I listen to music a lot.

Well, pretty much all day long actually. I flip back and forth between radio stations on my daily commute (usually 1 – 1 ½ hours each way) and listen to my iPod or Pandora while sitting at my desk.

I hear lots and lots and lots of songs, and pretty much mess up most of the lyrics when singing along. Honestly, it would be rare for me to actually know the words all the way through a song – even if it’s my favorite song or my favorite band singing it.

Most of the time the words turn into some sort of zoobee zoobee, thanks to my husband. However, I have a few songs that I mishear on purpose simply because I like my version better. I’ve even secretly brainwashed Travis, so now he sings my version too. {insert evil laugh here}

Here are three songs I’ve improved with new lyrics:

Lights by Ellie Goulding
During the breathy part where she sings “lights, lights, lights” over and over, I like to sing “mice” instead… try it, its fun!

Armageddon It by Def Leppard
I don’t know why, but when I couldn’t understand what they said at the chorus I guessed that they were saying “I’m a Girlie Man” instead of what they’re apparently actually saying, “Armgeddon It.” Needless to say, I like my version much better.

Dirty Deeds by AC/DC
Here’s another example of my brain filling in words I couldn’t quite hear… and me liking my version better. “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” totally sounds like “Dirty Deeds, THUNDER JEEP!” So much more fun! And obviously if you’re going to be doing dirty deeds, it helps to have a badass Thunder Jeep around.

Anyways, I have a feeling I’m not the only one out there that does this! What songs do you sing with your own made up lyrics?


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