The popular lyric from Jimi Hendrix‘s “Purple Haze” (which is really, “Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.”) is just ONE of the most commonly misunderstood lyrics in all of popular music.
The problem is officially known as a mondegreen.
A mondegreen is a misinterpretation of a phrase due to homophony.
What are some other examples of misunderstood lyrics, you might ask?
Look below to find out.