Archive for April, 2013

I’ve collected some – of the no doubt many – song lyrics that I mis-hear.


“Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. In the repeated line “can’t change my ___”, I’ve had no idea what the lyric was supposed to be, because I can only hear:

“I can’t change my mo. Mo, mo. Mo, mo, mo.”

Apparently, the line is supposed to be:

“I can’t change my mold. No, no. No, no, no.” OK, that makes more sense… but it’s not as cute, IMO. Mo, it isn’t. 😉


“Brass In Pocket” by the Pretenders. The line is

“Been driving
Detroit leaving”

But until I read the lyrics, I’d always thought the second part was:

“Dieter leaving”

(FYI, apparently I’m not the only one, because this is an entry at kissthisguy.com.)


“I Don’t Want To Wait” by Paula Cole. I didn’t notice this one until I heard only the chorus in some radio station’s commercial. The chorus says:

“I don’t want to wait
for our lives to be over
I want to know right now,
what will it be?”

But she sings the first part of the line quickly, and it sounds very much like

“ah-do-wah-doe-way”

Which is so funny to me, as I picture the singer being all in earnest about the nonsensical lyrics as she is about the real ones. 😄


“I Want You” by Savage Garden

“I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
Your crystal mind”

sounds to me like:

“I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
Your breath don’t mind”

which I knew was wrong, but I thought it was really:

“I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
You’re pressed on mine.”

Whoa – a doubly- misheard lyric! :O


“Life After You” by Daughtry. The singer pines that the night he left:

“burns like an iron in the back of my mind”

But at some point, I heard it as

“burns like an owl in the back of my mind”

And that’s sort of stuck with me. I really like the song, but usually, as I’m singing with the radio, I sing the song “my” way just to amuse myself. 😀

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