(Closed) Spinoff: Song lyrics you had allllll wrong :)

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Post # 3
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

haha my brother thought our national anthem was “home and naked man” (it’s home and native land).

not too long ago i realized it was “it reminded me of brighter days” (sheryl crow & kid rock – pictures)… i thought it was “it reminded me of fridays”.

Post # 4
11693 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@stardustintheeyes:  so funny – I was thinking of starting this same thread!

My favourite is of course “hold me closer tony danza” (granted I knew this wasn’t the lyric, I just always sing it that way becuase I think it’s hilarious)

Post # 5
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I can’t think of a good one of my own, but our social group still references an elementary school teacher who always thought the lyrics to Smoke on the Water were “slow motion Walter, the fire engine guy.” Silly Mr. Kellett!

Post # 6
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  DH makes fun of me all the time because i have no idea what the right song lyrics are to MANY songs.

The most famous one in our house is:

I thought the lyrics were: ” ‘Errr it up” when the real lyrics are “Murdered” from Kamoze Ini’s Here Comes the Hotstepper.

Since the song came out in 1994, I’ve thought the wrong lyrics for 18 years, I was corrected last year.


Post # 7
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

This one is DH’s, but ever since he told me I can’t stop singing it and hearing it the wrong way:

“Like the ceiling can’t hold us,”

“Like the Coelacanth hold us.”

Coelacanths are a very rare, endangered species of fish. You pronounce it “see-la-kanth.”

Yup, we’re nerds.

Post # 9
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh also, one I get made fun of a lot… Blue Rodeo Bad Timing. I thought it said “it’s just that time in that song”… but it’s “it’s just bad timing that’s all”… makes WAY more sense.

Post # 10
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

One song that comes to mind was Fall Out Boy “Dance, Dance” I thought they were singing “This is…” instead of “dance, dance”

Post # 11
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The best did not come from me, although I have plenty of incorrect lyrics in my head.  

However, this one came from one of my best friends.  We were all at a bar together, having a good time, and Eric Clapton’s “Layla” began to play throughout.  Without missing a cue, the chorus begins, and my friend belts out “BABBYYYYY!!! YOU GOT ME ON MY KNEES, BABYYY!”  

She was so loud, and so proud!  I started laughing, and burst her lyrical  bubble by pointing out that the word is Layla, not baby.  She argued with me, told me I am wrong, and asked how that even made sense.  I told her because the name of the song is “Layla”.  Promise 🙂  For years and years, she absolutely had the lyrics WRONG!! 

Post # 12
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  Stabbing Westward’s “Shame” – I would hear this on the radio when I was a kid and thought the lyrics were: “How can I have sex without you?” when they were in fact, “How can I exist without you?” Lol, I wasn’t the only one – I actually heard the radio DJs talking about how they confused the lyrics as well.

Post # 15
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

They surveyed this on one of our radio stations and the most common was apparently eye of the tiger. Everyone thought the lyrics were “the last known survivor stocks his bread in the night”, instead of “stalks his prey”. Hahaha

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