Admit it, you’ve gotten the lyrics to a song wrong at least once in your life. E.G. When I hear Manfred Mann’s version of Blinded by the Light, I hear: “Wrapped up like a douche a runner in the night,” instead of : Revved up like a deuce another runner in the night.
Here are some of my favorite misheard lyrics I’ve caught others singing or talking about over the years:
- Might as well face it, you’re a dick with a glove.
- See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen
- Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.
- There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do.
- I sat on the roof and kicked at the moths
But kudos go out to the unknown folks who created this adorable video about a classic poem from the Middle Ages that was famously set to beautiful music. “O Fortuna” is a poem written in Medieval Latin, so the lyrics are nearly incomprehensible for those that do not know the dead language. So what is O Fortuna saying to the average joe who doesn’t know a word of Medieval Latin?
And for the cynics out there who think that version of O Fortuna was created just to make that funny video: