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23 Song Lyrics You've Probably Been Singing Wrong For Years

No, TLC wasn't saying "Jason Waterfalls."

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to weigh in on commonly misheard song lyrics. Here are the hilarious results:

1. "Waterfalls" — TLC


Misheard lyric: "'Waterfalls' by TLC. I always thought they were singing, 'Don't go JASON Waterfalls' instead of 'chasing.' I was always curious as to who Jason might be!"

Actual lyric: Don't go chasin' waterfalls / Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.

—Submitted by Kristi Cecil, Facebook

2. "Drift Away" – Uncle Cracker

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Misheard lyric: "The Uncle Cracker song — I always thought it was 'give me the Beach Boys, and free my soul.'"

Actual lyric: Give me the beat boys and free my soul.

—Submitted by Rachel Epstein, Facebook

3. "La Isla Bonita" — Madonna

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Misheard lyric: "Last night I dreamt of soft bagels."

Actual lyric: Last night I dreamt of San Pedro.

—Submitted by Michelle Soto, Facebook

4. "Lucille" — Kenny Rogers

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Misheard lyric: "When I was a kid I heard Kenny Rogers [as saying], 'You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille, with 400 children and a crop in the field.'"

Actual lyric: You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille / With four hungry children.

—Submitted by Erika Purtell, Facebook

5. "Bug a Boo" — Destiny's Child

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Misheard lyric: "When I was younger I thought the lyrics to Destiny Child’s song Bug-A-Boo were 'break my knees so I can’t move cause you a bug a boo.'"

Actual lyric: Tell MCI to cut the phone calls / Break my lease so I can move.

—Submitted by Voicelikeabelle

6. "The One That Got Away" — Katy Perry

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Misheard lyric: "Katy Perry’s 'The One That Got Away.' The lyric is 'Be us against the world,' but I always hear 'The ass against the world' lol"

Actual lyric: We'd keep all our promises / Be us against the world.

—Submitted by franciellec

7. "Little Talks" — Of Monsters and Men

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Misheard lyric: "For Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men, I always thought it says ‘sh*t will carry on.’ Sang it that way until my best friend corrected me."

Actual lyric: Cause though the truth may vary / This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.

—Submitted by missmary108

8. "Tiny Dancer" — Elton John

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Misheard lyric: “'Hold me closer Tony Danza…' My husband and I sing it that way every time for laughs."

Actual lyric: Hold me closer tiny dancer / Count the headlights on the highway.

—Submitted by SqueedleDee

9. "Broken" — Lifehouse

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Misheard lyric: "It sounds like he says 'I have lost my wiener.'"

Actual lyric: The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone / I may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home.

—Submitted by tjl4148deaa7

10. "Take Me to Church" — Hozier

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Misheard lyric: "I was convinced Hozier’s 'Take Me to Church' went 'take me to church / I whistled like a dog at the time of your life.' Only now have I realized it’s 'take me to church / I worshipped like a dog at the shrine of your life.'"

Actual lyric: Take me to church / I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies.

—Submitted by ed24

11. "Single Ladies" — Beyoncé

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Misheard lyric: "In Beyoncé’s 'Single Ladies,' my friend thought she said ‘very own jeans’ instead of ‘Dereon jeans.’"

Actual lyric: got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips / Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans.

—Submitted by lequanj

12. "That Don't Impress Me Much" — Shania Twain

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Misheard lyric: "In Shania Twain’s 'That Don’t Impress Me Much,' I hear 'I can’t believe you kiss your cock at night.'”

Actual lyric: I can't believe you kiss your car good night / C'mon baby tell me —you must be jokin', right?!

—Submitted by TammyGrace92

13. "Royals" — Lorde

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Misheard lyric: "'Royals' by Lorde — 'you can call me green bean' instead of 'you can call me queen bee.' I prefer the misheard lyric, tbh."

Actual lyric: You can call me queen Bee / And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule.

—Submitted by jennys4feb2540d

14. "Dirty Deeds" — AC/DC / Via

Misheard lyric: For YEARS I thought AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds said, “dirty deeds and the Dunder Kings” not “Dirty Deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.” I was extremely embarrassed when my AC/DC obsessed boyfriend (now husband) corrected me during a road trip sing-a-long. I just figured the Dunder Kings was an Australian pop culture reference. Whoops!

Actual lyric: Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap / Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap.

—Submitted by Redbomber

15. "Only Girl" — Rihanna

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Misheard lyric: "I used to think this Rihanna song went 'I want you to take me, like a beef in the night.'”

Actual lyric: I want you to take me, like a thief in the night.

—Submitted by brittneylangdon95

16. "Empire State of Mind" — Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys

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Misheard lyric: "In the song 'Empire State of Mind,' it sounds like Alicia Keys is saying 'soggy concrete tomato.'”

Actual lyric: In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of / There's nothin' you can't do / Now you're in New York.

—Submitted by justinprasad2003

17. "Obsessed" — Mariah Carey

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Misheard lyric: "In Mariah Carey’s 'Obsessed, I thought the line that goes something like 'with your Napoleon complex' was 'put your nipple in a complex.'"

Actual lyric: Got you all fired up, with your Napoleon complex / Seein' right through you like you're bathin' in Windex.

—Submitted by annar412f3928e

18. "Blinded by the Light" — Bruce Springsteen

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Misheard lyric: "It always used to drive me nuts when my boyfriend would purposely sing 'revved up like a DOUCHE.' Every time I would correct him: It’s ‘deuce'! It means a fast car!”

Actual lyric: Yeah, he was blinded by the light / Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night / Blinded by the light.

—Submitted by lindseymarieb3

19. "Let It Go" — Frozen

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Misheard lyric: "My 3-year-old Frozen-mad daughter — instead of Elsa singing, 'No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free!' she sings, “No right, no wrong, no rules for me, tambourine!'"

Actual lyric: No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free! / Let it go, let it go.

—Submitted by alexh45e7e5552

20. "This One's For The Girls" — Martina McBride

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Misheard lyric: "Martina McBride — 'This One's for the Girls.' I thought it was 'tossing panties into the fountain of youth.'"

Actual lyric: This is for all you girls about 42 / Tossing pennies into the fountain of youth.

—Submitted by Nora Cozadd, Facebook

21. "Anaconda" — Nicki Minaj

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Misheard lyric: "In Nicki Minaj’s 'Anaconda,' I thought she was saying 'and when we done I make him buy me lo mein' (instead of Balmain) for the longest time.

Actual lyric: He toss my salad like his name Romaine / And when we done, I make him buy me Balmain.

—Submitted by Rose5006

22. "Rolling in the Deep" — Adele


Misheard lyrics: "Rolling in the Deep by Adele. It's not the actual lyrics to the song itself, but the lyrics of the backing vocals for the chorus. I have always heard the lines "well then where is she/never had red meat/cheesy butter cup/rolling in the deep" instead of whatever the actual backing vocal lyrics are."

Actual lyrics: You're gonna wish you never had met / Tears are gonna fall / Rolling in the deep.

—Submitted by Jen Vogl, Facebook

23. "Shake It Off" — Taylor Swift

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Misheard lyric: "In Taylor Swift’s song 'Shake It Off' I thought the lyrics were 'bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake' — the actual words are 'fakers gonna fake.'"

Actual lyric: And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.

—Submitted by lisacb

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