It’s not so much that I ever actually mishear the lyrics to a song it’s that I’m never really listening closely in the first place. I listen to 99% of music when I’m in the car or commuting and I’m doing a million other things.
With that said, I’m just as guilty as anyone alive with singing the wrong lyrics to songs. It’s nice to see that I’m not alone. Jimmy Fallon sent out a tweet a few days ago that said “I used to think it was “Rocket Man, burnin’ down his fort of traffic cones.” #MisheardLyrics” and everyone started responding to the tweet with misheard lyrics of their own.
Jimmy compiled the best of those tweets into a short clip last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and I’ll be honest, some of these are pretty inexcusable, but I’m trying to withhold judgment. Since I know that a lot of you would rather scroll through tweets than watch a video, I’ve included a bunch of the tweets below as well as some that he didn’t include in this clip.
Here are those tweets for anyone who’d rather scroll through Twitter…
It’s a shame that anyone ever gets corrected. All of these people need to just be allowed to be themselves.
This song has plagued me forever. My first name’s Casspaul. ‘Rock the Casbah’ sounds eerily similar to Rock the Casspaul. People have been singing this shit to me forever.
We’re all guilty of this one.
They probably thought ‘You’re So Vain’ was also about them.
I think we’ve got the winner here.