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 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. - CostcoHotDogs

2 Enter Sandman - Metallica

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

I prefer the pie. - RiverClanRocks

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

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


4 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

5 Dyer’s Eve - Metallica

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

6 Wishmaster - Nightwish

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!

7 Fuel - Metallica

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

Version 1: Give me two, give me five, give me a dollar 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

8 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

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

9 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

10 Rational Gaze - Meshuggah

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

The Newcomers

? Amaranth - Nightwish

Carrots that wander, never fade in rain, and you're hard, and Jesus bought my sorrow, carrots that wander hiding M&Ms in a lamb

Even better misheard lyrics from Nightwish. - 445956

The Contenders

11 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

I misheard it once as "Next thing you know, they'll take my guns away" - SteelCity99

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

Its Dave Mustaine, and his voice is interesting... anyways, don't take his dogs if they are that importsnt - Lucretia

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"

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

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

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

17 The Prisoner - Iron Maiden

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

18 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

19 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Take the painkiller, psycho on your bicycle.
Actual Lyric:
Take the painkiller, cycle on your bicycle.

Summer rain, dripping down that piece of paper.
Actual Lyric:
Summer rain, dripping down your face again. - Metal_Treasure

He is the bean killer
Biscuits are painkillers

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

20 Take No Prisoners - Megadeth

Techno prisoners! - 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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