Top Ten Metal Songs With Misheard Lyrics

Mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase is a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning. The listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar, and make some kind of sense.

Metal genre is the most prolific source of misheard lyrics for obvious reasons - songs are fast, instruments are loud and words in the lyrics are usually too abstract.

The Top Ten

1 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I prefer the pie. - RiverClanRocks

Say your prayers, it's a lawn, don't forget my buns, to include everyone!

Dreams of dragon's fire and of baked apple pie.
Actual Lyric:
Dreams of dragon's fire and of things that will bite. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

You try to take his balls.
Actual lyric:
You try to take its pulse. - Metal_Treasure

Funny misheard lyrics, but still a great song and Megadeth’s best in my opinion.

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3 Die by the Sword - Slayer

Haha brilliant! Imagine if you sang the wrong lyrics out loud...? Haha - Britgirl

My name's Tony. I've got some bacon.
Actual Lyric:
Mindless tyranny, forgotten victims. - Metal_Treasure


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4 Dyer’s Eve - Metallica

I just listened to this!
ANAL SEX! - DaringXx

This is my absolute favorite. - Metal_Treasure

Anal sex!
Actual lyric:
(and I can't unhear it, LOL) - Metal_Treasure

Every time I listen to this song I can't hear anything other than anal sex - LizardKing99

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5 Wishmaster - Nightwish

Faster! A Dentist! Hardcore! Steven Seagal!

Master! Apprentice! Heartborne! Seventh Seeker!

This is so funny and made my day - thanks to whoever added it. I wanna see it in the top 5! - Metal_Treasure

Hamster! A Dentist! Hard porn! Steven Seagull!
Actual Lyrics:
Master! Apprentice! Heartborne! 7th Seeker!

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6 Valhalla - Blind Guardian

Valhalla, the liver runs.
Actual Lyric:
Valhalla, deliverance. - Metal_Treasure

Opened wide the gay friend - the King will come.
Actual lyric:
Open wide the gate, friend! The King will come. - Metal_Treasure

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7 Fuel - Metallica

Here is one set of lyrics I misheard from this song, it's not the beginning
Misheard: Burning hard, seducing queen
Actual: Burning hard, loose and clean
LOL - PhoenixAura81

Version 1: Give me two, give me five, give me a dollar 'n' fifty five!
Version 2: Gimme food! Gimme fries! Gimme salad on the side!
Actual Lyric:
Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire. - Metal_Treasure

Many people believe that James Hetfield actually says: Gimme Foo, Gimme Fah, Gimme Dabajabazhah! LOL - Metal_Treasure


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8 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Fear of the duck, fear of the duck... - Metal_Treasure

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9 Rational Gaze - Meshuggah

"I like juice, in a shark suit. Filtered vitamin substance."

"Everything is salmon. Separated one thing at a time"

I love this one. - RalphBob

I like juice, finish your juice, feel the vitamin substance.
Actual Lyric:
Our light induced, image of truth, filtered blank of its substance. - Metal_Treasure

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10 Territory - Sepultura

I will never look at apple juice the same way again. - RiverClanRocks

Fruit juice killed the earth.
Actual Lyric:
Rule to kill the urge. - Metal_Treasure

Eat the dark spinach.
Actual Lyric:
Dictators speech. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

I misheard it once as "Next thing you know, they'll take my guns away"

Next thing you know, they'll take my dogs away.
Actual Lyric:
Next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away. - Metal_Treasure

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12 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath

Haha, I haven't seen this one before. Should be higher (it's a new addition that is currently at #54). - Metal_Treasure

"Santa Claus will pee tonight"
Actual Lyrics:
"sail across the sea of lights"

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13 Ten Ton Hammer - Machine Head

Like broken glass you'll shatter, with flying fish in batter.
Actual Lyric:
Like broken glass you'll shatter, with bloody fists I'll batter. - Metal_Treasure

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14 The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian

I'll keep the muffin.
Actual Lyric:
I'll keep on laughing.
(I love muffins but I love laughing, too, so I can't choose...) - Metal_Treasure

15 Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter - Iron Maiden

Can't stop laughing. Thanks for this one, to whoever added it. - Metal_Treasure

Bring me a doughnut to the sauna
Original Lyrics:
Bring me your daughter to the slaughter

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16 These Walls - Dream Theater

All my lipsticks falling into darkness.
Actual Lyric:
All my instincts falling into darkness.
James LaBrie lipsticks, LOL - Metal_Treasure

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17 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Sounds more like "Pack-A-Chick", not Pikachu - EliHbk

At 0:48, a lot of people misinterpret "Back at you, subversion! " with the following:

"Pikachu is a Virgin!"

I hope you guys can "unhear" this one. It's just too funny :D... - CrimsonShark

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18 The Prisoner - Iron Maiden

And my blunt is my ho now.
Actual Lyric:
And my blood is my own now. - Metal_Treasure

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19 Doris - Suicide Silence

"Tee Hee! Tee hee hee! "
Actual lyric: "To Give! To let you! "

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20 The World is Yours - Arch Enemy

If you want the world, lose your mind
Actual Lyric:
If you want the world, use your mind - Metal_Treasure

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21 Painkiller - Judas Priest

He is the bean killer
Biscuits are painkillers

Actual lyric:
He is the painkiller
This is the painkiller - IronSabbathPriest

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22 Master of Puppets - Metallica

MUSTARD! MUSTARD! - TheDarkOne_221b

Controlling bastard, I'll be your mustard! Mustard!
Original Lyrics:
Come crawling faster, obey your master! Master! - Metal_Treasure

Misheard: "How I'm killing you! "
Real: "Now I'm killing you! " - Gh_player

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23 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

Washin the dog Washin the dog - Beavis and Butthead

1) Rakin' the lawn! Rakin' the lawn!
True lyric:
Breakin' the Law! Breakin' the Law!

2) Brick in the lawn! Brick in the lawn!
True lyric:
Breakin' the Law! Breakin' the Law! - Metal_Treasure

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24 And Justice for All - Metallica

This is a great one, LOL. Thanks! - Metal_Treasure

Power roast beef at your door
Feel the stockings.

Original Lyrics:
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking.

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25 Take No Prisoners - Megadeth

Techno prisoners! - Metal_Treasure

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26 Voices - Dream Theater

F*** this wh**e.
Actual Lyric:
Thought disorder. - Metal_Treasure

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27 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

As I watch Jethro Tull!

Haha, that's super cool. Thanks.
Actual lyric - "As I watch death unfold". - Metal_Treasure

This is awesome: "As I watch Jethro Tull" instead of the actual lyric "As I watch death unfold".
I love this one because in the 1989 Grammy Awards, Metallica lost out to Jethro Tull and this award was named "Grammy's biggest upset". Why? Because nobody (except the Grammys) considered Jethro Tull to be part of the hard rock or heavy metal genre.
In the early 90s, when Metallica won a Grammy, Lars Ulrich of Metallica said "We wanna thank Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year". LOL. - Metal_Treasure

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28 Angel of Death - Slayer

Chicken of death!
Monarch to the Kingdom of the Fried!
Original Lyrics:
Angel of death!
Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead!

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29 Hardwired - Metallica

I personally heard it correctly but it's a very good addition, thanks to whoever added it. - Metal_Treasure

Ah, this just came out and already with misheard lyrics? - Metal_Treasure

"Pistol Fart! "
Actual Lyric:
"We're so f***** ! "

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30 Nostradamus - Judas Priest

Nostradamus! Is a Fake!

Actual Lyrics: Nostradamus, He's Avenged!

Thanks to whoever added this - I didn't know it. It's funny. - Metal_Treasure

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32 Domination - Pantera

I hear "minivans" every time I listen to the song. - Element119

It's domination, pushed into minivans.
Actual Lyric:
It's domination, pushed into living hell. - Metal_Treasure

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33 Turbo Lover - Judas Priest

I'm your turbo lover, tell me there's no oven

I'm your terrible lover, tell me there's no other.
Original Lyric:
I'm your turbo lover, tell me there's no other. - Metal_Treasure

Its not funny, its stupid.

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34 Deep Six - Marilyn Manson

My cousin thought the chorus was saying "sex sex sex sexy Dave" instead of "deep six, six, six feet deep." - RalphBob

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35 Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death

Thanks to whoever added this - it's a good one! LOL - Metal_Treasure

So you've travelled far to spread your raisin bread of misery?
Then there's
Beware of the sharp edged women, called human pee

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36 Fade to Black - Metallica

No one can take my cellphone away.
Original Lyrics:
No one but me can save myself.

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37 Too Extreme! - Morbid Angel

I got another misheard lyric for this one

"They scream we're Poo extreme"

Actual Lyric
"They scream we're too extreme"

LOL - christangrant

Pain, Pain, Pain,Pain
Actual Lyric
Panic, Panic, Panic, Panic

yeah what I hear is Pain which fits the song because it is PAIN to listen to this crap - christangrant

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38 Urn (Part I) - And Within the Void We are Breathless - Ne Obliviscaris

We need aqueducts, anointed... we transfigure
Actual Lyric:
Beneath aqueducts, anointed... we transfigure - Metal_Treasure

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39 Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden

Can I play with magnets? - Metal_Treasure

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40 The Lotus Eater - Opeth

The liquid is in your throat, all pasteurized.
Actual Lyric:
The liquid is in your throat for hopeless delight. - Metal_Treasure

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41 Mouth for War - Pantera

1) Spit the truth about me to Germans.
Original Lyrics:
Speak the truth about me determined.

2) Hairspray to hold raw energy.
Original Lyrics:
Hands break to hone raw energy. - Metal_Treasure

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42 Disposable Heroes - Metallica UListen to Sample
43 Seek and Destroy - Metallica UListen to Sample
44 Burnin' for You - Blue Oyster Cult UListen to Sample
45 Windowpane - Opeth

This one is hilarious. - RalphBob

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46 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

I tell you to end your life.
Real Lyric:
I tell you to enjoy life. - Metal_Treasure

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47 Full Moon - Sonata Arctica

He's on a man and he moans.
Real Lyric:
He's not a man anymore. - Metal_Treasure

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48 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

1) I've got B.O. to see the truth.
Actual Lyric:
I've gone beyond to seek the truth.
(B.O. - body odor)

2) Harold be thy name.
Actual Lyric:
Hallowed be thy name. - Metal_Treasure

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49 The View - Lou Reed and Metallica

"I am the Boot, I am the progress, I'm the aggressor, I am the table, these ten stories."
Actual Lyrics:
"I am the root, I am the progress, I'm the aggressor, I am the tablet, these ten stories."

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50 Sad But True - Metallica

Hey, Hey! I'm your wife! I'm a mother in your bed!

Hey! I'm your Wife!

LOL, thanks to whoever added this. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
1. Dyer’s Eve - Metallica
2. Wishmaster - Nightwish
3. Fuel - Metallica


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