WTF. So you’re saying I learned these lyrics wrong?


Some envious people in our local karaoke bar claim I have “misunderstood” the meaning of some songs.

It’s sometimes a challenge making out the correct meaning of lyrics as a none native English speaker. I’m a very musical person. So “language barrier” has never stopped me from learning a cool song, or singing it loudly in front of a cheering crowd for that matter.

Below are some of my worst mistakes. But I still think some of these tunes sound much better in the way I hear them.


Duffy: Mercy

You got me begging you for birdseed, birdseed, birdseed
Why won’t you release me
You got me begging you for Birdseed
Why wont you release me
I said release me !

Sir Mix-A-Lot: Baby Got Back
I like big butts in a can of limes.

Robert Palmer: Addicted To Love
Might as well face it, you’re a dick with a glove.

Madonna: Into the Groove
I’m tired of dancing in Obama’s self

Abba: Dancing Queen
See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen

Madonna: Like a Virgin
Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.

Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
Steak and a Knife, Steak and a Knife

OneRepublic: Apologize
It’s too late to order fries

Bee Gees: More Than A Woman
Bald-headed woman… bald-headed woman to me

Fifth Dimension: Aquarius
This is the dawning of the Age of Asparugus, Asparugus

Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time
Suitcase, Dramamine

Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
Money for nothin’ and chips for free

R.E.M.: Losing My Religion
Let’s pee in the corner, Let’s pee in the spotlight.

Rolling Stones: Beast Of Burden
I’ll never leave your pizza burnin’.

Alice Cooper: Poison
I wanna love you but your hips are a little bit pointed

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