Many times song lyrics can get confused for what they might sound like. Today, I’m showcasing two songs who have a similar line of confusing lyrics in their songs. In one song, the lyrics-in-question are not so much disputed since it is also the title. In the other song, it’s a lyric that just once or twice throughout the song. Both songs of course do not purposefully try to confuse the listener, but the order in which the words are presented does account for some misheard or misunderstood lyrics. It’s actually pretty funny stuff.
First we’ll start with Jimi Hendrix’s song, Purple Haze. The lyrics, “Excuse me, while I kiss the sky” sounds like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” Thing is, in the 1960s, this could have still been an acceptable lyric. In the age of Free Love, anything was acceptable.
The second song in question is actually a more funny example of misheard lyrics. The lyrics go:
“I gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly
For the day I die, I’mma touch the sky”
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who thinks it sounds like Kanye is also going gay and singing, “For the day I die, I’mma touch this guy.” If you think of the lyrics about being homosexual, it pretty much changes the whole song and makes it sort of humorous. (Who knew Kanye West felt so strongly about touching this guy?!)
Also, on a related note, I love that Kanye directly sampled from this song.
I realize this may not be the most original observation in the history of misheard lyrics. I’m sure plenty of people have also heard these same similarities in sounds as well. But thanks to me, you can have songs included together. It would be pretty cool if there was a song that really did have pro-homosexual lyrics like, “Excuse me while I kiss this guy” and ” For the day you die, You gonna touch this guy.” But until then, I guess we’ll just have to make do with singing other songs the way the sound, as opposed to the way they were actually meant to be sung. And hey- it doesn’t even have to be homosexual. Just have a straight woman sing this song with the “changed” lyrics, and it’s all good. A funny change to a well-known song that everyone can appreciate.