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Apr 13

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! Details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 9
One Week Notice - "(I'm No) Superman"

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! The song chosen ideally should be one that has not been already parodied on Amiright, and should also be of reasonable difficulty and length. --- Keeping up with the theme of Agrimorfee's and Peter's superhero songs here's another song about superheroes. This one was actually used as the theme song for "Scrubs" by indie pop rock artist Lazlo Bane. (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 2
Elton John's Magical History Tour

Ever wish you could travel back in time to the Golden Age of AmiRight? Well gas up your DeLorean, because we know exactly when lightning is gonna strike the clock tower! On Friday, April 30th, a crapload of AmiRight blasts from the pasts will all be showing up back at their old stomping grounds for the ELTON JOHN'S MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR CHALLENGE - In honor of time itself... The challenge is to parody any song by the flamboyant piano man: Elton John, and make it about something to do with History like the very first phone call OR the invention of the automobile OR businessmen addicted to cocaine in the 80s it's really up to you. Anything is up for grabs, INCLUDING NOT FOLLOWING THE CHALLENGE PARAMETERS AT ALL. (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
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

Confederate Railroad's, "Trashy Women"
The Lyrics:
They said, "Well, pardon us, son, she ain't no kid!
That's a cocktail waitress in a Dolly Parton wig!"
I said, "I know it, Dad. Ain't she cool?! That's the kind I dig!"
Who They Mention:
Dolly Parton
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Debbie Gibson's, "Cougar"
The Lyrics:
I'm a cougar, I'm on the prowl
Like a Krispy Kreme, I am hot now
Product Brand Name:
Krispy Kreme donuts
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

David Allan Coe's, "You Never Even Called Me by My Name"
The Song Lyrics:
Well, I've heard my name
A few times in your phone book (hello, hello)
And I've seen it on signs where I've played
Song They Mention:
The "hello, hello" response is somewhat of a reference to "Hello Walls" by Faron Young.
Submitted by: Bob

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

"Weird Al" Yankovic's, "Craigslist"
The dated Lyrics:
Well, we shared a quick glance
Saturday at the mall
I never took a chance
Never approached you at all
You were a blonde half-Asian with a bad case of gas
I was wearin' red Speedos and a hockey mask
Come on, let's find that love connection that we missed
Why They're dated:
Craigslist no longer runs personal ads like this
Submitted by: rachel c

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

Fall Out Boy's, "27"
The dirty Lyrics:
My body is an orphanage we take everyone in
Why They're dirty:
His body is an orphanage because he takes everyone in. I don't know, really, how else to take that other than he sleeps with everyone, ever.
Submitted by: Sarah

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Faith No More's, "Epic"
The Funny Lyrics:
You want it all but you can't have it.
It's in your face but you can't grab it.
Why They're funny:
If it's right in front of you, What makes it impossible to grab? Is "it" something that is simply intangible?
Submitted by: Daniel L

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Janieck's, "Does It Matter"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Do you think you're better off alone?
Why They're Repetitive:
This line repeats 4 times because this song samples Alice deejay's track "Better Off Alone".
Submitted by: AlexCaspian

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Heart's, "Ring Them Bells"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one.
Why They're Nonsensical:
How can bell-ringing prove that "God is one?" Also, is it implied that "God is a bell"?
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eagles', "Victim of Love"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Why They're Insincere:
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Brian Davies', "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Totally unprepared are you to face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you of things beyond your kin
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Men" and "Kin" don't rhyme.
Submitted by: EF

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Taco Grande"
The Insulting Lyrics:
(spoken) Entiendes lo que digo, gringo estupido tonto?
Why They're Insulting:
This part, which is actually spoken by comedian Cheech Marin, is Spanish for "Do you understand what I'm saying, you really stupid gringo?" This is insulting in two ways. First of all, 'gringo' is often a disparaging term for an English-speaking Hispanic person. The second way is going a step further by calling the addressee stupid. So it's a double-insult.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Billy Murray's, "In My Merry Oldsmobile (1900s)"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
You can go as far as you like with me
In My Merry Oldsmobile.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Wasn't this song written when it was more likely that the guy's footprints would be found upside down on the dashboard of a horse-drawn buggy? Maybe I should get my mind out of the gutter. :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy
One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
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

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Made Up Words:
According to the liner notes of the ELO compilation Flashback and elsewhere, Lynne has explained that he was singing that made-up word "Grooss", which some have suggested sounds like the German expression "Gruß" (Gruss). After the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as "Bruce" that Lynne actually began to sing the word as "Bruce" for fun at live shows.
Submitted By: Joey F.
Corky and the Juice Pigs, "I'm the Only Gay Eskimo"
The Made Up Words:
Well, me and Nukflukchukbuk, we both like blubber
Submitted By: Leopard Seal

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

Roxy Blue, "Nobody Knows"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Nobody knows what you're feeling
Submitted By: Joey F.
Todd Rundgren, "Can We Still Be Friends"
Lyrics it Opens With:
We can't play this game anymore, but can we still be friends?
This song was later recorded by namely Mandy Moore, Robert Palmer, and Rod Stewart.
Submitted By: Joey F.

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "Shy Hearts"
The Lyrics:
There are hearts that wait forever
no owner of such a heart could literally be alive...
Submitted by: mads?.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Yes', "Into the Lens"
The Lyrics:
I are a camera
I'm fully aware of the phrase 'I Am A Camera' which is the title of a 1951 Broadway play and a 1955 UK dramedy film based on the play but you would think a progressive rock band (as in 'thinking man's' rock) like YES would know better than to use such atrocious grammar like this. Get your arses back to elementary school, guys. You ain't learned your Queen's English very well! LOL
Submitted by: Graduate of Rock'n'Roll HS

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Gene Loves Jezebel's, "Jealous"
The Lyrics:
I spot two lovers on the Old Brompton Road
Old Brompton Road is a major street in the South Kensington district of London.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Scorpions', "I've Got To Be Free"
The Lyrics:
No taste in your actions
Klaus Meine pronounced "actions" as "ack-shones."
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Cat Stevens', "Rubylove"
The Lyrics:
Original Greek Ρούμπι γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά, έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
εσύ ήσουν σαν ήλιου ακτίδα
Ρούμπι μου μικρή
Transliteration Ruby glykia
Ela xana, ela xana konta mou
ela pro-ee, me tin av-ghee
esy isoun san illy-ou aktida
Ruby mou mikri
Sweet Ruby
Come back, come back to me
Come in the morning, with the dawn
you are like the sun shine
My little Ruby
Rubylove has a greek verse, and is in 7/8 time (which is typical of many traditional greek dances). Cat Stevens has Greek heritage.
Submitted by: Kokkinomalli

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eurythmics', "Would I Lie To You?"
The Lyrics:
I won't be here anymore,
I've packed my bags, cleaned the floor,
Watch me walking, walking out the door.
It's basically a song about a person breaking up with their significant other and just flat out leaving for good.
Submitted by: nally

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, that's that super bass
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 Everly Brothers', "Kathy's Clown"
The Lyrics:
I die each time I hear this sound:
I tie each dime. I sear this hound.
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Frank Sinatra's, "That's Life"
The Lyrics:
I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, poet, a pawn, and a king.
Except for the king reference, all the things he cites having been start with the letter "p". That makes for five initial "p" sounds in close proximity.
Submitted by: Lori Tirol

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Frank Zappa's, "You Are What You Is"
The Lyrics:
A foolish young man
From a middle class family
Started singin' the blues
'Cause he thought it was manly
Now he talks like the Kingfish
From Amos 'n' Andy
Amos 'n' Andy
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

The Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Lyrics:
And the girl in the corner
Is everybody's woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye.
Wow, not the kind of ringtone you want going off when you're filling out a police report.
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%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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  Lyrics Quiz #75 - Average score 44% with 91 participants.

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