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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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