Rochester’s Most Misheard Country Song Lyrics
When you listen to a lot of music, you don't always get the lyrics correct-- and these are the ones I got really... wrong.
One of the benefits of being lucky enough to host the Quick Country 96.5 morning show each day is that I get to listen to a lot of music. In fact, I'm in the studio for probably 6 hours each day, and, of course, I'm usually actively listening to the songs we're playing.
So I hear a LOT of lyrics. Most of the time, I get them correct. But sometimes, man, I'm waaay off. And despite the fact that you can look up the actual, correct lyrics to pretty much any song, once I hear it wrong-- I tend to continue to hear the incorrect lyrics, even though I know they're wrong.
Check out these examples of songs I completely botch the lyrics to when I hear them to this day:
+++ 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' by David Lee Murph & Kenny Chesney - The first line of the song is, "She rattled the ice in my plastic cup..." But I always hear, "She rattled the ass of my plastic cup..." Good luck getting that mistake out of your head the next time you hear that song!
+++ 'Life Changes' by Thomas Rhett - The line in question here is, "Yeah that's two under two, hey, what can I say?" But I always think he says, "That's two on the toot..." which doesn't make any sense at all. Two on the toot?!? Heck, it sounds like something my grandma would have said-- even though I don't know what it means.
+++ 'Diry Laundry' by Carrie Underwood - The line I always get wrong on this song, which, granted is about three years ago now, is 'All the Ajax in the world ain't gonna clean your dirty laundry...' But I've always thought Carrie says, 'All the eight-tracks in the world...' As in the ancient 8-track tapes that were popular back in the 70's. Which, of course, makes NO sense whatsoever. How would you clean ANY laundry with an 8-track tape?!?
What song lyrics to YOU always hear incorrectly?