Literally, I can't be seen in public after this gets out.

We've all done it, some of us are just too prideful to admit it because, well, who wants to say they are wrong.

Misheard song lyrics are almost friendship-enders. You and a friend could get into an argument about what the artist was really saying (this was before google and the internet was around, yes such a time existed), and both sides would not step down. Then you wouldn't talk to your friend for a week.

Here are just a few songs I have come across in my time where I heard one thing but it was soooo clearly the wrong lyrics...


  • 1

    'Swing, Swing'

    The All-American Rejects

    What I hear: "swing, swing from the tables of / My heart is crushed by a former love"

    What the actual lyrics are: "swing, swing from the tangles of my heart is crushed by a former love"

    I still laugh to this day when I hear this song.

  • 2

    'Drift Away'

    Uncle Kracker

    What I hear: "Oh, give me the beach boys, and free my soul"

    What the actual lyrics are: Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul"

  • 3

    'Dancing Queen'


    What I hear: "Ooh, see that girl / Watch that scene / Kickin the dancing queen"

    What the actual lyrics are: "Ooh, see that girl / Watch that scene / Dig in the dancing queen"

    My version was a little more violent, oops.

  • 4

    'Dancing Queen'


    What I hear: "Dancing queen / Feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah"

    What the actual lyrics are: "Dancing queen / Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah"

    This song is special because it was a two-fer for me. Little did I know how wrong I was. Why didn't my parents get my ears checked???

  • 5



    What I hear: "Pair of, pair of, pair of dice"

    What the actual lyrics are: "Para, para, paradise"

    Genuinely ashamed of this one.

  • 6

    'Broken Strings'

    James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado

    What I hear: "Playing house in the grove winds of us"

    What the actual lyrics are: "Playing house in the ruins of us"


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