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As a teenager, I was singing along with the latest hit single, "My Boyfriend's Back"; my little niece asked, "Why is she singing about HER boyfriend's BACK? Who wants to hear about somebody's back?"
There's a website devoted to "misheard lyrics": www.kissthisguy.com
The title of the website comes from the most famous "misheard lyric": a person who thought Jimi Hendryx sang: "excuse me while I kiss this guy" instead of: "Excuse me while I curse the sky";
Here are some other examples:
"BAD MOON ON THE RISE": a person thought Fogerty sang "there's a bathroom on the right" instead of "there's a bad moon on the rise".
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY": someone thought the lyric was "scallaboosh, scallaboosh, will you do the banned tango?" instead of Queen's real lyric: "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?"
"AFRICA": Someone misheard: "I left my brains down in Africa" instaead of the Toto's true lyric: "I bless the rains down in Africa"
"DESPERADO": Someone misconstrued: "You've been outright offensive for so long now" instead of the Eagles' real lyric: "You've been out riding fences for so long now."
"SO GOOD": The person heard: "So good, so good, I got in here" instead of what James Brown sang: "So good, so good, I got you."