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Music Monday: Misheard Lyrics

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.


Every Monday share one or two songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

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This week I'm sharing three songs with misheard lyrics - whether I've misheard them or family members have misheard them.  Gavin DeGraw's newest is one of my most recent misheard lyrcis.

I've just recently started hearing a lot of "Kite Like Girl" (2016) - it gets played all the time at work - and before I figured out what it was called I could have sworn he was saying "cat like girl".  Couldn't figure out how that would work out considering the rest of the lyrics, which I could understand.  On the other hand, though, kites are generally tethered to the ground (or a person) unless you physically let go of them on a windy day....

"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani (2004) - This song came out when I was in high school and even if we knew what the lyrics were, no one actually knew what a "hollaback girl" was.  Before we knew what she was saying people were coming up with guesses for the lyrics - my personal favorite was my dad's guess of "Helicopter" - "I ain't no helicopter"!  Which made about as much sense to us as when we actually learned what she was saying.

"Apologize" by Timbaland, ft. OneRepublic (2007) - This song also came out when I was in high school, and I could understand the lyrics, but my dad couldn't quite figure them out the first couple of times he heard it.  He guessed that the song went "It's too late for apple pies."  Even after he learned the actual lyrics he decided he liked the song as "Apple Pies" much more than "Apologize".


  1. I can definitely understand how some of those lyrics could be misheard.


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