Who can forget the infamous “please excuse me while I kiss this guy” misheard lyric from Jimmi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, or “there’s a bathroom on the right” from CCR’s Bad Moon on the Rise. There are a ton of misheard lyrics out there. Here is my top 10 list. Feel free to add your own:
10.) We built this city on the wrong damn road.
Real lyric: We built this city on rock and roll (Starship: We Built This City)
9.) I left my brains down in Africa
Real lyric: I bless the rains down in Africa (Toto: Africa)
8.) Here we are now, in containers
Real lyrics: Here we are now, entertain us (Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana)
7.) You made the rice, I made the gravy, but it just may be some tuna fish you’re looking for
Real lyrics: You may be right, I may be crazy, but it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for (You May be Right: Billy Joel)
6.) Ken touched this
Real lyrics: Can’t touch this (Can’t Touch This: MC Hammer)
5.) I’ve got flu, rickets, and parasites
Real lyrics: I’ve got two tickets to paradise (Two Tickets to Paradise: Eddie Money)
4.) My anus is the center hole
Real lyrics: My angel is the centerfold (Centerfold: J. Geils Band)
3.) Might as well face it, you’re a d**k with a glove
Real lyrics: Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love (Addicted to Love: Robert Palmer)
Thought he was talking about Michael Jackson there for a minute….anyway, I digress.
2.) Kick a chicken with it
Real lyrics: Gettin’ jiggy with it (Gettin’ Jiggy With It: Will Smith)
1.) Racked up like a douche I knew their runner every night
Real lyric: Revved up like a deuce another runner in the night (Blinded by the Light: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)
Anybody wanna tell me what the heck the *real* lyric means on that one? I have no clue.
Some of these are better than the real lyrics.
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