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15 Of The Funniest Misheard ’90s Rock Lyrics

Why was Alanis Morrissette so upset about that cross-eyed bear?

1. Alanis Morrissette, “You Oughta Know”

Real lyrics: “It’s not fair to deny me of the cross I bear, that you gave to me.”

2. Foo Fighters, “My Hero”

Real lyrics: “There goes my hero, he’s ordinary.”

3. Stone Temple Pilots, “Interstate Love Song”

Real lyrics: “Feelin’ like a hand in rusted shame.”

4. Hootie and the Blowfish, “Hold My Hand”

Real lyrics: “I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can.”

5. Live, “All Over You”

Real lyrics: “Our love is like water, pinned down and abused for being strange.”

6. Pearl Jam, “Even Flow”

Real lyrics: “Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies.”

7. Everclear, “Santa Monica”

Real lyrics: “I am still livin’ with your ghost, lonely and still dreamin’ of the west coast.”

8. No Doubt, “Just A Girl”

Real lyrics: “I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite.”

9. Oasis, “Champagne Supernova”

Real lyrics: “Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.”

10. Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones”

Real lyrics: “All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful, grey is my favorite color.”

11. Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Real lyrics: “Here are now, entertain us.”

12. Foo Fighters, “Monkey Wrench”

Real lyrics: “What do you do when all your enemies are friends?”

13. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under the Bridge”

Real lyrics: “Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner.”

14. Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”

Real lyrics: “The beautiful people, the beautiful people.”

15. The Breeders, “Saints”

Real lyrics: “Summer is ready when you are.”

Illustrations by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.

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