A few years ago we published a top 10 of misheard lyrics here at UG. We had great fun back than, so we decided to dig up some more to define the mood for the upcoming week. Here is a Top 10 of Misheard Lyrics 2.0
Apparently, Steve Harris, Iron Maiden's bass player and writer of the song, was immensely afraid of one particular duck back in the day. Probably nothing new to you, but come on, it’s a gem. It had to be included.
Misheard lyrics: ''Fear of the duck, fear of the duck / I have a phobia that someone's always there''
Actual lyrics: “Fear of the dark, fear of the dark / I have a phobia that someone's always there”
Could be possible that Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart because people were trying to make sure they’ve heard the lyrics right.
Misheard lyrics: ''i tell you to end your life... i wish i could but it’s too late''
Actual lyrics: “I tell you to enjoy life...I wish I could but it's too late”
Looks like Mikael Åkerfeldt from the Swedish heavy metal band Opeth thinks of tacos every time he hears the baying hounds.
Misheard lyrics: "I hear the baying of the hounds in the distance / I hear them devouring / The best made tacos of the earth"
Actual lyrics: “I hear the baying of the hounds / In the distance, I hear them devouring / Pest ridden jackals of the earth”
John Petrucci, frontman of American progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater, wrote the song “Voices” about mental schizophrenia, while using religious themes to make the song more metaphorical and vivid. The song turned out to be a success, but perhaps he could work on articulation a bit more.
Misheard lyrics: “F*** this wh*re, Drink a Troll...”
Actual lyrics: "Thought Disorder, Drain Control...”
German power-metal band Halloween had a cognominal song on their second studio release called “Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Pt. 1”. A lot of people remember it because of the misheard lyrics:
MASTURBATE! MASTURBATE! Grab your musket, don't be late!
The Actual lyrics said: "Masquerade! Masquerade! Grab your mask, and don't be late”
"Sequoia Throne" is a song by Protest The Hero and is the second single released from their 2008 album Fortress. In this song some people hear a short touching confession.
Misheard lyrics: “I like boobies and pie!”
Actual lyrics: "Like our movies imply!”
The chorus of song called "Crawl Through Knives" by a Swedish heavy metal band In Flames starts and ends with the same phrase. The only difference is that second time it sounds a bit provocative...
Misheard lyrics: “It’s in my aaaaaaass!”
Actual lyrics: "it's in my hands!”
The “Sex is on fire” reached #1 in several countries: UK, Australia, Ireland and Finland. I guess they intentionally named the song with the first phrase of the chorus to avoid any misunderstandings.
Misheard lyrics: “Ohh, dyslexics on fire!”
Actual lyrics: "Ohh, this sex is on fire”
The Green day song called "21 Guns" has the cutest chorus ever (debatably).
Misheard Lyrics: “One, tiny mongoose / Lay down your arms / Give up the fight / One, tiny mongoose / Throw up your arms into the sky, / You and I"
Actual lyrics: "One, 21 guns / Lay down your arms / Give up the fight / One, 21 guns / Throw up your arms into the sky, / You and I"
And last but not least are Norwegian black metal band The Old Mans Child with a song “Doommaker» and an offer, that I will respectfully decline.
Misheard Lyrics: “Come forth and smell my farts!”
Actual lyrics: “Come forth, put spells on my thoughts”.