We've discussed misheard lyrics before, but it's a topic that just keeps on giving, There are always new songs, and always new ways to mishear them.
The current reincarnation of this topic was inspired by me singing Beyonce's "Single Ladies" to my toddler daughter, only for her, I sing, "All the single babies! All the single babies!" (We don't hang with the married babies -- they're trouble.) I didn't actually mishear the lyrics that way, but it's just a lot more fun.
|They tried to make me grow a beehive, but I said no, no, no. Or, yes, yes, yes. Either way.
KissThisGuy.com, one of the best misheard lyrics sites, has some other great interpretations of "Single Ladies" though. My favorite is "All the Pringle haters! All the Pringle haters!" It's just fun to imagine a group of people out there who only eat Bugles, or Ruffles, or Doritos, because they JUST HATE PRINGLES THAT MUCH. (Someone else suggests "all the cigarettes," but to me, that's just not as funny.)
The All-American Rejects' song, "Gives You Hell," is on TV almost as much as it is on the radio these days. I've seen it in plenty of promo ads for shows and movies, it seems. Anyway, someone thought "When you see my face, hope it gives you hell," was "When you see my face, OPRAH gives you hell."
Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" is irresistably catchy, and turned out to be pretty prophetic, as Winehouse has been in and out of various programs. But the famous lyric, "they tried to make me go to rehab, but I said no, no, no" has been misheard by at least one person as "they tried to make me grow a beehive, but I said no, no, no." (Actually, if you look at some of Winehouse's pictures, she apparently said yes, yes, yes.)
I have to confess a misheard lyric of my own. T.I. and Justin Timberlake have a song, "Dead and Gone," and it has the following words: "I've been traveling on this road too long, just trying to find my way back home, but the old me's dead and gone, dead and gone." Well, I heard it as "but my homey's dead and gone, dead and gone."
So let's open it up to your own misheard lyrics. We've gone over the most popular ones before ("Big old Jed had a light on," "there's a bathroom on the right," "rockin' the catbox," "wrapped up like a douche"), so strive for fresher mishearings, but I'm sure we'll have some repeats. You can read through our old posts on this topic here.