25 Hilariously Misquoted Song Lyrics

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Sometimes a song can sound abstract, purposefully rendering it indecipherable.


Of course, it’s not always the song that’s at fault, rather, it’s the listener who conjures up wild variants of what’s actually being said. With that in mind, here are some famously misheard lyrics that are far more entertaining than the originals.

25 Hilariously Misquoted Song Lyrics:

1. “Rock the Casbah” // The Clash

Misquoted lyric: “Rock the cat box.”

Actual Lyric: “Rock the Casbah.”


2. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” // The Beatles

Misquoted lyric: “Lucy’s in a fight, with Linus.”

Actual Lyric: “Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”


3. “Blowin’ in the Wind” // Bob Dylan

Misquoted lyric: “The ants are my friends, and they’re blowin’ in the wind.”

Actual Lyric: “The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.”


4. “Stir It Up” // Bob Marley

Misquoted lyric: “Cereal, little darlin’, cereal.”

Actual Lyric: “Stir it up, little darlin’, stir it up.”


5. “Piano Man” // Billy Joel

Misquoted lyric: “Sing us a song for the yellow man.”

Actual Lyric: “Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.”


6. “Tiny Dancer” // Elton John

Misquoted lyric: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.”

Actual Lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer.”


7. “Go Your Own Way” // Fleetwood Mac

Misquoted lyric: “Grow your own weed.”

Actual Lyric: “Go your own way.”


8. “Losing My Religion” // R.E.M.

Misquoted lyric: “Let’s pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight.”

Actual Lyric: “That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight.”


9. “Living On A Prayer” // Bon Jovi

Misquoted lyric: “It doesn’t matter if we’re naked or not.”

Actual Lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”


10. “Blinded by the Light” // Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Misquoted lyric: “Blinded by the light… Wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night.”

Actual Lyric: “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.”


11. “Dancing Queen” // ABBA

Misquoted lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine.”

Actual Lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine.”


12. “Purple Haze” // Jimi Hendrix

Misquoted lyric: “’Scuse me, while I kiss this guy.”

Actual Lyric: “’Scuse me, while I kiss the sky.”


13. “Bad Moon Rising” // Creedence Clearwater Revival

Misquoted lyric: “There’s a bathroom on the right.”

Actual Lyric: “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”


14. “It’s Raining Men” // Weather Girls

Misquoted lyric: “Israeli men! Hallelujah!”

Actual Lyric: “It’s raining men! Hallelujah!”

15. “Paradise City” // Guns N’ Roses

Misquoted lyric: “Take me down to a very nice city.”

Actual Lyric: “Take me down to the Paradise City.”

16. “We Built this City” // Starship

Misquoted lyric: “We built this city on logs and coal.”

Actual Lyric: “We built this city on Rock and Roll.”

17. “Waterfalls” // TLC

Misquoted lyric: “Don’t go Jason waterfalls.”

Actual Lyric: “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.”

18. “Like a G-6″ // Far East Movement

Misquoted lyric: “Like a cheese stick.”

Actual Lyric: “Like a G-6.”

19. “Like a Virgin” // Madonna

Misquoted lyric: “Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.”

Actual Lyric: “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time.”

20. “I Try” // Macy Gray

Misquoted lyric: “I blow bubbles when you are not here.”

Actual Lyric: “My world crumbles when you are not near.”

21. “Big Yellow Taxi” // Joni Mitchell

Misquoted lyric: “A gay pair of guys put up a parking lot.”

Actual Lyric: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

22. “Bohemian Rhapsody” // Queen

Misquoted lyric: “Saving his life from this warm sausage tea.”

Actual Lyric: “Spare him his life from this monstrosity.”

23. “Lay Lady Lay” // Bob Dylan

Misquoted lyric: “Lay across my big breast, babe.”

Actual Lyric: “Lay across my big brass bed.”

24. “We Will Rock You” // Queen

Misquoted lyric: “Kicking your cat all over the place.”

Actual Lyric: “Kicking your can all over the place.”

25. “Two Tickets to Paradise” // Eddie Money

Misquoted lyric: “I’ve got two chickens to paralyze.”

Actual Lyric: “I’ve got two tickets to paradise.”

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