July 19, 2013

10 Most Misquoted Song Lyrics Of All Time

How many times have you heard a song that you like, but had no idea what they were actually saying in their lyrics?  I don’t mean a comprehension mistake where you don’t get the message of the song; I mean the literal definition of not understanding lyrics.  A lyricist is supposed to be understandable – but often they are more unique when they have their own slang or style of singing/rapping.  It gets confusing when the hook of their songs is just too much for the brain to work out.  Nothing is more embarrassing than singing along to a song, while phasing lyrics that are completely wrong in the process.  Doing this in public in front of your friends is a surefire way to get their attention.

The number one misquoted song comes to us from these simple lyrics “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night”.  The word deuce doesn’t seem to have as much cultural relevance as it did when the song was created, so the modernized take on that word is “douche”.  Once you take that word at full meaning it really make the message of song seem bizarre.  This happens to many songs and more often that you would think.