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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

AJR's, "I'm Not Famous"
The Boasting Lyrics:
You've never heard of me
Or the weird shit I do and say
That's my favorite thing
That I'm not famous, no
And I'm never on TV
Throwing up on an LA street
Nobody judges me
Cause I'm not famous, no
Comments:
While AJR might have not been famous when they wrote this song, they're boasting about the fact they're not famous
Submitted by: dayna

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Waylon Jennings', "Luckenbach, Texas"
The Lyrics:
Between Hank Williams' pain songs
Who They Mention:
Late singer Hank Williams
Submitted by: Country

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

RaeLynn's, "Lonely Call"
The Lyrics:
Just a Monday, thrift shop couch
Bowl of Cheerios, it's getting dark out
Product Brand Name:
Cheerios
Submitted by: William Ransom

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Lisa Stansfield's, "Time to Make You Mine"
The Song Lyrics:
Only in my dreams
I've seen the way it's gonna be
Song They Mention:
"Only In My Dreams" by Debbie Gibson
Submitted by: Cody Finke

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Feeder's, "Buck Rogers"
The dated Lyrics:
It's got a CD player!
Why They're dated:
CD players in cars were considered impressive when the song came out, but not so much nowadays.
Submitted by: Steve

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Dirty Song You Didn't Know Is Dirty -> Latest Entries

Bee Gees', "Fanny be Tender"
The dirty Lyrics:
Fanny be Tender with my love. You know how easy it is to break me
Why They're dirty:
Fanny is slang in England for coochie. Now the whole song makes sense (Ed: Bee Gees is two words. Remember to put a space between them.)
Submitted by: Waters

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Jurassic Park"
The Funny Lyrics:
A huge tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer.
Well, I suppose that proves they're really not all bad.
Why They're funny:
The "they" pronoun (in "they're") is an ambiguous reference; it could refer either to dinosaurs or lawyers. Al apparently meant for it to be ambiguous, and let the listener decide.
Submitted by: Joe

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Ben Pollack's, "Got The Jitters"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters.
Why They're Repetitive:
This is how Nappy Lamare (Ben Pollack's guitarist) opens the song. The song’s title is sung FOURTEEN times!!
Submitted by: A Kansan

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

U2's, "The Hands That Built America"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
From the stony fields
To hanging steel from skies
Why They're Nonsensical:
I know that Bono was trying to speak in metaphor but how the hell does one hang steel from the sky? There's no way that would work
Submitted by: Dayna

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Baby Keem's, "MOSHPIT (2010s)"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I am 50 Cent, I am 50 Cent, I am 50 Cent, bro
Why They're Insincere:
No, you are not.
Submitted by: Burger King Corporation

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "The Night Santa Went Crazy"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
And he picked up a flamethrower and he barbecued Blitzen
And he took a big bite and said "It tastes just like chicken!"
Why They're Misrhymed:
Probably because nothing rhymes with Blitzen.
Submitted by: Harrp

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Canadian Idiot"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot
Why They're Insulting:
What a... pleasant way to put it.
Submitted by: Harrp

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

George Ezra's, "Green Green Grass"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
You better throw a party
On the day that I die
Why They're Inappropriate:
Why would you celebrate a death?
Submitted by: Dongquan

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Rage Against The Machine, "Know Your Enemy"
The Words:
Defiance
Comments
With the D, the E, the F, the I, the A, the N, the C, the E, mind of a revolutionary
Submitted By: Nat
George M. Cohan, "Harrigan"
The Words:
Harrigan
Comments
H-A-double R-I-G-A-N spells Harrigan
Submitted By: Opie M.

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Yung Gravy, "Oops!"
The Made Up Words:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidopesh*t, supercalifragiliyourexbeonsomeh**sh*t
Comments
He’s just making up rude words out of another made-up word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!
Submitted By: BrilliantJ8
The Beatles, "I Am the Walrus"
The Made Up Words:
Goo Goo G'joob
Comments
Sounds like baby talk. Of course, this was around the time The Beatles went all Psychedelic so there was bound to be some weird lyrics.
Submitted By: Steve

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Songs That Open With It's Title Lyrics -> Latest Entries

José Feliciano, "Once There Was A Love"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Once there was a love deeper than any ocean. Once there was a love filled with such a devotion.
Comments
Submitted By: Joey F.
Paul Anka, "My Home Town"
Lyrics it Opens With:
I took a little trip to my home town
Comments
Submitted By: Joey F.

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Frank Zappa's, "The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny"
The Lyrics:
Bwah ha ha . . . (Cough!)
Mmph ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!
Why:
So this might seem normal, it’s just laughing but its not. The whole song is like this but it sounds like they’re posessed and it sounds creepy and weird. If you don’t believe me listen to it yourself
Submitted by: Clever Name

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Bon Jovi's, "Unbroken"
The Lyrics:
There ain't no angel that's coming to save me
Why:
I know that Jon's from New Jersey so that's just how people talk there but come on! He's 60 so he should know that it should be there isn't any angel that's coming to save me (it come out in 2020)
Submitted by: Dayna

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

John Denver's, "Flying for Me"
The Lyrics:
And I wanted to wish on the Milky Way and dance upon a falling star
I wanted to give myself and free myself and join myself with it all
Given the chance to dream, it can be done, the promise of tomorrow is real
Children of spaceship Earth, the future belongs to us all
Why:
Earth is very much a real place, and it's in the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way has millions of stars which could be wished on.
Submitted by: Julian

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Kim Carnes', "Draw Of The Cards"
The Lyrics:
He weaves his web
Bittersweet
(Bittersweet, bittersweet)
(Bittersweet, bittersweet)
Why:
Kim pronounces bittersweet as "bit- AH-sweet" while the back-up singers pronounce it correctly.
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Lyrics:
Les yeux sans visage.
Why:
These lyrics are the song's title, "eyes without a face" in French. Interestingly, they're repeatedly sung in the chorus by some female backup singers and not Billy Idol, who sings all of the rest of the song's lyrics in English.
Submitted by: Edward

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

ABBA's, "On and On and On"
The Lyrics:
I was at a party
And this feller said to me
Something bad is happening
I'm sure you do agree
People care for nothing
No respect for human rights
Evil times are coming
We are in for darker nights?
Why:
These are dark, quasi-apocalyptic lyrics over perhaps the catchiest beat possible.
Submitted by: Sadie

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

SeeMore's Playhouse's, "Turn Off the Sink"
The Lyrics:
If you hear plink plink plink, turn off the sink
Why:
Plink sounds like water dripping
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Weezer's, "Say It Ain't So"
The Lyrics:
Flip on the telly
Wrestle with Jimmy
Why:
Flip on the jelly
Wrestle with Timmy
Submitted by: Opie M.

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Alan Jackson's, "Tall Tall Trees"
The Lyrics:
I'll buy you tall tall trees
Why:
Look at the title, it's obvious.
Submitted by: Edward

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Joe Pesci's, "Wise Guy"
The Lyrics:
I'm a goodfella, I'll tell ya if I did it
Why:
He is referencing the movie "GoodFellas" which he also starred in.
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Fat"
The Lyrics:
Because I'm fat, I'm fat, sha mone
Why:
Imagine if someone had this as their ringtone and their phone went off at a Weight Watchers meeting.
Submitted by: Harrp

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"I’m tired of listening to you talking in rhymes"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky"

The correct answer was:
Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"

How people responded:
Passion Pit: 50.0%
Coldplay:16.7%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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  Lyrics Quiz #75 - Average score 42% with 100 participants.

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