Driving Around & Misheard Lyrics

Because Sometimes Your Kids Hear The Lyrics Wrong And It's Hilliarious!

With three children ages 11, 9, & almost 7, I know how to have a good time. When I really want a grand adventure, I get in the minivan and drive around.

If driving around doesn’t sound magical to you, you’ve never sat at home with your baby, toddler, or other aged child on an afternoon when you knew they wouldn’t be napping and everyone is out of sorts and Daddy isn’t going to be home for HOURS. The only way to get through this is to get the kid(s) in the vehicle and drive. And so, I’ve been employing this parenting hack for the past 11 years.

My kids also will claim that fast food tastes better when we eat it in the car. Another benefit of driving around, I guess. But, since I feed them a strict diet of whole, organic, gluten free, free-range, grass-fed, dairy free, full-fat kale, I can’t image why they would say such a thing.


The thing about driving around is that we often are listening to the radio. We rock to WAY-FM. There is nothing cool about that, but it is my truth.

Sometimes the kids mishear the lyrics and hilarity ensues:

Exhibit A several years ago:

From my eldest child- “Mom, what are “lobster lonely people”?

Me:- “I have no idea.”

Apparently, this was a lyric he heard in a song on the radio. After a bit of sleuthing, I discovered the original. It was a line from “Does Anybody Hear Her?” by Casting Crowns. The original line was: “With all the lost and lonely people.”


Exhibit B:

I overhear my youngest child singing along to the radio and this is what he is singing:

“Haunted by ghosts that live in my PANTS.”

This one was clear. In fact, he was currently singing along with Big Daddy Weave’s song “Redeemed”.

Pants? Past? It’s all the same, right?

We still sing the wrong lyrics when we hear this song on the radio because it’s especially funny to a 6 year old.

Exhibit C:

This one happened last week and is fresh in my memory.

This time the offending party was my sweet daughter. In the middle of a ┬ásong, she casually observes, “It sounds like they are singing about cheese puffs.”

Let me sing a few lines for you:

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong


There are not many places in that song where you can mishear the words as “cheese puffs”. Leave it to one of my children to discover that the name of our Lord sort of rhymes with “cheese puffs.”

So, it’s your turn. I’m sure you have a funny story of misunderstanding lyrics! Leave me a comment.






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