.
C'mon, it's the loneliest day of my life.
And if you go, I won't to go with you.
The Real Lyrics:
Such a lonely day.
And it's mine.
The most loneliest day of my life.
And if you go, I wanna go with you.
The Story: It's time for The J. Geils Band! But, I have no idea again to adding more misheard lyrics of songs. However, I selected "Lonely Day" as the next my favourite song that I feel misunderstand in lyrics of this song when I hear it for the first time. It sounding like that the singer won't to going into home with his friend instead of what he want to going into home with his friend. About this song: "Lonely Day" would be their latest single as well as their last international major hit single with reaching #123 on Billboard's Pop Chart. "Lonely Day" was also charting in other countries except in the UK Singles Chart. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
System of a Down's, "Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
DIE,WHY
The Real Lyrics:
BLAME, HATE
The Story: This is what I hear Serj saying every time - Submitted by: SpiderSkull98
System of a Down's, "Spiders"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Before you know, I will be waiting by the thing
The Real Lyrics:
Before you know, I will be waiting all awake
The Story: I had wondered why the singer couldn't be more specific about where he was planning to wait. I delivered papers when this song was popular on the radio, so I heard it about once a morning and would sing car-okie (like karaoke, but confined to one's automobile) at the top of my lungs. Good thing I did delivery to self-serve news boxes so I didn't need my windows down! - Submitted by: Sansuke Kuonji
System of a Down's, "Sugar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Die f**ker!
The Real Lyrics:
Just anger!
The Story: I used this one once as a taunt to opponents in games online, and almost nobody could tell that it was not actually in the song. I discovered it upon visiting SoaD's website and viewing their lyrics page (damn, there's a lot of things that could be misheard in this song). - Submitted by: killer_roach
System of a Down's, "U-Fig"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All pathetic flag waving ignored band geeks
The Real Lyrics:
All pathetic flag waving ignorant geeks
The Story: Listened to the song one day in band class and was like hey band geeks sent pathetic! And neither are the colorguard! (Flag wavers). - Submitted by: Natasha Medina
System of a Down's, "Violent Pornography"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chubby chicks inside of me, the kind of shit eats on your TV
The Real Lyrics:
Choking chicks in sodomy, the kind of shit that's on your TV
The Story: My boyfriend introduced this song to me and was singing it that (terribly wrong) way, I just went with it and sung it that way until my lyrics fanatic sister corrected me, we laughed our faces off! - Submitted by: A. Lashay.

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