There’s a Bathroom on the Right

Have you seen this commercial?

 I LOVE that commercial.

During the first year of our marriage, David and I owned a daily tear-off calendar that was jam-packed with misheard song lyrics.  Every day was a different song; on one side, you’d read what people thought the lyric was.  On the other side was the correct lyric, and you’d see how far-off our understanding of popular music lyrics can be.  It was hilarious.  The calendar was called “Excuse me while I kiss this guy,” in homage to the oft-misheard lyric in Jimi Hendrix’ “Purple Haze.”  It’s supposed to be “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”

I think my favorite was CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising,” in which the line “there’s a bad moon on the rise” was misheard as “there’s a bathroom on the right.”  There was also a rendition of “Tiny Dancer” where people thought it said “Hold me closer, Tony Danza….”

What song do you always get wrong?

2 Responses to “There’s a Bathroom on the Right”

  1. Beth

    The funniest one in our family is from a Kenny Chesney song, Summertime. The line is "And it's two bare feet on the dashboard" which Joel thought was "And it's too bad I peed on the dashboard." You really should listen to the song and insert those words. They work! There were some other misheard lyrics in that song, but Joel's was by far the most memorable : )


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