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We’ve been known to sing some silly phrases.

Songwriters toil over lyrics. They spend countless hours choosing just the right words for the music—all to bring us memorable songs that we then belt in our cars while driving to work. That’s doesn’t mean we always hear what we’re supposed to, though. We often hear the wrong lyrics, making the music even more memorable and prompting a few laughs in the process. Once you’ve misheard these lyrics, it’s nearly impossible to sing the right ones again.

“Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

The wrong lyrics: “I’m not big on sausage gravy”
The actual lyrics: “I’m not big on social graces”

“Hurt” by Johnny Cash (orig. Nine Inch Nails)

The wrong lyrics: “What have I become? My Swedish friend”
The actual lyrics: “What have I become? My sweetest friend”

“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

The wrong lyrics: “There's a bathroom on the right”
The actual lyrics: “There's a bad moon on the rise"

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

The wrong lyrics: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza”
The actual lyrics: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer”

“Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

The wrong lyrics: “The ants are my friends, they’re blowin’ in the wind”
The actual lyrics: “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind”

“You’ll Think of Me” by Keith Urban

The wrong lyrics: “Take your cat and leave my shredder.”
The actual lyrics: “Take your cap and leave my sweater.”

“Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash

The wrong lyrics: “I’m stuck in wholesome prison”
The actual lyrics: “I’m stuck in Folsom Prison”

“The Circle of Life” by Elton John and Tim Rice

The wrong lyrics: “Pink pajamas penguins on the bottom”
The actual lyrics: “Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala”

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

The wrong lyrics: “Near, far, wherever you are / I believe that the hot dogs go on”
The actual lyrics: “Near, far, wherever you are / I believe that the heart does go on”

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles

The wrong lyrics: “Lucy in disguise with dachshunds”
The actual lyrics: “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”

“Chasing Pavements” by Adele

The wrong lyrics: “Or should I just keep chasing penguins?”
The actual lyrics: “Or should I just keep chasing pavements?”

"Paradise" by Coldplay

The wrong lyrics: Parrot, parrot, parrot eyes”
The actual lyrics: Para- para- paradise”

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

The wrong lyrics: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine”
The actual lyrics: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine”

“We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel

The wrong lyrics: “We didn’t start the fire / It was always burning, said the worst attorney”
The actual lyrics: “We didn’t start the fire / It was always burning since the world’s been turning”

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

The wrong lyrics: “Nothing can keep me / Keep me from Hugh”
The actual lyrics: “Nothing can keep me / Keep me from you”

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” by Eurythmics

The wrong lyrics: “Sweet dreams are made of cheese”
The actual lyrics: “Sweet dreams are made of this”

“We Built This City” by Starship

The wrong lyrics: “We built this city on rocket rolls”
The actual lyrics: “We built this city on rock ‘n’ roll”

“Aquarius” by The 5th Dimension

The wrong lyrics: “This is the dawning of the age of asparagus”
The actual lyrics: “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius”

“Little Lion Man” by Mumford & Sons

The wrong lyrics: “Weep little lion man / You're not as brave as you were in the car”
The actual lyrics: “Weep little lion man / You're not as brave as you were at the start”

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

The wrong lyrics: “I’m a single lettuce”
The actual lyrics: “All the single ladies”

“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

The wrong lyrics: “I can see clearly now, Lorraine is gone”
The actual lyrics: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone”

"Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel

The wrong lyrics: “I'm baking you peas to come home”
The actual lyrics: “I'm begging you please to come home”

"It’s Gonna Be Me" by *NSYNC

The wrong lyrics: “It’s gonna be May”
The actual lyrics: “It’s gonna be me”

“I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys

The wrong lyrics: “Ain’t nothin’ but a party”
The actual lyrics: “Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache”

“All of Me” by John Legend

The wrong lyrics: “My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fire”
The actual lyrics: “My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fine”

“Message in a Bottle” by The Police

The wrong lyrics: “A year has passed since I broke my nose”
The actual lyrics: “A year has passed since I wrote my note”

“Waterfalls” by TLC

The wrong lyrics: “Don’t go Jason Waterfalls”
The actual lyrics: “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”

"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

The wrong lyrics: “And the bakers gonna bake, bake, bake, bake, bake”
The actual lyrics: “And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake“

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

The wrong lyrics: “Here we are now, in containers”
The actual lyrics: “Here we are now, entertain us”

“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

The wrong lyrics: “'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soap”
The actual lyrics: '”Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul”

"America" by Simon & Garfunkel

The wrong lyrics: “The chicken seems like a dream to me now”
The actual lyrics: “Michigan seems like a dream to me now”

“Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn

The wrong lyrics: “Touchdown in the land of the Delta Blues”
The actual lyrics: “Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues”

“Beast of Burden” by The Rolling Stones

The wrong lyrics: “I'll never be your Easter Bunny”
The actual lyrics: “I'll never be your beast of burden”

“American Pie” by Don McLean

The wrong lyrics: “Buy, buy this Samaritan pie”
The actual lyrics: “Bye, bye Miss American Pie”

“Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones

The wrong lyrics: “Goodbye, groovy toothpaste”
The actual lyrics: “Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday”

“Chiquitita” by ABBA

The wrong lyrics: “Take your teeth out, tell me what's wrong”
The actual lyrics: “Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong”

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What lyrics do you always mishear? Let us know in the comments if you’ve heard any of these wrong lyrics. We know they’re incorrect, but we have to admit that some of these crazy mishearings just sound so right.