Do you ever realize that you having been singing the wrong words all along?

United States
October 22, 2009 7:13pm CST
I know everyone has done it including myself..there is a song out there that you sing to or have sang before and have completely been singing the wrong lyrics or words the whole time. It's embarrassing I know especially if you are with someone that knows the real lyrics and tells you that what you have been singing all this time is wrong. Mine worst one would have to be R.E.M's Losing My Religion I always thought since I was young that he said "Let's pee in the corner, Let's pee in the spotlight. but the real lyric actually goes "That's me in the corner, That's me in the spotlight" It was my husband that was the one to break my heart and tell me that that is the stupidest version of it he had ever heard and why would i think he was peeing in the corner? Well I don't know that is just what my brain was hearing LOL well I now of course think it is ubsurd but I was young then and that is the excuse I am sticking with. So what about you is there a song like that out there for you and what is it? What did you think the lyrics where and what are the real lyrics?
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14 responses
@danitykane (3193)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
haha. I have!!! Just a month ago, I heard beyonce's song on the radio... I thought its..."eagle, such a huge eagle". Funny because, I was singing it like I know the lyrics and I thought that, it was an eagle and the characteristic of the person shes talking about in the song was strong like an eagle. Then when I ran to my pc and check its lyrics.. it says "ego, such a huge ego". haha,. Well it sounded eagle though... i just laugh about it.. I actually have lots of "my own version" of songs...I think its how you sing it, if you sing it well and believes thats the lyrics of the song you're singing, then they will not notice it... haha.. Happy lotting!
• United States
23 Oct 09
• United States
24 Oct 09
Haha...that is a great one. I think I like your version of it better, I just might start singing it that way =) Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
LOL! This happened to me while I was singing Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield. My sister corrected me on my lyrics, which I was singing over and over again. hahahah. In my mind, the lyrics were 'release your INNER VISION, ... live your life with arms wide open THROUGH THE YEARS, where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.".. My sister was laughing so hard when she heard me, first of all, inner vision should be Inhibitions ( it sounded the same right?!) and Through the years should be TODAY IS... hehehehe. Well, I admit through the years is a little off when it comes to the logic of the sentence, but it sounded like it, so I thought what the hell right? ehhehee.
• United States
17 Nov 09
Hehehehehehe...that is so funny because I was singing the same thing...I so thought she said release your INNER VISION, I knew the other part but i had no idea that is what she was saying. OMG it makes so much better sense with the word inhibitions in there. LOL I am sure I will still sing it worng only because I have been singing it like this for so long but i will at least make sure I sing it right in front of people now LOL Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
LOL! atleast i'm not alone on this one.. hehehe. Inner vision and inhibitions really does sound the same thing, specially when your singing it.. hehehe.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
23 Oct 09
Hi friend, your topic is interesting also funny. I think everyone crossed and had the experience. sometime i don't know the exact lyrics but i wanna fulfill the song thats why i use wrong words. Most of them doing the same they just wanna fulfil the music and song so they will match and insert some other words to sing... hehehehe we never know but if someone hear our song they will make us crazy
• United States
17 Nov 09
Hehehe I have also did a few lalalala hums in the place of words I don't know just to make it sound good...or I know my favorite thing to do is to just hum it all but the last word of each line because that is normally the only part of the song I know LOL Thanks for your response
• India
17 Nov 09
hahhaha, Welcome... Thank u... happy mylotting...
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
21 Nov 09
Yep - I've done it many times. Sometimes with my favorite band - Hanson. Taylor likes to make the lyrics difficult. I swear that boy is going to kill us fans! We recently had a Q and A with the band and someone asked about the lyrics to a song...we all knew it but not the real version. It was "I turned 20 five days ago" but we weren't sure if it was "I turned 25 days ago" there are some that i actually have to go look the lyrics up to know I am singing it right. However, I love the way the songs sound in the end and wouldn't change it for the world...but a lyrics booklet would be nice! lol
• United States
22 Nov 09
Wow...where are you from? I didn't even realize that Hanson was still around and performing any longer. Thanks for your response HansonFan
• United States
23 Oct 09
LOL this has happened to me ALOT.. Fergie it took me a ling time to realize she was saying uno cards I was inlightened my family, so I went home to LOOK it up on lyrics.com sure enough I was wrong LOL It was fun finding out something new tho.. I'm not sure which one it was, but my husband had one like that too, he was sure that is the way it was, we looked it up.. So, surley don't feel bad... It is something else that makes life Fun and Adds Laughter
• United States
17 Nov 09
It sure does make it fun finding out after all this time you were singing it wrong but you know what else is even funnier is when you know the right words and someone else is singing it wrong....LOL I love telling a person the right lyrics especially if they are really off from the real words. I don't try to be mean it is just funny seeing their faces when they realize they are wrong Thanks for your response
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
23 Oct 09
That's so funny, Froggie. You didn't think it a bit odd that he was singing about his religion and peeing all in one song? Ya, we've all done it. One that comes to mind is that song by Beck...Baby your a lost cause. We were all in the car one day and that song came on. My daughter started singing along in the backseat....Baby your a Llama. It took several times of her listening to the song before she would believe us that her lyrics were funny but not right. Anyway, thanks for the giggles. Can't wait to see the other responses!
• United States
17 Nov 09
Actually I did find it strange sid but I didn't know it was the early 90's when grunge was coming in and who knows what everyone was on back then, I just assumed it was another messed up song like The Doors used to sing LOL.... That is cute about your daughter, I had to go in and find that song and I could so see where she would think he says that...she isn't too far off and frankly I think I like her version better LOL Thanks for your response
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
23 Oct 09
My problem is that sometimes I can only remember part of the song. So I end up singing it over and over. It can get really annoying. Can't say I remember a wrong lryic, but I am sure I have.
• United States
17 Nov 09
I wish I could remember more songs...my husband is a freak like that he can go around and sing a song without not even hearing the music and be right on and I hate it..I need the music and even then I get it wrong. Darn men...Thanks for your response
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
I usually forgot the lyrics but rhythm and music always kept in my mind .So only words become different from actual but who cares , it is now my own creation with new lyrics :).
• United States
17 Nov 09
I need the music and rhythm just to remember a song anymore. Someone will start singing a song and then "throw me the mic" so to speak and I will be like DUH...I have no clue without the music..sing me the tune and maybe I can help you but other than that forget it. Thanks for your response
@carmelbg (521)
23 Oct 09
Thats really funny! I have confused some lyrics in songs before and yes its embarrassing when you get caught out! My husband, however, is terrible with song lyrics, he can never remember them and sings along without a clue. Even though he knows he isn't singing the right words, he will just make up his own!
• United States
17 Nov 09
It is total opposite here, my husband knows almost all lyrics and I am the one that makes up lyrics on my own. He is always correcting me when I am wrong but at least he does it in a playful way so I don't get my feelings hurt. LOL I think as long as they words sound good and like they should fit there than just let it be HEHEHE Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I have many incidents of singing the wrong words! Hahaha. My friends simply make fun of me when I do so. So, to be safe, I usually ask my friends who know the song for the lyrics, or at times I simply hum along to the tune. This is totally embarrassing! Hahahah :) Nice discussion by the way. :) Happy MyLotting!
• United States
24 Oct 09
Thanks..I have asked friends to or even pretended not to but will listen to see how they sing the songs hoping I am singing it just like them and most of the time I am but there has been times when they sing songs different then me and I think am I wrong or could it be them??? I am just going to say it is them. Thanks for your response!
• Indonesia
23 Oct 09
Yes, it also happened a lot to me. When I heard a song that i like, i often singing them a loud. I sing it with confidence although i am not sure if the lyrics is true or false. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with singing with a false lyrics since usually i only sing for my self. But, if i really like the song i usually buy it cs/ cassette and then from their album i can see the true lyrics ( if they provide one ) and start singing it with the right lyrics. Thanks
• United States
24 Oct 09
Hehe..I am alright with singing them wrong especially when I don't even know that I am singing them wrong in the first place. If I have the cd then I normally end up looking at the lyrics as long as the cd has it but if it doesnt or I dont have the cd then I will just end up singing what I think it says LOL Thanks for your response!
@snowy22315 (33014)
• United States
23 Oct 09
That is funny froggieslover. I think everyone has had that experience. I remember cher had a song once where the realy lyric was "just like a child without a home." I heard just like a child without a horn. There are other songs like that where I couldn't distinguish the lyrics and just kind of made something up that didnt really make sense.
• United States
24 Oct 09
Evening snowy.....I really like your spin on your that song, I know what song your talking about too and I think it would make total sense for the kids to not have a horn either LOL....Thanks for your response!
• United States
23 Oct 09
Thats made my day, thats so funny!! Your topic is so funny too because I know exactly what you mean!! I can't remember any songs in particular because girl Im always singing to something and no I dont have the greatest voice on the block, can't help it, lol but I've had that happen to me with a few songs that now when I buy a new cd with actual lyrics or I'll be on my computer and look up Lyricfreak and be like, oh, oh thats what they were saying its so funny but i loved your story, it made me laugh.
• United States
24 Oct 09
There are more that I screw up to but that is the one I think it was the worst and the one I get made fun of for the most. I don't have the greatest voice either that is why I always sing in the bathroom the most, the acoustics in there make me sound like I am a professional that had lessons for years I am too afraid to look up any new song lyrics for fear there are other great songs I am screwing up. Thanks for your response revellanotvanella!
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Hahahaha! LOL! That lyrics is funny! Yes. I've sang some songs with wrong lyrics but I've done this during my childhood days. Until now sometimes I sing a song with a wrong lyrics without knowing that my lyrics are wrong. If that's what I heard, then that's what I'm going to sing. It makes me laugh out load when I'm checking the real lyrics of the song and I feel so embarrassed too!
• United States
24 Oct 09
Hahaha...I am like that too. I would rather sing it wrong and enjoy it then have to try and retrain myself to learn it the real way after singing it so long the wrong way. Thanks for your response =)