Some vocals are really difficult to distinguish, hence song’s lyrics that aren’t easy to decipher, bringing on mistakes that the casual listener turns into reality, only to be surprised profoundly when he realizes what the real lyrics are.
The second example of misheard and mistreated lyrics is when kids in kindergarten or someone whose had too much to drink decides to make up his own words for the song.
Oasis, Champagne Supernova (1996)
Correct lyrics: Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.
Pearl Jam, Even Flow (1992)
Correct lyrics: Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies.
Foo Fighters, My Hero (1998)
Correct lyrics: There goes my hero, he’s ordinary.
No Doubt, Just a Girl
Correct lyrics: I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite.
Alanis Morrissette, You Oughta Know (1995)
Correct lyrics: It’s not fair to deny me of the cross I bear, that you gave to me.
Counting Crows, Mr. Jones (1993)
Correct lyrics: All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful, grey is my favorite color.
Everclear, Santa Monica (1995)
Correct lyrics: I am still livin’ with your ghost, lonely and still dreamin’ of the west coast.
Hootie and the Blowfish, Hold My Hand (1994)
Correct lyrics: I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can.
Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
Correct lyrics: Here we are now, Entertain Us!
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Under the Bridge (1992)
Correct lyrics: Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner.
Marilyn Manson, The Beautiful People (1996)
Correct lyrics: The beautiful people, the beautiful people.
Movies get misheard and misquoted too. Here are the 12 most famous misquoted movie lines.