Everyone sings the wrong words to songs sometimes. Here are some of my favorite ones that I have encountered.
“I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
Actual Lyrics: “I’ll be your crying shoulder.”
This happened during soccer carpool in middle school. I was carpooling with 3 other girls, all named Sara(h). It went as follows:
Sarah T.: “I’ll be your crying so good.”
Sarah G.: “No, it’s ‘I’ll be your crying soldier’.”
Sara W.: “Guys, I’m pretty sure it’s ‘I’ll be your crying shoulder’.”
“Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones
Actual Lyrics: “I see a red door and I want to paint it black.”
The Boz (my brother Dylan) treated us to this rendition over Thanksgiving: “I see a widow and I want to paint it black.”
“No Diggity” by Blackstreet
Actual Lyrics: “I like the way you work it, no diggity, I got to bag it up.”
I was belting this one out in the car with Andy one day. “I like the way you work here. No diggity, got to bag shit up.” Andy started laughing so hard I could barely understand him. He asked me if I thought the song was about working at a grocery store. FYI, it’s not. I still sing the wrong words because I can.
“Sister Christian” by Night Ranger
Actual Lyrics: “Motorin’. What’s your price for flight?”
I sing “Motorhead! What’s your price for flight!” Andy asked me if it was about sexual acts in a car. Apparently it’s not.
“Oops, I Did It Again” by Britney Spears
Actual Lyrics: “Oops, I did it again. I played with your heart, got lost in the game.”
The Boz was a little dude when this song first came out. He liked to sing, “Oops I did it again! I babe-it your heart!” I still don’t know what a “babe-it” is.
“Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind
Actual Lyrics: “I’ll never let you go, I’ll never let you go.”
When I was in middle school and playing for a soccer club, there was a team from the nearby town of Bellevue that was called Magico. Much to our dismay, we thought the words to this song were “I love you Magico, I’ll never let you go.” We did NOT like Magico.
Have you ever sang the wrong words to a song before?