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.
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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!).
Beverly Hills, Pt. 1 album at Amazon.com
You turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it's waiting there for you.
He turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it's waiting there for you.
The Story: Written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, it was originally not recorded by Rivers Cuomo's band. For the song's lyrics, the singer sings "he turned to me as if to say" but it sounds like "you turned to me as if to say". About this song: Originally released in 1982, their version of this song reaching the Top 60 of Billboard's Pop Chart in 2018. Making them their return to the Top 100 Pop Chart since "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To". It was also featured on their self-titled album also titled "The Teal Album". - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
The Story: My little sister was wondering why they were singing about Timmy from "Fairly Odd Parents". I was wondering why they were singing about a friend of mine from when I was younger. My brother corrected us by saying, "It's 'Gimmie, gimme!', you doofuses." He still makes fun of us for that now, even though it was several months ago. [Ed.'s note: Who's the doofus now? LOL] - Submitted by: Isabel
I don't care what they say about us doing,
I don't care about that.
I don't care if it never stops,
I don't care if it stops
I don't care what they say about us, anyway.
I don't care about that.
The Story: This song came on my Windows 95 program cd. I used to sing it 'I don't care what they say about us doing, I don't care about that.' One time my cousin started singing, and I couldn't stop laughing when I heard him say 'I don't care if it never stops, I don't care if it stops!' I later saw on a lyrics page that I, too was wrong. Not that wrong, though. - Submitted by: Chris Smith
Oo-ee-oo I suck worse than Buddy Holly, You're worse than Mary Tailor Made
Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
The Story: Hey, Buddy Holly didn't suck all that bad. Some of his stuff is really good. - Submitted by: Beagle
Oo-ee-oo, I got dibs on Buddy Holly.
Oh oh, and you'll marry Tyler Moore.
Oo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly.
And you're Mary Tyler Moore.
The Story: After years of thinking Weezer could just dibs people, turns out I was wrong... And I totally misunderstood the song. - Submitted by: DeafTone
Cheese smells so good on a burnt piece of mail
Cheese smells so good on a burnt piece of lamb.
The Story: I heard that line in Gran Turismo 4 IIRC. - Submitted by: mary stewart
Dead on my head
Debt on my head
The Story: Almost every site that has the lyrics to this song starts off with 'Dead on my head', but the official lyrics in the little booklet that come with the cd (Maladroit, 2002) read as 'Debt on my head'. Oh well, not everybody enunciates well. - Submitted by: San
Hello. I'm here. I'm weird.
Hello. I'm here. I'm waiting.
The Story: When I found out the actual lyrics, it changed the song for me just a bit. - Submitted by: Pete
I wish I could get my head out of this end.
I wish I could get my head outta the sand.
The Story: The two phrases sound practically identical. I thought Rivers was saying he wished he could get his head out of his behind. - Submitted by: Phoenix13enator
First, there's rules about a ghost like me
First, there's rules about old goats like me
The Story: I've misheard so much of this song, it's not even funny, but it kind of is. - Submitted by: JeReMy
The Story: My mom actually misheard this while she was listening to some of my stuff. She was horrified, so I told her what the words really were. She was more upset that it sounded like a curse word than the fact that it was a drug reference. - Submitted by: Emily
I've got my halfpipe
I've got my hash pipe
The Story: It's relatively indecipherable, the only way you'd know is to either know the title of the song (which I didn't originally) or see and hear the song censored on mtv for being a drug reference. Damnit, they can say it on the radio... - Submitted by: killer_roach
You got your d*** cheese, I got my a** wiped.
You got your big G's, I got my a** wide.
The Story: I was drivin along in the car when I heard 'Hash-Pipe' for the first time. At the time, my seven year old kid was with me and she was the one to first ask, 'Dad, why did he get his a** wiped?' - Submitted by: cory effe
Oh, Guven I'm in love with you!
Oh, girl, when I'm in love with you!
The Story: Guven (pronounced with a silent "V"-Gu-en) was one of my mates at school and I thought-and hoped Weezer knew of a 'Guven' and included him in their 2002 hit, "Keep Fishin'" Imagine my disappointment when I looked up the actual lyrics to find the far more prosaic reference to a girl... - Submitted by: Twatwit
And I'm carrying the Will
Thanks for all who've show up
This is how he will
I am carrying the wheel
Thanks for all you've shown us
This is how we feel
The Story: I thought it was supposed to be reading someone's will :'( - Submitted by: ielitetester
Come sit next to me
Pour yourself some tea
Just like dramamine
When we couldn't find tea.
Come sit next to me
Pour yourself some tea
Just like grandma made
When we couldn't find sleep.
The Story: Dramamine made sense to me because they were on a train, and maybe they had motion sickness. I didn't get why tea was a substitute for a motion sickness drug, but who really understands Rivers anyway? - Submitted by: Zach
The chicken cost only your mind.
The ticking clock's only your mind.
A ticket cost only your mind.
The Story: For a while I was singing the chicken one, because basically I had to sing something and had no idea what the real words were. Eventually I listened to is for a while and came to 'the ticking clock's only your mind.' I was about to post that up here but decided to make sure.. good thing, too! - Submitted by: Cohort
This song is drowning in the blood
The son is drowning in the flood
The Story: My friend posted "This song is drowning in the blood" as the title of a note on facebook, and I knew she meant to say "The son is drowning in the flood" so I commented on it saying "what song is this?" and when she said it was "Say it Ain't So" I corrected her and she got so embarrassed she deleted all the comments and changed the title. - Submitted by: Deanna Torrisi
School is crap, I've had it.
Screw this crap, I've had it.
The Story: I almost put it as my senior quote (in a yearbook?). Good thing I didn't. - Submitted by: Garrett
But it's just sex that would attract you.
But it's just sexual attraction
The Story: I normally have no problem understanding Rivers Cuomo, but this song has a couple moments where I can't. - Submitted by: JeReMy
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