My Love Must Be A Kite

I love misheard lyrics. They crack me up.

Personally, I’ve collected quite a few of my own over the years. I really thought I had cycled through all of them, but no. I had one cleared up just this morning.

Randy sent me a text that said: My love must be a kind of blind love…

Me: Awwww

Randy: I thought I’d give you a good earworm.

I thought about it. Earworm? This is a song? What song?

And then it hit me. This is the beginning of ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ by The Flamingos. One of my favorite songs. I love everything about that song. It sounds like love and Summer and it always makes me smile.

That being said, until this morning, I thought the song said: My love must be a kite of my love.

Which makes NO sense at all.

That one isn’t as bad as my problem with a Ringo Starr song. In the song ‘Photograph’ where he says: All I’ve got is a photograph and I realize you aren’t coming back anymore..

I thought he was saying: All I’ve got is a bowl of crap.

It wasn’t until I saw him perform that song on Saturday Night Live that I realized I had been singing it wrong for DECADES. Even when I was a little kid, I thought it was weird. Bowl of crap? Wouldn’t you rather just have nothing?

Here are some other ones I’ve heard over the years:

My second husband was singing ‘Money Talks’ by AC/DC Β and he sang: Money talks…Jesus walks…

Ummm, dude…that is ‘Money talks, BS walks’. You the saying? Money talks, bullshit walks? He fucking argued with me over it.

And some of these were mine, others I’ve just read or heard elsewhere:

There’s a bad moon on the rise = There’s a bathroom on the right.

There’s a bad moon on the rise = There’s a baboon on your right.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky = Excuse me while I punch this guy.

I’ll never be your beast of burden = I’ll never be your pizza burnin’.

And this last one…a girl I used to work with got this one wrong and I’ve NEVER been able to work it out:

Raspberry Beret = I’m your stereo man.

Now, fess up. You know you have a list of misheard lyrics. Tell me what they are. I promise not to laugh.

Okay, I might laugh. A little.


37 Thoughts.

  1. I fight with Dorothy but Dorothy always wins πŸ™‚ (The Authority Song by John Mellencamp)

    OR every time I hear the song Cracklin Rosie by Neil Diamond I think the first line says Cracklin Rosie peed on the floor lol

    thanks for the laugh!

  2. I used to think it was “Big ol’ Carolina.” I did not understand that song at all.

    Also, “can’t you see me standin’ here I got my backa gains the wreckin’ machine..”

    I love mondegreens.

  3. Not a well known song, but last week my daughter heard “I’ll have my way with the breeze” as “I’ll have my way with the priest.”

    • Hahaha…that’s great.

      When my son was little, he insisted that ‘we’re the kids in America’ was ‘Kiddy kids in America’

  4. There are a whole bunch for me but now of course my mind has gone blank! This little kid who lived with me for a while and got used to hearing me play oldies music in the car used to sing along with that one Dobie Gray song, “Drift Away.” and one day I noticed she was singing, “Gimme the Beach Boys to free my sword…” She also used to sing “Put another dime in the juice box, baby!”

  5. Alright, have to add a few…

    “Your love is like ox & Gin.”
    “Your love is like oxygen.”

    “It’s kool-aid.”
    “It’s too late.”

    “Her bra strap shining in the sun.”
    “Her bronze skin shining in the sun.”

    “I hate Michigan.”
    “I ain’t missin’ you.”

    “Jane, is right!”
    “Jane, his wife.” (Jetson’s)

    Hmmm, I think there’s a few more I’ve heard but I can’t seem to recall right now. It’s kool-, I mean, too late.

  6. For Don Henley’s “Boy of Summer” I thought he was saying “After the the poison summer had gone” and Pear Jam’s “Better Man” I though he was saying “Can’t Find the Pyramids” there are more but those are the two that have really stuck and I still song them that way even though I know it’s wrong now.

  7. Ha! These are great! I remember the song “Hang on Sloopy (sp)” and as I kid when I’d hear it I always thought it sounded like “Hang on Snoopy” or “Hang on Stupid” lol. I kinda like the “Hang on Stupid” better πŸ™‚


    I was laughing so hard at my boy’s malaprop, I couldn’t tell him the correct verse!

    “I miss the rains down in Africa” – Toto

  9. I’ve gotten a lot of song lyrics misconstrued over the years. The first one was probably the theme to The Flintstones cartoon. I always thought it went, “Someday, maybe Fred will win a bike.” Hubby says it’s “Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight.” I can’t think of anymore offhand but know there’s lots. Then reading the comments above, I realized all this time I thought the Toto song went, “I bless the rains down in Africa.” Geez.

  10. I’ve been getting song lyrics wrong for a very long time. I think the first was the theme to the Flintstones cartoon. I thought it went, “Someday, maybe Fred will win a bike.” Hubby says it’s, “Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight.” There’s plenty more but none come to mind. Then reading the above comments, I realized I thought the Toto song went, “I bless the rains down in Africa.” Geez. Great post! πŸ™‚

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