My Truth Monday - Misunderstood Song Lyrics

I've become a pretty big Jimmy Fallon fan lately. I think it started with this video with The Roots and Robin Thicke singing Blurred Lines using classroom instruments {which is now my ringtone btw!}

From there I started poking around YouTube and found his Late Night Hashtags. Every Wednesday he starts a hashtag on Twitter and asks people to chime in. This is one of my favorites. It's #IusedToThink. Please watch this. My husband and I were practically in tears at "Farmer Cheese".

So that got me thinking about song lyrics I used to think I knew, but toooootally did not.
Ready? I've got more of these than a person should. The best part is that I can totally justify MY lyrics as opposed to the "real" lyrics.

I only share this ridiculousness because I love you. I do. I just can't hear...

I'm an 80's girl and The Go-Go's were IT back in the day. One of their hits was "Our Lips are Sealed" I used to sing at the top of my lungs "Honest Cecile". I mean look at these lyrics and tell me they don't make sense.
The whole thing is about other people telling lies and how we don't have any secrets - WHY? Because we're HONEST CECILE! Am I right?

Speaking of the 80's, remember a little ditty called "Jack and Diane"? Great song, but John should have consulted me on the lyrics. I used to sing "let the bottle bounce" instead of "let the bible belt"
As in, let the bottle bounce, as in stop drinking, so that your soul will be saved. Get it?? No? just me?

Alright, this one is hardly my fault. I mean we're talking Elton John now and really who can understand most of his stuff? Not that it's not great music... here's my version of Bennie and the Jets:
I mean, what's not weird and wonderful about electric boobs and a mohawk?

This last one is one of my funniest, most embarrassing memories ever. I was with my husband way back before we were married and we were waiting in a line at the bank drive through. The Prince classic "Little Red Corvette" came on and I belted out at the top of my lungs, MY version of it. Theres a part where he kind of sing-talks and well, what I thought is not even close, but I was pretty sure I was nailing it...
Don't ask. I'm not even sure I can justify this one. But I will never forget the look on my husband's face right before he started laughing so hard I really thought I was going to need to find an oxygen tank. The drive through teller surely thought we were under the influence. When he told me that it was "limousine" instead of "your head Jesus" I understood why he nearly lost consciousness.  Good times.
I still sing it that way. Old habits die hard.

Ok, so..what about you? I can't be the only one. Link up and share your misunderstood song lyrics! Make sure you grab this button and link back to this page. Can't wait to read yours!


  1. Denise, this is why I love you! We are SO kindred spirits! I'm the same way! LOL!


  2. I TOTALLY needed those laughs provided by Mr. Jimmy! My fav was about "arm pit" hehe

  3. Loved your lyrics. Mine for Benny and the Jets was close... "She's got electric boobs, I know how smooth, you know I read it in a magazine...."
    And after hearing another Elton John on Friends for Tiny Dancer ... "hold me closer Tony Danza (Phoebe from Friends version), count the head lice on the highway. Lay me down in sheets of plenty, she had a busy day today!"
    I have tons of these goof ups! My kids always laugh at me!
    Thanks for sharing Jimmy Fallon too! LOVE him!

  4. LOVE THIS! hilarious :)... My take on Benny and the Jets when I was a kid... She's got electric boobs...her mom does, too! HA!

  5. Haha!!! I know I've done some, but the only one that comes to mind right now is from my hubby just this year. He thought it was "I smell sexy candy" instead of sex and candy. I rolled laughing!!

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  6. I have a friend who thought that the Rusted Root song was "Simeon the Whale" instead of "send me on my way." I almost died laughing when she sung it to me!

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