Misheard lyrics that will make you laugh out loud
We’ve all been guilty of it at one time or another. We sing along to a song we’ve heard countless times before, only to make our BFF burst out in a fit of riotous laughter. After cleaning up the milk we made them shoot out of their nose, they educate us on the actual lyric we had been getting wrong the whole time.
You’re far from alone, though – below, we’ll run down several misheard lyrics that will have you in stitches.
I’m A Believer, The Monkees
Song lyric: “And then I saw her face, now I’m a believer!”
Misheard version: “And then I saw her face, now I’m going to leave her!”
Let’s start off this festival of failure by going all the way back to the 60s. As if being a fan of a fake band wasn’t bad enough, some managed to turn a declaration of love at first sight … into a shameful example of how to shallowly reject someone based on their looks. Ouch.
We Built This City, Starship
Song lyric: “We built this city on rock n’ roll”
Misheard version: “We built this city on sausage rolls”
A massive radio hit by the band formerly known as Jefferson Airplane, Starship’s We Built This City makes reference to their role in building San Francisco’s music scene over the preceding decades. However, some listeners seem to think the guys had a second career when they weren’t busy making kick ass records. Maybe they can lead us to the bakery where they made savoury pastries so awesome, they put The City By The Bay on the map.
Mmmmm, sausage rolls…
Tiny Dancer, Elton John
Song lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer”
Misheard version: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza”
The 1980s was a rough time to be gay. While we all love Sir Elton for the amazing human being he is these days, he made the strategic decision to be obtuse about his sexual orientation a generation ago.
While this choice preserved his career, rumours still persisted that he was, in fact, into guys. Some were convinced he dropped hints about his true desires in some of the songs he wrote – true or not, though, this misheard lyric seems just a bit too obvious, yes?
But you gotta admit, Tony was a dreamboat back then. Heck, we’d bet half of all guys alive back then would consider crossing the floor for him if they were being honest with themselves…
Sex On Fire, Kings of Leon
Song lyric: “Your sex is on fire”
Misheard version: “Dyslexics on fire”
After years spent trying to get a foothold in the music industry, Nashville, Tennessee’s Kings of Leon finally penned their breakthrough single, Sex on Fire, back in 2008. Whether it was an ode to amazing relations or the unpleasant experience of bedding someone who has Chlamydia is up to the listener to decide.
However, some managed to hear an even darker version of this song’s chorus. To them, it appeared Kings of Leon were advocating for the grisly killing of those who struggle to read properly.
Guys, there are ways of boosting national test scores, but genocide is NOT the way to get there!
Little Lion Man, Mumford and Sons
Song lyric: “Your grace is wasted in your face, your boldness stands alone among the wreck”
Misheard version: “Your grace is wasted in your face, your boner stands alone among the wreck”
A song meant to punish oneself for single-handedly wrecking a relationship, Little Lion Man quickly became the breakthrough song which catapulted pub rock band Mumford and Sons to national fame. While many heard the tale of a young, brash lad who couldn’t find any fault in himself, some seemed to think he had relationship problems for his nasty habit of getting … uhhh …. aroused in full view of others.
Yes, we know you are proud of your Johnson dude, but that’s not what most girls go for in relationships!