Send Us Your Funny Misheard Song Lyrics for 2014

Did you know that in Pearl Jam’s grunge song, “Daughter,” Eddie Vedder’s really singing, Don’t call me daughter, Not fit to, and not, Don’t call me daughter, Geppetto ? Or that AC/DC’s song really goes, Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap? And not Dirty Jeans, Dungarees!?

If you’ve ever goofed up the words to songs like those, we at MyMusicCloud salute you. April Fool’s Day is just over a week away, and to celebrate, we’re asking readers like you to submit another round of Funny Misheard Lyrics. 

In our last roundup, listener Lisa heard Rihanna sing, ’Cause I may be fat, but I’m perfectly good at it… when in fact, the words to “S&M” are:  ‘Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it…

Amanda was sure that Fun. was singing, Some nights I stay up cussin’ in my bathtub, when they were really singing, Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck in “Some Nights.”

And Stephanie swore that: “For ‘Benny & The Jets,’ I always thought it was (and continue to sing), ‘She’s got electric boobs! Down to her shoes, you know I heard and I’m about to say-eee-oh-oh.’ ” (Sorry, Stephanie, but the words to Elton John’s song are actually: She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magaaazine.)

With MyMusicCloud, you never have to sing the wrong song lyrics again. Just hit the Lyrics button on our music storage and play site and it instantly shows you the correct words. Unless, like Katherine Heigl and James Marsden in the romantic comedy, 27 Dresses, you actually enjoy singing the wrong lyrics loudly and off-key. In that case, rock on! And post your silly made-up lyrics below. We’ll publish the funniest ones next week.

Watch Katherine and James sing “Benny & the Jets” badly here ….



4 thoughts on “Send Us Your Funny Misheard Song Lyrics for 2014”

  1. What’s that old Prince song from the 1970s? I always thought he was saying I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout, Led Zeppelin! Yeah. Never could understand why he did that. Just thought he was a big Robert Plant fan. Turns out that’s not the words

  2. Haha … that video is funny … my little brother was obsessed with macncheez and when Deaf Leppard sang that song Photograph, he was like bowl of kraft, I don’t want your bowl of kraft!!! then he asked me why do they hate macncheez so much?? LOLZ

  3. I thought that Cee Lo Green was singing: “And though Hussein’s in my church, I still wish him the best…” in his F-You song.

  4. In the spirit of your “Bennie & the Jets” citation, I’d like to offer up a few other Elton John songs.
    My mishearings are first, followed by the real lyrics in parentheses:

    “Grow Some Funk of Your Own”
    When half dozen boyfriends grabbed the mighty bong
    (When her brass-knuckled boyfriend grabbed me by the arm)

    Well I looked to Southport for the rest of my friends
    For the vanity they’re getting out of here
    (Well I looked for support from the rest of my friends
    For vanishing they get ten out of ten)

    “Love Lies Bleeding”
    Like all the burning poo-poo fire
    That went out last June
    (Like all the burning hoops of fire
    That you and I passed through)

    “Yell Help”
    Well, hell
    (Yell help)

    Elton John is so odd and open to misinterpretation, that in this instance, the mishearing is more normal than the actual lyric:
    “Philadelphia Freedom”
    Give me a peace of mind my daddy never had
    (Gave me a piece of mama daddy never had)

    And, of course, Manfred Mann’s “Blinded by the Light,” the granddaddy of misheard lyrics, with my humble mishearing:
    Wrapped up like a douche, you know they rode her in the night
    (Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night)

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