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Oct 17
All-Time Favorites

New to the site? Looking for the best parodies AmiRight has to offer? Then check out the All-Time Favorites thread on the messageboard, where you'll find recently updated lists of some the greatest parodies in AmiRight history, conveniently gathered and haphazardly categorized! (Comments & Parodies)

Oct 13
www.inthe00s.com

ONE WEEK NOTICE-- An AmIRight for all parodists to participate. One song that has never been parodied here, submitted before publishing date of 10/2017 (i.e., Thursday the 19th). Details in the link (Comments & Parodies)

Oct 6
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Headless Horseman" (October 13th)

Happy Halloween Amirighters! Come and parody this classic from the classic Disney animated movie "Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" Anybody is free to enter! So come one, come all and enjoy this Amiright Halloween Special! (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Bruce Springsteen's, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Running down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
Well he ain't my boss no more, Sandy
Comments:
He's bragging about another girl to Sandy. Just what Sandy wants to hear!
Submitted by: I've Seen Bruce Springsteen Live 4X!

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Method Man's, "Let's Ride"
The Lyrics:
Johnny, but ladies call me Big John Studd
Who They Mention:
1980's professional wrestler Big John Studd
Submitted by: JeReMy

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Shenandoah's, "Next To You, Next To Me"
The Lyrics:
We'll be rockin' there side by side
With barbeque chicken and the TV Guide.
Product Brand Name:
TV Guide magazine
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Madonna's, "Express Yourself"
The Song Lyrics:
Spoken:
Come on, girls!
Do you believe in love?
Song They Mention:
Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Submitted by: Naomi Volts

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Roxy Music's, "Cry Cry Cry"
The dated Lyrics:
You're steppin' on holy ground
Hold it there!
I'm fading out your hologram
A phoney toothpaste smile
Remember when you cry cry cry
Your heart out
I did mine
Why They're dated:
'fading out your hologram' - that implies a future development. Well, we now have hologram entertainment, people paying to see holograms of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and other dead celebrities. Also, since this song is from 1979, this also indicates that maybe Bryan Ferry & Co. saw the phenomenal movie STAR WARS which came out in 1977 and in the cinemas until 1979. Of course, that flick features hologram messages from Princess Leah smuggled and stored on the R2D2 droid. A little bit of entertainment history for ya!
Submitted by: I Love Foxy Roxy Music

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

The Who's, "Pictures of Lily"
The dirty Lyrics:
He said, son now here's some little something And stuck them on my wall And now my nights ain't quite so lonely In fact I, I don't feel bad at all I don't feel so bad at all Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night Pictures of Lily solved my childhood problems Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright
Why They're dirty:
Clearly this is one of the all-time great songs about taking matters into hand, i.e., wanking.
Submitted by: Sy Borg

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Good Charlotte's, "Girls And Boys"
The Funny Lyrics:
Girls don't like boys; girls like cars and money
Boys will laugh at girls when they're not funny
Why They're funny:
Self explanatory...
Submitted by: Kristi

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Sting's, "When the Angels Fall"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
When the Angels Fall
Why They're Repetitive:
it's said at the end at least 6 times, then after a drum beat Sting says, "Good night".
Submitted by: Roxanne's Boyfriend

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Bobby Darin's, "It's Only A Paper Moon"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Without your love,
It's a honky-tonk parade.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This song came out in 1933, and has been done by various artists, notably including Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. I've cited the Bobby Darin version (which came out in 1966) because the submission form is still not set up to cite a proper decade for performances before the 1950s or after 2009. I know what a honky-tonk is, and I know what a parade is. But mix the two, and I draw a blank on what the term might mean. I've looked up "honky-tonk parade" and most of the hits are for this line in this song. So this song seems to be the origin of the term and offers no explanation therein as to what a honky-tonk parade might be. The principal exception I found to those hits is a song named "Honky Tonk Parade", written and recorded by Billy Gilman. Billy Gilman wasn't born until 1988. So however clever his song may be, it is at best an attempted explanation after the fact when it comes to trying to explain a baffling phrase in a song that first came out in 1933. In fact, Gilman's song makes several references to things all predated by any 1933 song, including Disneyland, Spiderman, and Snoopy.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Beatles', "Don't Let Me Down"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'm in love for the first time,
Don't you know it's gonna last?
Why They're Insincere:
Assuming that "I" was from John's point of view, expressing his feelings about being with Yoko: although his love for her actually did last until his eventual death a decade later, what did being with Cynthia mean to him then!?
Submitted by: Chowder

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Ned Miller's, "Whistle Walking"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
It may seem to be a crazy scheme,
But I know what I'm after --
A girl I know and a bungalow
And all that follows after.
Why They're Misrhymed:
He attempts to rhyme "after" with itself. Sorry Ned, but that is called identity, which is not a legitimate rhyme.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Green Day's, "Nobody Likes You (Part 3 of Homecoming)"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Nobody likes you
Everyone left you
They're all out without you
Having fun
Why They're Insulting:
It seems to rub in the rejection of the person being sung to. That can't be good.
Submitted by: Ezma

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Oh What A Lovely War's, "They Were Only Playing Leapfrog"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
One fat flea flew up the flue as another fat flea flew down.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Contrary to an apparently popular belief, which must have inspired this line, fleas have no wings and cannot fly. The name of the taxonomic order to which they belong is 'Siphonaptera', meaning wingless suckers, reflecting their flightlessness. They can jump considerable distances, perhaps contributing to an illusion that they fly.
Submitted by: Valerie Cameron

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
rock
Comments
R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again, yeah
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl
Pink, "True Love"
The Words:
romance
Comments
Repeat after me now / R-O-M-A-N-C-E-E-E (she says the E three times to complete the line, I guess)
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dr. John, "Chickee Le Pas"
The Made Up Words:
Chickee Le Pas
Comments
Even by Dr. John standards this one's bizarro.
Submitted By: Amanda
311, "Brodels"
The Made Up Words:
Brodel
Comments
Submitted By: YYYfan

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

Tommy Roe, "Hooray For Hazel"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Hooray for Hazel, she put me down
Comments
Submitted By: Frosty The Cat
Duran Duran, "All She Wants Is"
Lyrics it Opens With:
All she wants is...(x3)
Comments
All she wants is what?
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Vogues', "Turn Around, Look At Me"
The Lyrics:
There is someone walking behind you
turn around, look at me
There is someone watching your footsteps
turn around, look at me.
Why:
It's the BOOGIE MAN! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This about stalking.
Submitted by: You Better Run Like Hell

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Rythm Syndicate's, "P.A.S.S.I.O.N."
The Lyrics:
I try to cool the fire, fire! Like I oughta should, but it's too late to turn back, the S-E-X is just too good.
Why:
I'm not usually one to complain about grammar in song lyrics but this one really bugs me and sticks out like a sore thumb. Never mind I think it's weird they repeat the word "fire" in this line. But then they have this awful "oughta should" in there. Number one, ought and should basically mean the same thing so that's redundant. Number two, "Like I know I should" would've worked just fine and been grammatically correct. I can't figure out why they went with saying "oughta should" that just makes it sound like it was written by a 10 year old. But whatever I've never liked the song anyways.
Submitted by: Edward

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
The Lyrics:
We come on the sloop John B My grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam Drinking all night Got into a fight Well I feel so broke up I want to go home
Why:
Nassau, in the Bahamas is mentioned in the first verse
Submitted by: Rick

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Emilie Ramirez's, "Tranquilizer"
The Lyrics:
Tranquilizer tranquilizer
Why:
Emilie always mispronounces "tranquilizer" as "trankalizer"
Submitted by: Courtney Windexer

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Mariah Carey's, "Infinity"
The Lyrics:
Je ne comprends pas
Why:
This is a French phrase which translates to "I do not understand."
Submitted by: redsimba

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Huey Lewis And The News', "Walking On A Thin Line"
The Lyrics:
Sometimes in my bed at night,
I cure the dark and I pray for the light.
Sometimes the light's no consolation.
Why:
It's a song about a war veteran with PTSD.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Boom-ba-doom-boom-boom-ba-doom-boom-boom
Yeah, that's that super bass
Why:
That's the sound of a bass, or as Nicki compares it, a heartbeat
Submitted by: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

The Stray Cats', "Rock This Town"
The Lyrics:
Make them scream and shout
Why:
Make them shream and scout
Submitted by: Naomi Volts

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

ZZ Top's, "Sleeping Bag"
The Lyrics:
Slip inside my sleeping bag
Why:
Three 's' sounds in this refrain alone.
Submitted by: Rocky

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

David Frizzell's, "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home"
The Lyrics:
There'll be Monday Night Football, on T.V. above the bar.
And a pay phone in the hallway, when your friends can't find their car.
Why:
Monday Night Football
Submitted by: Bob

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

The Police's, "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Lyrics:
Those girls are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be a teacher's pet.
Why:
Imagine what would happen if a student's phone went off? They would think that the teacher is having an inappropriate relationship with their student.
Submitted by: Celeste

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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 12% with 8 participants.

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