The Swedish Fish

Ever listened to a U2 lyric and wondered “What the hell are you on about there Bono?”. Well, Amiright.com have a plethora of U2 lyrics that have somehow been misinterpreted, yielding some hilarious and zany results. If you’ve got any more of your own then feel free to share them with us in the comments section.



And some of our favourites:

Misheard Lyrics:
See Chandler right in front of you
Correct Lyrics:
See China right in front of you

Misheard lyrics:
It’s a beautilful day,
The sky’s full of felines
Correct Lyrics:
The sky falls and you feel like

Misheard Lyrics:
Disco Duck
Correct Lyrics:
Discotheque

Misheard Lyrics:
Oooh, the Swedish Fish
Correct Lyrics:
The Sweetest Thing

28 thoughts on “The Swedish Fish

  1. They think they misheard “A mole, digging in a hole”…HA! 😉 And where’s “Feel like trash, you make me feel cream” on Ultraviolet?…(g)

  2. They think they misheard “A mole, digging in a hole”…HA! 😉 And where’s “Feel like trash, you make me feel cream” on Ultraviolet?…(g)

  3. omg… I laughed SO hard. I also heard “feel like trash, you make me feel cReam”, and many other misheard lyrics. Thank god the band publishes their lyrics in the album sleeves!!

  4. omg… I laughed SO hard. I also heard “feel like trash, you make me feel cReam”, and many other misheard lyrics. Thank god the band publishes their lyrics in the album sleeves!!

  5. I have always wondered what Bono sings in the
    studio version of One, towards the end of the
    song. It sounds a bit like “Beg Me” or “Bacon”
    (Larry is the vegeterian, Bono is *not* ;-).
    This part of the lyrics is not listed the
    Achtung Baby sleeve lyrics. Any ideas ?

  6. I have always wondered what Bono sings in the
    studio version of One, towards the end of the
    song. It sounds a bit like “Beg Me” or “Bacon”
    (Larry is the vegeterian, Bono is *not* ;-).
    This part of the lyrics is not listed the
    Achtung Baby sleeve lyrics. Any ideas ?

  7. Cyril– I always thought it was “vacant, vacant heart.” But who knows. Free at last.
    They took your life,
    they could not take your pie!

  8. Cyril– I always thought it was “vacant, vacant heart.” But who knows. Free at last.
    They took your life,
    they could not take your pie!

  9. One more vote for “Shamu, the mysterious whale”…I ran across that about 6 months ago while looking on the web for random U2 sites…I still crack up laughing everytime I remember that little gem.

  10. One more vote for “Shamu, the mysterious whale”…I ran across that about 6 months ago while looking on the web for random U2 sites…I still crack up laughing everytime I remember that little gem.

  11. “Dressed up like a cock rash, your wheels are turning but your upside down.” I swear that’s what he’s really singing in ‘Stay’.

  12. “Dressed up like a cock rash, your wheels are turning but your upside down.” I swear that’s what he’s really singing in ‘Stay’.

  13. Cock rash eh? Better get some ointment for that!

    As far as those elusive lyrics towards the end of “One”, I’ve always heard them as:

    “Make it, making it huuuuuuurrrrrrrrt” (That last word would be “hurt” ;^P …)

    Hmmm…..maybe it is “bacon” given U2Log’s latest scoop on Ali’s mention of Bono’s association with pork products :^D ?!?

    “Food” for thought, if you will…..

  14. Cock rash eh? Better get some ointment for that!

    As far as those elusive lyrics towards the end of “One”, I’ve always heard them as:

    “Make it, making it huuuuuuurrrrrrrrt” (That last word would be “hurt” ;^P …)

    Hmmm…..maybe it is “bacon” given U2Log’s latest scoop on Ali’s mention of Bono’s association with pork products :^D ?!?

    “Food” for thought, if you will…..

  15. I used to think it was “baby, baby” but then I started to doubt that. I definitely don’t think he is singing “heart”, “hurt”, “higher” or anything like that at the end… I think he is just wailing and it sounds great. ;o)

  16. I used to think it was “baby, baby” but then I started to doubt that. I definitely don’t think he is singing “heart”, “hurt”, “higher” or anything like that at the end… I think he is just wailing and it sounds great. ;o)

  17. Cyril, and others re: “One” lyrics … I thought I read on my original liner notes to “Achtung Baby” that the lyrics which Bono sings are: “Makin’ it … Makin’ it’s hard” and extending the last word for a few measures. As in “making it work in any relationship is hard”. I know I read it somewhere, just can’t remember where. Might’ve been in a Bill Graham album review.

  18. Cyril, and others re: “One” lyrics … I thought I read on my original liner notes to “Achtung Baby” that the lyrics which Bono sings are: “Makin’ it … Makin’ it’s hard” and extending the last word for a few measures. As in “making it work in any relationship is hard”. I know I read it somewhere, just can’t remember where. Might’ve been in a Bill Graham album review.

  19. It was a great laugh after that boring day!
    I often misheard lyrics (my mother tongue is german). But some of the listed one’s were not hard to understand for me… By now, I know the lyrics of songs by heart even before I keep the tune. (Thank god that there are things like the internet!!!)

  20. It was a great laugh after that boring day!
    I often misheard lyrics (my mother tongue is german). But some of the listed one’s were not hard to understand for me… By now, I know the lyrics of songs by heart even before I keep the tune. (Thank god that there are things like the internet!!!)

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