A while back my Lead Pastor, Worship Pastor and I were talking about misheard Lyrics. As friends, we busted up laughing. There are so many songs out there that it is easy to mishear some, and when you do it can be funny.
So I want to share with you my a list of 10 misheard lyrics that I think are super funny!
- Starship – We Built This City
Misheard lyrics: We built this city, We built this city on sausage rolls
Actual lyrics: “We built this city, we built this city on rock an’ roll”
- Queen – We Will Rock You
Misheard lyrics: “Kicking your cat all over the place”
Actual lyrics: “Kicking your can all over the place.”
- Cutting Crew – I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight
Misheard lyrics: “I just died in your barn tonight, mustard no mayonnaise instead”
Actual lyrics: “I just died in your arms tonight, It must have been something you said”
- Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Misheard lyrics: “Nothing I can say, I’m totally blitzed by a fart”
Actual lyrics: “Nothing I can say, A total eclipse of the heart”
- Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Misheard lyrics: “Working hard to get my meal. Everybody wants a grill”
Actual lyrics: “Working hard to get my fill. Everybody wants a thrill”
- Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer
Misheard lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”
Actual lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not”
- Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Misheard lyrics: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza”
Actual lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer”
- OutKast – Hey Ya
Misheard lyrics: “Shake it, shake it, shake it like a polar bear ninja”
Actual lyrics: “Shake it, Shake it, Shake it like a Polaroid picture”
- Guns N Roses – Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Misheard Lyrics: “Mama, put my gum on the ground, I can’t chew it anymore”
Actual Lyrics: “Mama, put my guns in the ground, I can’t shoot them anymore”
And my number one is….
- R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
Misheard lyrics: “Let’s pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight.”
Actual lyrics: “That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight.”
When I was younger, a lot of these songs I misheard, and while its funny hearing a 7-year-old belting out Bon Jovi in the grocery store saying “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”, it might be a little embarrassing if you’re the mom pushing the cart. I was lucky in life that I enjoyed digging down and reading the lyrics and putting it in context with the rest of the song and was able to get the actual lyrics and understand it in context.
The same thing is true about other things in life. I’m a Christian, so Scripture is important to me, but over many years I’ve heard people twist it or not place it in its proper context. It’s important to study scripture and stories within their context. Taking verses out of context leads to all kinds of error and misunderstanding. We can’t rely on a preacher or minister to be the only source of obtaining God’s word. I challenge you to always question what you hear with what the Bible is saying. We must be in our Bible regularly seeking the word of God.
Sometimes we may also be lead to do things by either what we hope God is telling us to do, or what others are telling us God wants us to do. This is why I stress reading your Bible. The Holy Sprite and God’s written word will never conflict with each other, again question everything that you are not sure of, and ask God to open your mind.
Here are a few steps to help you get started to reading your Bible regularly and in context :
- Pray and ask God for direction and wisdom in choosing a book of Scripture to begin reading.
- Stick with it. Consistency is the key and allows you to think about Scripture more deeply rather than just skimming through it to check the next chapter off your Bible reading plan.
- Repetition is beneficial when it comes to Scripture. Reading a passage or chapter several times gives one time to truly dwell on Scripture.
- Find an accountability partner or friend to read with you. Most importantly though, we are accountable to God.
- Commit to finish. Whatever book you start, complete it. Set a routine place and time to read and a practical plan so that you can follow through with your commitment.
These tips should help guide your reading and keep you rooted in Scripture. As you read, remember to keep in mind the context of the Scripture you are studying and try not to impose your own current context on Scripture. Think about what it meant then, and refer to commentaries or a study Bible for direction if you are unsure about something. There are so many resources out there to help you understand a historical culture, word studies, etc. that are at your disposal.