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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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Train's, "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fell into semen, nixed a bowl of quicksand
The Real Lyrics:
Fell into a cement mixer full of quicksand
The Story: Actually this whole song was friggin hard to understand. - Submitted by: Macaroni Man
Train's, "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She was caught in a mudslide
Eaten by a lion
Got run over by a prophet from Hohzion
The Real Lyrics:
She was caught in a mudslide
Eaten by a lion
Got run over by a crappy purple Scion
The Story: I heard that line a million times & NEVER knew what he was saying! I knew what I heard didn't make sense; why would a prophet be driving & hitting people? And there's no such place as Hohzion (it sounds like a cross between Hosannah and Zion, LOL!) But honestly, my misheard line is the only thing that sounded remotely plausible. Why can't singers enunciate their words better? - Submitted by: Shari K.W.
Train's, "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That's covert with my France I swear you all I'm corner say
The Real Lyrics:
That's cool but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say
The Story: It was just sung too fast. @.O - Submitted by: Macaroni Man
Train's, "Cab"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel like the only cat on the boat.
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel like the only cab on the road.
The Story: I was making fun of a friend for switching from rap music to a nice song about a cat on a boat. - Submitted by: Valerie
Train's, "Cab"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel like the only cat on the roof
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes I feel like the only cab on the road.
The Story: I hear and mishear this song on Muzak at work all the time. - Submitted by: John
Train's, "Cab"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I think I'm the only car on the road.
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes I think I'm the only cab on the road.
The Story: My brother heard it on the radio and pumped it up. We started singing to it, trying to guess the lyrics. It sounded like 'car' when it was 'cab'. Maybe we sing bad. - Submitted by: Alex
Train's, "Drops Of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And Dan Henning is overrated.
The Real Lyrics:
And that Heaven is overrated.
The Story: I listened to this song a number of times, each time wondering: 1. What these guys had against the former San Diego Charger head coach, and 2. Was Dan Henning ever rated? I thought these guys were die hard Charger fans and still hated the guy. Finally, I went to the internet and looked up the real lyrics. Who knew? - Submitted by: Paul V.
Train's, "Drops Of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And Van Halen is overrated.
The Real Lyrics:
And Heaven is overrated.
The Story: My daughter was in the car with me. She freaked out, screaming, 'Van Halen is not overrated!!' - Submitted by: Kelly
Train's, "Drops Of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Did you finally get the chance
To dance along the Latter Day?
The Real Lyrics:
Did you finally get the chance
To dance along the light of day?
The Story: By "Latter Day", I was thinking like Latter Day Saints. I had absolutely no clue what this lyric meant. Then I looked it up, and realized that I had been extremely wrong. - Submitted by: *katie
Train's, "Drops Of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So sorry 'bout a man
The Real Lyrics:
Told a story 'bout a man
The Story: I used to do something in chat rooms where two people were having a conversation and I'd pop up in the middle of it with 'now that she'S back in the atmosphere' and so on. It was funny but people started to get really mad at me. But once I said those misheard lyrics and they were like 'what are you singing?' - Submitted by: Meg
Train's, "Drops of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the Latter Day?
And head back to the Milky Way
The Real Lyrics:
Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day?
And head back to the Milky Way
The Story: I thought they were saying she became a Mormon (I. e., a Latter-Day Saint). Given that Mormons believe they will get their own planets after they die, and what with all the other religious-sounding lyrics in the song this seemed plausible to me at the time. - Submitted by: Hu's On First
Train's, "Drops of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Manhattan is overrated.
The Real Lyrics:
And that Heaven is overrated.
The Story: Yeah, the funny story is they don't want to be controversial. - Submitted by: Kevin Trainor
Train's, "Drops of Jupiter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
Van Halen is overrated
The Real Lyrics:
Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated
The Story: I was talking to some friends in the Starbucks in the Student Union of my university when the song came on. I wasn't really paying attention until the words 'Van Halen is overrated' seemed to be sung. I did a bit of a double take and immediately tried to find the song so I could hear it again:o) - Submitted by: melysni.cjb.net
Train's, "Get to Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And there's a ShopRite
At the first street light
The Real Lyrics:
And there's a sharp right
At the first street light
The Story: I live in New Jersey, where ShopRite is the #1 grocery store chain in the area. When my mom first got the My Private Nation CD, I misinterpreted a line as "there's a ShopRite at the first street light" and then, years later, I realized that the guys were from an area where ShopRite doesn't do business. - Submitted by: Joe the Crazy Conch
Train's, "Meet Virginia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beef or chicken, I can't wait to have, beef or chicken....
The Real Lyrics:
Meet Virginia, I can't wait to, meet Virginia
The Story: We saw Train live in a bar before they were famous, and the sound was really bad. We bought the cd that night, and when we listened to it on the way home, I sang my version in front of my husband. He still gives me a hard time, and that was 2 years ago! - Submitted by: Wendy
Train's, "Ordinary"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm anything but old and married.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm anything but ordinary.
The Story: I thought it was a backwards way of saying he's young and single. - Submitted by: Alex
Train's, "Ordinary"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In this web that I'm tied up.
The Real Lyrics:
In this world that I'm tired of.
The Story: It was right about this point in hearing the song on the radio that I thought this song must have been from the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. I later found out that it was, but it doesn't actually mention webs anywhere like I thought it did. So the reasoning behind my conclusion was slightly flawed. - Submitted by: Scintilla

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