How many times has this happened to you: You’re driving with your friend and when they try to sing along with the tunes on the radio, they belt out the completely wrong words?
Well, there’s a Web site devoted to misheard lyrics called KissThisGuy.com, obviously referring to Jimmy Hendrix’s ‘excuse me while I KISS THE SKY.
There many thousands of songs posted here that you can browse through, seek out using the search engine or you can even submit your own favourite misheard lyrics. You can also check off if you think your version is better than the original and if you’ve ever convinced others that your version is the real one.
Have some time to kill? A handy random misheard lyric generator will give you a different lyric each time you click. For example, in the song "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart, there’s a line that says "Don’t be afraid of the guy in shades, oh no," but it seems a couple of people thought it was "Don’t be afraid of the Diet 7-Up." Uh, whatever.
Or how about Sade’s "Smooth Operator." Instead of the chorus, "Smooth Operator," some folks thought it was "Goose on the River."
Do you have a favourite "misheard" lyric to share with us here at Sync?