Commonly Misheard Lyrics

It’s no surprise that lyrics are hard to decipher sometimes. But no need to fret, many people hear different lyrics than artists originally intended. Here’s a list of commonly misheard lyrics from the 60’s to today, in no particular order below. Or watch the video here.

California Love — 2Pac Featuring Dr. Dre

Misheard lyrics: “Diamonds shinin’ lookin like I’m Rob Liberace”

Actual lyrics: “Diamonds shinin’ lookin like I robbed Liberace”

Purple Haze — The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Misheard lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy

Actual lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Radioactive — Imagine Dragons

Misheard lyrics: “I feel it in my bones, enough to make my sister moan

Actual lyrics: “I feel it in my bones, enough to make my systems blow

Juice — Lizzo

Misheard lyrics:I like showering naked better over time”

Actual lyrics:I’m like chardonnay, get better over time”

Dancing Through Sunday — AFI

Misheard lyrics: “Oh, we dance in misery I’m a asshole I’m a asshole

Actual lyrics: “Oh, we dance in misery and we dance on and we dance on

Empire State of Mind — Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

Misheard lyrics: “Concrete jungle wet dream tomato

Actual lyrics: “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

Waterfalls — TLC

Misheard lyrics: “Don’t go Jason Waterfalls

Actual lyrics: “Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Wake Up Little Susie — The Everly Brothers

Misheard lyrics: “Well, what are we gonna tickle your mama? What are we gonna tickle your pa? What are we gonna tickle our friends…”

Actual lyrics: “Well, what are we gonna tell your mama? What are we gonna tell your pa? What are we gonna tell our friends…”

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