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The Misunderstood Song Lyrics Hall of Fame

by Aaron Seminoff | August 07, 2015


We’ve all done it…listened to a song for years and totally thought that we were hearing the lyrics right. Then you see them written down, or worse, someone makes fun of you for singing them wrong, and you realize you’ve been mishearing those lyrics the entire time. Certain singers are better at causing us to misunderstand lyrics than others…Eddie Vedder, we’re looking at you. Here are some all-time classics:


Abba, Dancing Queen: See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen


REM, Losing My Religion: Let's pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight


Pearl Jam, Yellow Ledbetter: I said I don’t want a whale in a box or a bag


The Clash, Rock the Casbah: The sheep don’t like it, rockin’ the cat box


Toto, Africa: I left my brains down in Africa


Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven: There’s a wino down the road


Elton John, Tiny Dancer: Hold me closer, Tony Danza


Bob Marley, Stir It Up: Cereal, little darlin’, cereal


Madonna, La Isla Bonita: Young girl with eyes like potatoes


Manfred Mann, Blinded by the Light: Wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night


Taylor Swift, Blank Space: All the lonely Starbucks lovers



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