Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> The Offspring

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 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!).


Smash album at Amazon.com
The Offspring's, "All I Want"
The Misheard Lyrics:
S'Agapo
The Real Lyrics:
That's all I want
The Story: Well that day I had just discovered the song "All I want" from the Offspring and I was listening to it..In one moment my mom came into the room and she looked me and asked me "Is he singing in Greek??" I was kinda "No, why?" O.O "Well it sounds like he's saying "s'agapo" (which in Greek means I love you)...Well my first reaction was laughing but then I realised that she totally ruined the song for me xD - Submitted by: PunkRock
The Offspring's, "All I Want"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So back off your rules, back off your cha-chas
The Real Lyrics:
So back off your rules, back off your jive 'cause
The Story: It was my friend. We were at a party and she yelled out 'back off your cha chas!'. So now we all sing it that way. - Submitted by: OffspringGirl05
The Offspring's, "All I Want"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So pack up your room, back up your boxers
The Real Lyrics:
So back off your rules, back off your jive 'cause
The Story: We used to play crazy taxi and sing along to this song. - Submitted by: Adrownat
The Offspring's, "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Lego League is bashing
Like, afraid of disease
The Real Lyrics:
Like the latest fashion
Like a social disease
The Story: This whole song can easily be misheard to me. I was in FLL for a long time, and for some reason I heard "Lego League". - Submitted by: Lauryka Hedger
The Offspring's, "Come Out And Play"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Drink your mouth!
The Real Lyrics:
Take 'em out!
The Story: Yes, I know it's impossible to drink your own mouth, but that's honestly what I thought they said. - Submitted by: Matt Beaudoin
The Offspring's, "Come Out And Play"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tinker Mouth
The Real Lyrics:
Take him out.
The Story: I thought they were referring to the guy in the video who said 'gotta keep 'em separated'. So he would know when to come out and say his line. I actually thought at the time that Tinker Mouth was the guy from House Of Pain lending vocals to the song. - Submitted by: James Hutchinson
The Offspring's, "Original Prankster"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Crime, crime
Rockin' Jeremy Beadle
The Real Lyrics:
Crime, crime
Rockin' like Janet Reno.
The Story: I was listening to Edith Bowman's show on BBC Radio One on 31st January 2008 and at around 2pm, she has a feature called The Topical Track. That day's topical track was The Offspring's Original Prankster, which was dedicated to the late TV presenter and joker Jeremy Beadle who died the day before. I somehow thought that Jeremy Beadle was mentioned in the song but I checked the lyrics and saw that a little known celebrity called Janet Reno was mentioned. Soon I realised that Jeremy Beadle was not very known in Canada or the USA. - Submitted by: Stompgal
The Offspring's, "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The world needs horny bees.
The Real Lyrics:
The world needs wannabees.
The Story: I don't no how I got horny bees. I think it was because I was first learning about sex when it came out. I don't even know if bees can get horny. - Submitted by: Manda
The Offspring's, "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pretty sly for a white guy.
The Real Lyrics:
Pretty fly for a white guy.
The Story: I didn't actually mishear this, but it was in school and my friends Jam and Hannah were trying to break into our bags and take our stuff, as a joke. We caught Jam, and Hannah triumphantly told him to be more sly to which he of course replied 'I'm pretty sly for a white guy!' No I always relate him to this song. - Submitted by: Ariane
The Offspring's, "Pretty Fly For A White Guy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The world eats one-eyed pizza
The Real Lyrics:
The world needs wannabes, oh
The Story: I was singing this song in class and this boy started laughing hysterically! Of course I had no idea what he was laughing at until he told the whole of my year what lyrics I had been singing!! - Submitted by: Claudia
The Offspring's, "Pretty Fly for a White Guy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do you know Wayne? Do you know Wayne?
So if you don't date, just go hook up with Wayne
At least you know you can always go on Ricky Lake
The world needs one eyed pizza
The world loves one eyed pizza
Let's get some more one eyed pizza
The Real Lyrics:
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricky Lake
The world needs wannabes
The world loves Wannabes
Let's get some more wannabes
The Story: I thought the offspring had a friend called Wayne who hardly got any action... and they were just trying to get him girls... :) + My mom & me had this fight about "one eyed pizza" and "wannabes" and even after I showed her the lyrics on the net, she still believes it's one eyed pizza... :) - Submitted by: Jo Hayne
The Offspring's, "Smash"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shine a light.
The Real Lyrics:
I am alive.
The Story: I was playing this song in my living room and the next day my mum began singing it. And I was impressed about the way she knew the lyrics so quick-- until I heard her say that line! - Submitted by: Jamie Thornton
The Offspring's, "The Kid's Aren't Allright"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fragile lives
Shadow tree
The Real Lyrics:
Fragile lives
Shattered dreams
The Story: My buddy and I looked on Napster for weeks trying to find the song "Shadow Tree", until I realized our mistake. - Submitted by: Kevin
The Offspring's, "Vultures"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Down below, gets so gross.
The Real Lyrics:
Down below, cancer grows.
The Story: Apparently this whole song is about cancer. I thought it was about sex. I told my friend Amy that this song was sick, and so she asked why. Being unsure of the words myself, we looked them up on the internet and I almost died with shock that I had misheard almost every line. At first I didn't believe her, but now I can hear both the sexual and the terminal disease sides of it and I have no idea which one is correct. - Submitted by: Az
The Offspring's, "Walla Walla"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just like the apartment that you burnt all right.
The Real Lyrics:
Just like the apartment that you burglarized.
The Story: I assumed that the 'all right' was just to make it rhyme, see the song is about some guy who commits a load of crimes and gets away with them. The fact that the others crimes mentioned are stealing a car and a vcr and that this was arson never really occured to me. - Submitted by: HaHaYoureDead
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]

New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.

Submissions!

Would you like to Submit some Misheard Lyrics for a song We're always looking for more entries.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: amIright.com makes no claims to the accuracy of the correct lyrics. All correct lyrics are copyrighted, amIright.com does not claim ownership of the original lyrics.