I have an uncanny talent for mishearing song lyrics and, then even when I learn the proper lyrics, still continuing to sing them incorrectly because I learned the lyrics incorrectly and thus they are stored in the impenetrable safe that is the part of my brain that stores song lyrics. My lyric mishearing goes back to my childhood when I sang woefully incorrect lyrics along to the theme songs of my favorite TV shows. I like to think that I'm not alone in this struggle and I can only imagine that there are dozens of you out there remembering the misheard TV theme song lyrics you yourself sang as a kid.
This might be an understandably inaccurate prediction but I have to keep telling myself that I am not the only one suffering from this predilection. And let's be real, it makes the song way more entertaining when you mix up the words. Fergie's "Glamorous" is way more boring than my "Glamorous," in which "Sippin', reminiscin' on days when I had a mustang" morphs like a beautiful butterfly into "Sippin', reminiscin' on days when I had a mustache."
Whether you misunderstood these lyrics or not, one thing is certain: these TV theme songs will catapult you right back into the blissful days of childhood.
Misheard Lyric: "I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to fall)"
Actual Lyric: "I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour)"
Misheard Lyric: "Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's been away"
Actual Lyrics: "Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A."
Misheard Lyrics: "A lion is waiting to carry you home"
Actual Lyrics: "A light is waiting to carry you home"
Misheard Lyrics: "What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, even MTV."
Actual Lyrics: "What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV"
Misheard Lyrics: "Absorbent and yellow and chorus is he"
Actual Lyrics: "Absorbent and yellow and porous is he"
Misheard Lyrics: "Every day when you're walking down the street/ Everybody that you meet/ Is an original wannabe"
Actual Lyrics: "Every day when you're walking down the street/ Everybody that you meet/ Has an original point of view"
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Misheard Lyrics: "If anything I could say that this cab was ware but I thought 'Nah, forget it. Yo home, da Bel-Air"
Actual Lyrics: "If anything I could say that this cab was rare but I thought 'Nah, forget it. 'Yo, home to Bel- Air"
Saved By The Bell
Misheard Lyrics: "When I wake up in the mornin' and my laundry's out of order"
Actual Lyrics: "When I wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning"
Misheard Lyrics: "You know that you always get got — Kim Possible"
Actual Lyrics: "You know that you always can call — Kim Possible"
Misheard Lyrics: "Eedy pod, beef bot, buff pod, hot rod"
Actual Lyrics: "Really odd, pea pod, buff bod, hot rod"
That's So Raven
Misheard Lyrics: "It's a new bureaucracy"
Actual Lyrics: "It's the future I can see"
See? You're not alone in this, folks.
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