The Archive Of Misheard Lyrics

Have you ever listened to a song, thought you knew what the singer was singing about, only to find out later (sometimes YEARS later) that what you heard wasn’t what was said? It can be embarrassing. In fact, one entertainer, Weird Al Yankovich, has made a career of misstating lyrics from songs. But his are intentional, and most of ours are not. Today’s Warped site is one that lets visitors explore the realm of chronic lyricosis.

The site is named The Archive of Misheard Lyrics. Here you will not find a few songs that have some confusing lyrics. You will find hundreds of songs, organized alphabetically. These songs are not put here by the authors, but by visitors. These visitors share their “misheard” lyrics and the stories of how they misheard them. Some are quite entertaining. The site is well organized, and not only can you look up the songs by title, but you can look up by groups and solo artists. It is not unusual to find several entries for each song. For example, The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” has 13 entries.

The Warp-o-Meter gives this site a 7.5. I guess it has had problems understanding some of Ozzy Osbourne’s songs in the past, and this site helped work those issues out. But then, I don’t think Ozzy understood his lyrics most of the time, so who knows what was really said?

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