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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

The Bellamy Brothers', "Old Hippie"
The Lyrics:
And he dreams at night of Woodstock and the day John Lennon died.
Who They Mention:
singer John Lennon who was a member of The Beatles and also went on to a successful solo singing career before being murdered in 1980 at age 40.
Submitted by: Edward

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Vanilla Ice's, "Prozac"
The Lyrics:
And here's a quick lesson - I carry a Smith and Wesson
Product Brand Name:
Smith & Wesson
Submitted by: Cody Finke

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Mandy Moore's, "Candy"
The Song Lyrics:
So baby, come to me (Baby)
Show me who you are
Song They Mention:
"Baby Come To Me" by Patti Austin and James Ingram
Submitted by: Isac

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Jimmy Buffett's, "The Ballad Of Skip Wiley"
The dated Lyrics:
You can shoplift all day at Blockbuster
Why They're dated:
While Blockbuster might have been a common sight in 1995, the popularity of streaming services such as Netflix has since rendered it obsolete
Submitted by: dayna

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

Radiohead's, "Thinking About You"
The dirty Lyrics:
Should I still love you, still see you in bed?
But I'm playing with myself
And what do you care when I'm not there?
Why They're dirty:
"Playing with myself" = masturbating
Submitted by: Nat

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Cracker's, "Teen Angst"
The Funny Lyrics:
'Cause what the world needs now is another folk singer
Like I need a hole in my head
Why They're funny:
You DO need a hole in the head, to breathe. (It should really be "another" hole in my head, but that wouldn't fit the rhythm. Yes, I've heard it said both ways, but I always found this version of the expression funny.)
Submitted by: David Shobe

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Cola Boy 's, "7 Ways To Love "
The Repetitive Lyrics:
7 Ways To Love 7 Ways To Love 7 Ways To Love 7 Ways To Love, Yeah!
Why They're Repetitive:
That is basically the entire song.
Submitted by: A-Lean

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Red Hot Chili Peppers', "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (2010s)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Rain Dance Maggie advances to the final
Who knew that she had the goods?
Little did (I know her body was warm, delicious vinyl
To your neck of the woods
I want to lick a little bit
Why They're Nonsensical:
Okay, I really love RHCP, I'm a big fan, but these lyrics right here make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

(Editor's note: This song came out in 2010s, so please use 'country'. DO NOT USE '2000s' FOR SONGS THAT CAME OUT AFTER 2009!)
Submitted by: Akseli

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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

The Saints', "Just Like Fire Would"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
One night in a motel room, eyes cast like steel,
I drank the wine they had left on my table, I knew that morning was too far.
I smoked my last pack of foreign cigarettes, I stay only to defy,
The night was dark and the land is cold, it's frozen right to the bone.
Why They're Misrhymed:
There are no rhyming lyrics anywhere in this song.
Submitted by: PJ

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Bon Jovi's, "You Give Love a Bad Name"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Whoa, you're a loaded gun
Whoa, there's nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done
Why They're Insulting:
This is basically saying that Jon wants nothing to do with his ex.
Submitted by: Dayna

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Cure's, "Why Can't I Be You?"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I'll eat you all up
(later)
You make me, make me, make me hungry for you!
Why They're Inappropriate:
Maybe it's just me, but these lines (which occur nonconsecutively in the second verse) seem to imply cannonballism. That comes across as inappropriate.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

George M. Cohan, "Harrigan"
The Words:
Harrigan
Comments
H-A-double R-I-G-A-N spells Harrigan
Submitted By: Opie M.
Mac Dre, "Get Stupid"
The Words:
Stupid
Comments
We go S - T - U - P - I - D When we go to the club we don't need ID Everywhere we go its a party yall We gone get it cracking like the Mardi Gras Get stupid, get stupid, get stupid, get stupid Go stupid, go stupid, go stupid Come and go stupid with me
Submitted By: Gabe

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

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
Betty Hutton, "Doing What Come Natur'lly"
The Made Up Words:
natur'lly
Comments
From the musical, Annie Get Your Gun.
Submitted By: Sheila Oh

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

The Lumineers, "Where We Are"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Where we are. (Where we are.) I don't know where we are.
Comments
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Weezer, "A Little Bit Of Love"
Lyrics it Opens With:
A little bit, a little bit of love.
Comments
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Red Hot Chili Peppers', "They’re Red Hot"
The Lyrics:
I'm gonna upset your backbone, put your kidneys to sleep
I'll due to break 'way your liver and dare your heart to beat 'bout my, hey
Why:
He’s saying he wants to kill me…
Submitted by: TheTrueTh1ng

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

ACDC's, "Who Made Who"
The Lyrics:
The title and chorus "Who Made Who".
Why:
Not only is it a question that lacks a question mark, it also uses the word "who" for the second (object) pronoun which should actually be "whom".
Submitted by: James McPherson

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Sting's, "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
The Lyrics:
There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight.<>She walks every day through the streets of New Orleans.
Why:
Refers to Bourbon Street, and the U.S. city of New Orleans Louisiana where Bourbon Street is located in the city's famous "French Quarter".
Submitted by: Edward

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Tom Petty And The Hearbreakers', "Refugee"
The Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee
(Don't have to live like a refugee)
Why:
On the parenthetical line, the back-up singers pronounced "refugee" as "ref-yoo-jay". Why? I have no idea.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

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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

Adrienne Lenker's, "Forwards Beckon Rebound"
The Lyrics:
Forwards, beckon, rebound
Why:
War birds, reckon, bee found
Submitted by: Francesca Burleson

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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

Pat Benatar's, "In The Heat Of The Night"
The Lyrics:
In the heat of the night, when you know it ain't right.
Why:
It's both the title of a movie and a TV show. In The Heat Of The Night, the movie, was released in the late 1960s starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Then about 20 years later the TV show In The Heat Of The Night, based on the movie ran from 1988 to 1995. It was a 1 hour crime drama starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.
Submitted by: Edward

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Belinda Carlisle's, "Heaven is a Place on Earth"
The Lyrics:
Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth? Ooh, Heaven is a place on earth They say in Heaven love comes first We'll make Heaven a place on earth Ooh, Heaven is a place on earth
Why:
If you have this as your ringtone, best hope you're not at Dignitas in Switzerland. Some of the people who go there might not like to hear that Heaven isn't their next destination.
Submitted by: Naughty Autie

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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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