Say What?! 34 Misheard Backstreet Boys Lyrics

Thank you for all of your submissions! We’re so happy to find fellow fans who have heard song lyrics incorrectly, as we have done this quite a bit (you’ll see in the post)! How do some of these even make sense? We’ll never know!

…But they’re hilarious, and we’re so glad we misheard them.

Backstreet Boys

Us French speaking fans from Quebec heard a French phrase: After they sing, “Time for me to let it go!” and the instrumental dance break.. AJ lets out a “Jam on, jam on..” before they start singing again. We all heard, “Je suis mort, j’ai une blonde” (l’m dead, I have a girlfriend!) lol.. Mind you we were 14 and secretly wished we were their girlfriends haha. – We’ve Got It Goin’ On

– Anne (@Banana_Anne )

I always had no idea what AJ sings before “SING IT AHHH!” Is it “Send the crazy wildin static?” What even is that? Anyone? – We’ve Got It Goin’ On


I speak French, so I did mess the lyrics up quite a bit before!! In “Get Down”, the second verse when Brian says, “I feel like heaven when I look in your eyes”, I thought he said “I feel like Kevin when I look in your eyes” LOL! I was like: “What? Why is he like Kevin? I know they’re cousins but still!!” Loll! – Get Down

– imjustagirl25

“I feel like Kevin when I look in your eyes.” – Get Down


I always thought AJ sang “As I waltz by you will get to know me…” I only learned the real lyrics recently, but I can’t unhear my version.  – I’ll Never Break Your Heart


Back when the song first came out, us French speaking fans from Quebec heard: “Je lis dans mon bain..” (I read in my bath) when AJ says “a little more, better.” – I’ll Never Break Your Heart

-Anne (@Banana_Anne )


Backstreet’s Back

“Oh my God we’re back again – brothers, sisters, everybody INSANE” – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)


“I don’t have a fantasy ‘cause to get to you I’d walk a thousand miles” I was like 10 years old lol – All I Have To Give

-Melissa Lamb

“But my love is all…” I thought it was “put my heart and soul is….” – All I Have To Give


Each time I hear the song “Like a Child” with my Mum, we can’t help laughing because the first time she heard it she told me, “are they singing Jackie Chan ??!?!!” – Like A Child

-Delphine Zuliani

“Close your eyes and imagine the stars…” and “I get lost, lost inside your world… When you do the things you do…” Man, I really messed up the lyrics to this song … sorry! – Hey Mr. DJ (Keep Playin’ That Song)




Back when we had a crappy car radio I thought Larger Than Life was a song about a guy named Roger! – Larger Than Life

– Shannon W

Now I know the correct lyrics of course, but when I was younger, I always sang, “But letme tell you now, there are prices to pay, alright…” – Larger Than Life


When I heard I Want It That Way, I thought for the longest time that it was “Ain’t nothin but a party…” And at AJ’s part when he sings, “Yes I know that its’ too late,” I thought he says “Decido”. I know it sounds really stupid but I never really realized how weird it was ‘cause well…. it’s a freakin’ BSB song!! – I Want It That Way


[Side note: Even though we may now know all the words to IWITW, we still do NOT know the meaning of that song what so ever. No matter how many times we’ve tried to decode it. LOL]

I always thought it was, “Beauty Rose to an endless love” instead of “Guilty roads to an endless love.” Whoops – Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely

-@ cjg_tt

I always heard “Can feel my feelers one by one.” LOL what even. It doesn’t even make sense! –It’s Gotta Be You


“I loved you from a distance star, I couldn’t reach that far…” Again, makes no sense. haha –Spanish Eyes



Black & Blue

There is a verse in The Call that goes “I called up my girl and said…” but I always sang along with my own made up lyric that went got my girl from *NSYNC. Honestly I never could make out that line so I just made up my version of it for the longest time! – The Call


“The day is done, nothing’s been won…” – The Call


It’s only recently that I’ve learned to love Get Another Boyfriend. Actually, it’s not that I misheard the lyrics, but at first I can’t sing along to Nick’s line “or was it all the promises of diamonds, pearls and party dresses that turned you on?” So every time it plays, I mumble the words, and all I can clearly sing is “…that turned you on!” Until now I have difficulty in singing that goddamned line. LMAO!! – Get Another Boyfriend

– Faith

“Baby he would say whatever… It takes to keep you alive.” LOL I guess this is what happens when you learn the song lyrics before you even know about love/relationships. – More Than That



The Hits: Chapter One

During AJ’s part in Drowning, I thought he was saying “I don’t need another lover” instead of “I don’t need another lifeline!” I thought that for many years until I read the lyrics lol. – Drowning



Never Gone

Then my heart did time in Siberia…Was waiting for the light to come through.” – Siberia


Even though I know the real lyrics, someone once told me they misheard these lyrics, and now I can’t unhear them LOL: “I haven’t changed a thing since your lobotomy.” –Last Night You Saved my Life




In “Everything But Mine” I literally thought they said, “You’re the cum that my world is drenched in.” I was like, “Ok, Backstreet Boys are getting dirty!” But, nope, just me… – Everything But Mine

– KDiddy1029

 When AJ sings “Everything but mine… Mine I know, oh baby.” To me, even know, it sounds like he’s saying “Shalom” at the end of the second line, which, as an Israeli fan, I’m very happy about. – Everything But Mine


Ongoing debate between my friends and I: “I’m a house of cards in a hurricane… Wreckless fire in the pouring rain.” For the record- I’m on the side of “Wreckless ride.” – Helpless When She Smiles



This Is Us

Another ongoing lyric battle between my friends and I: “Straight through my heart… same old bullet got me”. I’m pretty sure the more popular lyric choice is “single bullet.” – Straight Through My Heart


 “Just lend me your bladder, I’ll try and measure up” instead of “just let me make it better, I’ll try and measure up…” –Bigger

– Elise (dutchieelise)

 “The scissors, the scissors, the scissors, the scissors, the scissors, the scissors, let the world know baby…” – This Is Us
– Carolina Molina (@molinacarol)

[Sidenote: We obviously know the correct lyrics to this one, but that doesn’t mean that we still don’t hear “The scissors” EVERY time. Betcha you can’t unhear it now.]

I don’t know what this means, but I heard it: “Won’t go on high overload… Show your face to me with could be everything.” – Masquerade



In A World Like This

“Rise up, rise up, rise up Madeleine. The son of a mannequin.” Don’t judge me please – Madeleine


Of course I sing “Show ‘em your tomatoes”, just because it is more fun haha – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of

-@ cjg_tt

I saw some videos about the boys singing like this and I can’t sing correctly anymore lol “Show me your tomatoes”. – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of

– Carolina Molina (@molinacarol)

One thought on “Say What?! 34 Misheard Backstreet Boys Lyrics

  1. I always heard one line in More Than That as he’d say whatever to keep you around. It sounded plausible but did not make sense with the next part .


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