Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Idlewild

Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

100 Broken Windows album at
Idlewild's, "Rusty"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dippy The Dog knows you're not original.
The Real Lyrics:
You definitely don't know you're not original.
The Story: There I was, listening away to what seemed a credible album overall...and then this line came up and made me shout 'what the..!?' with incredulity. Who on Earth is 'Dippy The Dog'? And from the sounds of things, he sounded very presumptuous. It was only when I saw the lyrics one day a while later I realised...and for the rest of that day I couldn't stop laughing. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Idlewild's, "You Don't Have The Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tin-Tin Out! (Shut up!)
The Real Lyrics:
Sit up! (Shut up!)
The Story: This was heard during a time when monotonous Tin-Tin Out were inexplicably popular and because of this. I was horrified at the notion that they managed somehow to infiltrate the lyrics of a credible band. Obviously I was sceptical to it all, so later on I laughed inwardly after seeing the real lyrics online. - Submitted by: Devil Jones

There are more Idlewild misheard lyrics available.

Indexes: [#] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]

New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.


Would you like to Submit some Misheard Lyrics for a song We're always looking for more entries.


Disclaimer: makes no claims to the accuracy of the correct lyrics. All correct lyrics are copyrighted, does not claim ownership of the original lyrics.