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amIright Events -> Latest Entries

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)

Apr 26
Return of O.W.N. - Week 6 - "Sunflower"

This week we're taking a look at a great song from one of the best animated movies of 2018 - "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 19
Return of O.W.N. - Week 5 = "Hold Me Tight"

This week we're discovering the little talked about classic rock band from the U.K. called "The Beatles". Don't know why they decided to name themselves after a bunch of bugs but maybe Papa Roach knows... This is a classic Beatles number but has only been parodied twice so far on (Maybe we'll find out why) (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Kylie Minogue's, "I Should Be So Lucky"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I should be so lucky in love
indicates she feel entitled to get whatever she wants.
Submitted by: mads.

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Sugarloaf's, "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You"
The Lyrics:
Listen, kid, you paid for the call
You ain't bad, but we've heard it all before
And it sounds like John, Paul and George
Who They Mention:
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Beastie Boys', "The New Style"
The Lyrics:
I chill at White Castle 'cause it's the best
Product Brand Name:
White Castle
Submitted by: All-Starr

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Dr. Hook's, "More Like The Movies"
The Song Lyrics:
I guess the dance is over now,
So you just curtsy and I bow,
And ask the band to play us "Auld Lang Syne"...
Song They Mention:
"Auld Lang Syne" - a Scottish folk song typically associated with "farewell" ceremonies, including New Year's Eve.
Submitted by: Chowder

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Mr. Oizo's, "Let The Children Techno"
The dated Lyrics:
The year is 2017, WWV has now ended.
Why They're dated:
It's 2020 and we're only getting WWIII memes!
Submitted by: All-Starr

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

The Police's, "When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best "
The dirty Lyrics:
I run 'Deep Throat' again
It ran for years and years
Why They're dirty:
He's watching an infamous porno movie on his VCR over and over again. It features a porn star who loves doing the act of....
Submitted by: I've Been Stung Twice

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

The Beatles', "I Am The Walrus"
The Funny Lyrics:
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
Why They're funny:
This is the funniest Beatles line I know
Submitted by: Julian Kavanaugh

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Why They're Repetitive:
He sure is persistent.
Submitted by: Mike B

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Gorillaz's, "Clint Eastwood"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
Why They're Nonsensical:
How can you not be happy if you're feeling glad?
Submitted by: Nat

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Cats Can Fly's, "Lies Are Gonna Get You"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Lies are gonna get ya,
But the truth is gonna set you free.
Why They're Insincere:
Apparently, the band didn't worry about the lie in its own name! Incidentally, the whopping big cliche that "the truth will set you free" started with a saying of Jesus in the gospel of John. In the context, Jesus was addressing what he presented as a very specific truth, the truth of where salvation comes from, according to his teachings. He was not talking about truth in general. But those who have turned his saying into a runaway cliche present it out of context, as if it applied to truth in general. Ironically, among the prominent perpetrators of this runaway cliche are folks who couldn't hate Christianity more.
Submitted by: Beverly Stiles

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Puscifer's, "Potions"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Selling promises and potions that could take our memories away
Help forget I ever met you
Give me a baker's dozen, please
Wrap me up to go away
Why They're Misrhymed:
You can't rhyme the same word. In this case, "away".
Submitted by: All-Starr

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Billy Ray Cyrus', "Wher'm I Gonna Live?"
The Insulting Lyrics:
She meant what she said when she wished I was dead
Why They're Insulting:
His ex-wife tells him she wishes he died instead of living in her house.
Submitted by: Sundog

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Sammy Kershaw's, "Matches"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
And everybody at The Broken Spoke
All thought my crazy story was a joke
Now they're out there in the parking lot
Staring at the smoke
Why They're Inappropriate:
The verse implies the narrator committed arson.
Submitted by: Sundog

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Chemical Brothers, "Chemical"
The Words:
The C to H to E to M to I to C to A to L, the brothers, the brothers
Submitted By: All-Starr
Prince, "Automatic"
The Words:
'Automatic', partially
A-U-T-O-matic. This partial spelling is frequently used in the song.
Submitted By: Delirious Dan

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tom Waits, "Swordfishtrombone"
The Made Up Words:
"He went and took up with a Salvation Army band girl
Who played dirty water on a swordfishtrombone."
-- are the lyrics that have the title word in context. Neither the word nor its overall context in the song make its meaning very self-explanatory. I googled the word and tried to look up a definition, to make sure it wasn't a pre-existing word. I found nothing to suggest it to be anything other than the song's invention. It seems an obscure, not clearly definable term, just a juxtaposition of two dissimilar entities.
Submitted By: Natalie Lundgren
Ethel Merman, "It's De-Lovely"
The Made Up Words:
Lovely is a word but de-lovely isn't.
Submitted By: Old Man Edgar Winter

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

The White Stripes, "Sugar Never Tasted So Good"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Sugar never tasted so good, sugar never tasted so good. Sugar never tasted good to me, yeah!
Submitted By: All-Starr
Ween, "Ocean Man"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Ocean man, take me by the hand.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Arctic Monkeys', "Chun Li Flying Bird Kick"
The Lyrics:
Show us your special move!
Is it like they're trying to kill the listener?
Submitted by: All-Starr

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Meg Myers 's, "Funeral"
The Lyrics:
I'll hit you when you're down on one knee
I'll give you my heart when I'm six foot deep.
Sorry, Meg, but the correct answer is "six FEET deep".
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Sisters Of Mercy's, "Detonation Boulevard"
The Lyrics:
I caught something weird in Ensenada
I've a brother of sorts in Torquemada
Ensenada, Mexico, which is on the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula.
Submitted by: Bon John Bovi

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Commercial's, "Luden's Cough Drops (newsstand jingle)"
The Lyrics:
Honey, the way you wish
With Lemon or Licorice
Thw newsstand worker, played by the late Will Lee (better known as Mr. Hooper on "Sesame Street"), pronounces the word "licorice" as "lick-er-riss" instead of the more common "lick-er-rish".
Submitted by: Old Man Edgar Winter

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Alice Donut's, "J Train Downtown: A Nest of Murder"
The Lyrics:
Las cucarachas entran
Pero no puedan salir
Cockroaches come in
But can't get out
Submitted by: The Skuz

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Mavericks', "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down"
The Lyrics:
All you ever do is bring me down
Makin' me a fool all over town
And they all wonder why I wear a frown
That's 'cause honey, all you do is bring me down
This is an upbeat track about an unhappy relationship.
Submitted by: Bob

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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 Mamas & The Papas', "Creeque Alley"
The Lyrics:
And no one's getting fat except Mama Cass.
And no one's fitting cat except Mama Gas.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Cranberries', "I Just Shot John Lennon"
The Lyrics:
What a sad and sorry and sickening sight.
What a sad and sorry and sickening night.
The letter "S", used four times in the first line and three in the second.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Kate Bush 's, "Wuthering Heights"
The Lyrics:
Bad dreams in the night
They told me I was going to lose the fight
Leave behind my Wuthering, Wuthering, Wuthering Heights
The 1939 movie "Wuthering Heights", starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. It was directed by William Wyler and based on the novel by Emily Bronte.
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Shakira's, "She Wolf"
The Lyrics:
There's a she wolf in the closet
Open up and set her free
There's a she wolf in the closet
Let it out so it can breathe
This song as a ringtone could offend imprisoned women if your cellphone rang while inspecting a correctional facility (especially if they have been jailed there without a chance of getting bailed out).
Submitted by: Ant Ko

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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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