KMA1426 Lyrics Fun

Lyrics Fun

Deke reviewed the Police’s So Lonely on his supercool site yesterday, and Rich commented that he always changes the lyrics to “sa-la-mi.” Haha, good fun! Even funnier, then he said he gets hungry! Oh man.

Now, Rich does that consciously, as I’m sure many people do. There’s also a long history of people unintentionally mishearing lyrics. A simple Google search of the topic (of course) yielded many results for both. Here are 10 misheard/changed lyrics I thought were pretty great:

1) “s’cuse me while I kiss this guy”
[Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze, “s’cuse me while I kiss the sky,”]

2) “see that girl, watch her scream, kicking the Dancing Queen.”
[ABBA: Dancing Queen, “see that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen”]

3) “there’s a bathroom on the right”
[CCR: Bad Moon Rising, “there’s a bad moon on the rise,”]

4) “I suck at that emotion”
[Smokey Robinson: I Second That Emotion, “I second that emotion”]

5) “here we are now, in containers”
[Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit, “here we are now, entertain us”]

6) “spare him his life from this warm sausage tea”
[Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, “spare him his life from this monstrosity”]

7) “let’s pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight…”
[R.E.M.: Losing My Religion, “that’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight…”]

8) “we built this city on the wrong damn road”
[Starship: We Built This City, “we built this city on rock and roll”]

aaaand we’re gonna end this with Elton John. Twice.

9) “don’t let your son go down on me”
[Elton John: Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”]

10) “hold me closer, Tony Danza”
[Elton John: Tiny Dancer, “hold me closer Tiny Dancer.”]

Do you have other favourites? Tell us in the comments!

Also, this made me laugh:


Posted on 2015-04-11, in posts by aaron. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. HAHAHAHAHH! I always drink my warm sausage tea in the corner!

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  2. I Remember being young,dumb and cool and when the Police Track Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic would play it would sound like Sting was singing B.O at the end? I dunno maybe I was too baked back than…


  3. Warm sausage tea – ridiculous!
    Blind Melon’s No Rain I believe is supposed to be “you know I like to keep my cheeeeeks dry today” but for some reason I always heard/sang “you know I like to keep my chea-ting stra-ge-dy” (assuming he was mispronouncing strategy)
    & Lake Fever I thought was “don’t want a little VCR part” instead of little piece of your heart!


  4. Sometimes these things crack me up. The favourite misheard lyric I had saw mentioned somewhere was Heart-Shaped Box – “Hey, wait / my name is Kurt Cobain” instead of, well, y’know. I have a few friends who like Elbow and I like to have a bit of a laugh about the “Build a Rocking Horse” song (which, of course, isn’t a rocking horse, but “a rocket, boys”).


    • Haha I saw that Nirvana one, in my researches. Would have included it if I’d been going for 15 or 20 instead of 10! I don’t know Elbow, but if they’d put a rocking horse on the rocket, they’d have pleased everyone!

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  5. The Starship one is great. Never heard that before… I think I prefer it!


  6. “Let’s pee in the spotlight…” LOL


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