Song lyrics that don't make sense...

Have you ever heard a song and thought "that doesn't make any sense?" 
I'm sure you have! 
Here are some that I just can't wrap my head around...

 Macklemore: "we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us"...
wait...if anything couldn't hold you, it would be the floor. You're not dancing on the ceiling. So, putting your hands up, would only help you hold up the floor for the people above you. Silly head.

Adele: "I set fire to the rain"
What??? Firemen all over the world scratch their heads.

U2: "Uno, dos, tres, catorce"
One, two, three, fourteen. Someone needs to go back to Spanish class...

How about we move on to song lyrics you THOUGHT you knew (or made up because you didn't know the actual words)...

In Kokomo, by the Beach Boys, when I was little and the song got to the line...
"That's where we wanna go,way down in Kokomo.Martinique, that Monserrat mystique..."  
I definitely used to say  "that monster rotten steak" 

Some others that are not mine:

Rock the Casbah-="Rock the cat box" (don't wanna know what you'd find when you rock it...)

Pour some sugar on me...="pour some shook up ramen"

Elton John: Hold me closer tiny dancer= 'hold me closer, Tony Danza"
{via} you heard 'em, Tony. Hold 'em closer!
Take me down to Paradise City= 'take me down to a very nice city' (I said this, and didn't realize it was wrong until doing a little research for this post!)

Adele: Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements="should I give up, or should I just keep chasing penguins" (I say go with chasing penguins...much more entertaining)

Bon Jovi: it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not= "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not" (depending on who you're talking to, and about what, this could be totally true)

Do you have any to add to either of these lists? I'd love to hear the ones that you all mess up or make up the words to. We ALL do it! :)

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  1. Monster rotten steak, lol! So funny!:) Agree with you on some of the lyrics though - especially Adele's. As far as I'm concerned setting rain on fire is impossible...

  2. hahaha these are so funny!
    there's a whole book out (its older) with all song lyrics that people get wrong. Think it's called "Scuse me while i kiss this guy" after that Jimi Hendrix song!

  3. That U2 song has always driven me crazy!!

  4. lol... Adele's it but makes no sense. And yes, I do say to this day Rock the Cat Box :P

    Maria @ The Good Life

  5. OMG I've got a drafted post about mistaken song lyrics, I love them! One of my favourites is a friend of mine, who thought the words to Walking in a Winter Wonderland were "later on we'll perspire as we dream by the fire" - to be fair, her version does also make sense!

  6. Too funny! The things musicians do and the things we think we hear.

  7. this was soooooo funny!

    XOXO Bunnie


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