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 Enter Sandman - Metallica Cover Art

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

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

I prefer the pie.

2 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth Cover Art

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

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

3 Die by the Sword - Slayer Die by the Sword - Slayer Cover Art

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

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

4 Dyer’s Eve - Metallica Dyer’s Eve - Metallica Cover Art

This is my absolute favorite.

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

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

I just listened to this!

5 Wishmaster - Nightwish Wishmaster - Nightwish Cover Art

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

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

Faster! A Dentist! Hardcore! Steven Seagal!

Master! Apprentice! Heartborne! Seventh Seeker!

6 Fuel - Metallica Fuel - Metallica Cover Art

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.

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

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


7 Valhalla - Blind Guardian Valhalla - Blind Guardian Cover Art

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

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

8 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden Cover Art

Fear of the duck, fear of the duck...

9 Rational Gaze - Meshuggah Rational Gaze - Meshuggah Cover Art

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

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

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

I love this one.

10 Territory - Sepultura Territory - Sepultura Cover Art

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

Eat the dark spinach.
Actual Lyric:
Dictators speech.

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

The Newcomers

? Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Cover Art


The Contenders

11 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth Cover Art

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

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

12 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath Neon Knights - Black Sabbath Cover Art

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

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

13 Ten Ton Hammer - Machine Head Ten Ton Hammer - Machine Head Cover Art

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.

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...)

15 Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter - Iron Maiden

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

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

16 These Walls - Dream Theater These Walls - Dream Theater Cover Art

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

17 Psychosocial - Slipknot Psychosocial - Slipknot Cover Art

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...

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

18 The Prisoner - Iron Maiden The Prisoner - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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

19 Hardwired - Metallica Hardwired - Metallica Cover Art

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

Misheard: "In the name of Richard Payne"
Actual: "In the name of wretched pain"

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

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

20 Master of Puppets - Metallica Master of Puppets - Metallica Cover Art

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

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

21 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Cover Art

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!

Washin the dog Washin the dog - Beavis and Butthead

22 Doris - Suicide Silence Doris - Suicide Silence Cover Art

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

23 The World is Yours - Arch Enemy The World is Yours - Arch Enemy Cover Art

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

24 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest Cover Art

He is the bean killer
Biscuits are painkillers

Actual lyric:
He is the painkiller
This is the painkiller

25 And Justice for All - Metallica And Justice for All - Metallica Cover Art

Power roast beef at your door
Feel the stockings.

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

This is a great one, LOL. Thanks!

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