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10 Of The Most Misunderstood Song Lyrics Of All Time

What would "wrapped up like a douche" even mean?

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"Purple Haze"–Jimi Hendrix

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What You Heard: "Excuse me, while I kiss this guy."

What He Says: "Excuse me, while I kiss the sky."

Jimi may have been into some funky stuff, but in this song the only thing he wants to get funky with is the sky!

"Blinded By The Light"–Manfred Mann's Earth Band

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What You Heard: "...wrapped up like a douche..."

What He Says: "...revved up like a deuce..."

Sorry, Manfred Mann fans. This hit song ISN'T an ode to feminine hygiene products!

"All You Need Is Love"–The Beatles

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What You Heard: "All you need is love."

What They Said: "All you need is blood."

Obviously, you need more than love. A lot more. Like blood. Weirdly, the song's official title also contains the misheard word "Love." Love really isn't even that important in life.

"We Found Love"–Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

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What You Heard: "We found love in a hopeless place."

What She Says: "We found [INAUDIBLE] in a hopeless place."

You can't just "find" love. I mean, who knows if love really even exists? So RiRi must have meant something else. Maybe she found gloves? Or lugs, aka luggage?

Finding lost luggage - now that would be something worth writing a song about.


"Crazy In Love"–Beyoncé


What You Heard: "Your love's got me looking so crazy right now."

What She Says: "Your love's got me looking so crazy right now."

Okay, so maybe you didn't mishear this lyric, but Beyoncé definitely miswrote it. I mean, does this song take place in a fantasy world where everyone is in love?

"Shake It Off"–Taylor Swift

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What You Heard: "Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake / Shake it off, Shake it off."

What She Says: "Baby, I'm just gonna cry, cry, cry / Cry forever. Love isn't real no matter what anybody or my other songs say."

Yeah, the way the recording engineers screwed things up makes this easy to mishear. But T-Swift is definitely singing about how love is just a bunch of chemicals in your brain.

"Drunk In Love"–Beyoncé


What You Heard: "Oh baby, drunk in love we be all night."

What She Meant: "I am in love with my husband and you, the listener, will never feel as good as I do."

Come on, Beyoncé! You don't have to rub our faces in it. We get it. You're in love.


All Of Celine Dion's Songs–Celine Dion

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What You Heard: Some claptrap about how great love is.

What She Should Have Said: Don't worry if you're alone forever.

Thanks for ruining every middle school dance, bar mitzvah, and wedding ever with your LIES about love, Celine.

"Love On Top"–Beyoncé

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What You Hear: "Baby, it's you. / You're the one I love. / You're the one I need. / You're the only one I see."

What I Have To Say To Beyoncé: Shut up.

Now you're just being rude, Beyoncé.

Have you misheard a song that seemed to be about love which, of course, wouldn't make any sense at all because love is an emotion most people will never feel?