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As many times as most Petheads listen to Petra's albums, you would think we could at LEAST hear the words right! But that just doesn't always happen. Check out what some of us thought Petra was saying at one time or another:

Album: Vertical Expressions

Song: God of Wonders
Misheard lyric:
  "Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven Dander..."
Correct lyric:
  "Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth..."
submitted by Michael Jones

Album: Petra Farewell

Song: Rock Medley: Sight Unseen/It Is Finished/Think Twice/I Am On The Rock/Midnight Oil/Mine Field/This Means War/It Is Finished
Misheard lyric:
  "But you were defiant..."
Correct lyric:
  "But you went down fighting..."
And for more than 15 years I thought Satan was just being stubborn!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Rock Medley: Sight Unseen/It Is Finished/Think Twice/I Am On The Rock/Midnight Oil/Mine Field/This Means War/It Is Finished
Misheard lyric:
  "Took a bird from all heaven when you went to Hell..."
Correct lyric:
  "Took a third down from heaven when you went to Hell..."
I spent hours trying to figure out what a "bird from all heaven" was until I finally found the correct lyrics online.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Rock Medley: Sight Unseen/It Is Finished/Think Twice/I Am On The Rock/Midnight Oil/Mine Field/This Means War/It Is Finished
Misheard lyric:
  "he watched them devil for his clothes..."
Correct lyric:
  "he watched them gamble for his clothes..."
I still don't know what I was thinking! amazing song though
submitted by Dan111

Song: Jekyll & Hyde
Misheard lyric:
  "You'd better fight on the winning side..."
Correct lyric:
  "Two men are fighting a war inside..."
Fight on the winning side and the right man wins every time!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Grave Robber
Misheard lyric:
  "When the brave robber comes and then finally dies..."
Correct lyric:
  "When the grave robber comes and death finally dies..."
submitted by jordan1

Song: Grave Robber
Misheard lyric:
  "like a fake bird thats life is just waiting to pass..."
Correct lyric:
  "like a vapor this life is just waiting to pass..."
In the original it doesn't sound like fake bird but in this version, somehow it does!
submitted by jordan1

Song: Beyond Belief
Misheard lyric:
  "be on a leaf..."
Correct lyric:
  "beyond belief..."
from my little brother
submitted by Greg1

Song: Beyond Belief
Misheard lyric:
  "And we want to wee..."
Correct lyric:
  "And we once were weak..."
submitted by Tim Cockcroft

Song: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
Misheard lyric:
  "He came, He saw, He is in life as well..."
Correct lyric:
  "He came, He saw, He is alive and well..."
Another one from my son Mikey. It's actually a pretty sophisticated re-wording for a 5-year-old!
submitted by Michael Jones

Album: Jekyll & Hyde

Song: Jekyll And Hyde
Misheard lyric:
  "Sometimes I feel like jigglin' hide..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sometimes I feel like Jekyll & Hyde..."
Hey, sometimes you just GOTTA dance!
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Jekyll And Hyde
Misheard lyric:
  "One kiss, one taste, I have to decide..."
Correct lyric:
  "One gives, one takes, I have to decide..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Jekyll And Hyde
Misheard lyric:
  "But despite my good attacked chins..."
Correct lyric:
  "But despite my good intentions..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Jekyll And Hyde
Misheard lyric:
  "Sometimes I feel like Jackal and Hyde..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sometimes I feel like Jekyll and Hyde..."
Yeah, If I ever saw a jackal I would definitly hide! (Or should that be Hyde?) My Dad is French and this is the way he pronounced the title.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Stand
Misheard lyric:
  "Stand religious..."
Correct lyric:
  "Stand elected..."
Even now when I listen to this song, unless I'm trying to hear it the right way, I get this line.
submitted by S. J. McBride

Song: Stand
Misheard lyric:
  "Stand with Ephesus..."
Correct lyric:
  "Stand with emphasis..."
That's how I hear John sing this line every time I hear the song even when I'm listening real closely
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda
Misheard lyric:
  "gonna believe in the providence of good..."
Correct lyric:
  "gonna believe in the promise "it's all good"..."
I was trying to figure out what that meant, so I looked at the lyrics... now I understand it
submitted by John Ivy

Song: Life As We Know It
Misheard lyric:
  "Life as we know it, more all gone than thee..."
Correct lyric:
  "Life as we know it, more abundantly..."
I always had a tendency to read the lyrics the first time I heard a new CD, so I didn't suffer from this much. But the first time I heard Jekyll & Hyde I was driving, so I couldn't really read anything.
submitted by Shaun Varney

Song: Sacred Trust
Misheard lyric:
  "I'm gonna let the #*@! fall where it will..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm gonna let the chips fall where they will ..."
I KNOW PETRA WOULD NEVER SAY A BAD WORD!! But it's still hilarious. I was doing my homework while I heard this song so that's what it sounded like the first time I heard it; right away I knew that wasn't true though.
submitted by Ray

Song: Sacred Trust
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a separate bus..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a sacred trust..."
Very, very, strange.
submitted by stell

Song: Sacred Trust
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a sacred crust..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a Sacred Trust ..."
submitted by Steve Cascio

Album: Revival

Song: Send Revival, Start With Me
Misheard lyric:
  "Selling revival, start with me..."
Correct lyric:
  "Send revival, start with me..."
I guess my speakers were kinda messed up.
submitted by Leo DeSouza11

Song: Send Revival, Start With Me
CD Track Time: 01:08
Misheard lyric:
  "Send the Bible..."
Correct lyric:
  "Send revival..."
22-month-old Mikey sang this one day. I think he's had one too many rounds through "Jesus Loves Me"...
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: The Noise We Make
CD Track Time: 01:27
Misheard lyric:
  "You are roly-poly..."
Correct lyric:
  "You are holy, holy..."
I doubt that God is ever roly-poly! I think the "R" from "You are..." kind of overlaps the "H" in "holy"...
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Meet With Me
CD Track Time: 00:21
Misheard lyric:
  "I'm here to mate with you..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm here to meet with you..."
I'm not sure Dorla Schlitt would approve of that version!
submitted by Michael Jones

Album: Double Take

Song: Judas Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "Like another corn stuck in your plow..."
Correct lyric:
  "Like another thorn stuck in your brow..."
Harvest time can have its mishaps
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Judas Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "It must be like another bowsman's broken bow..."
Correct lyric:
  "It must be like another close friend's broken vow..."
If the misheard lyric were correct, the word "bow" would have to be pronounced differently.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Judas Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "It must be like another philosopher's broken vow..."
Correct lyric:
  "It must be like another close friend's broken vow..."
submitted by zoze_man

Song: Beyond Belief
Misheard lyric:
  "the ugly... the ugly..."
Correct lyric:
  "beyond belief... beyond belief..."
submitted by tim

Song: Beyond Belief
Misheard lyric:
  "We all believe, we all believe...."
Correct lyric:
  "Beyond belief, beyond belief...."
Dosen't it make sense?
submitted by if they Sadrec

Song: Beat the System
Misheard lyric:
  "Wiser, wiser..."
Correct lyric:
  "Wise up, Rise up..."
Hey, some people pronounce it like that. It made sense.
submitted by Seana

Song: Breathe In
CD Track Time: 00:53
Misheard lyric:
  "I close my eyes and Audrey..."
Correct lyric:
  "I close my eyes and I dream..."
Just who is this Audrey girl anyway?
submitted by Michael Jones

Album: God Fixation

Song: Falling Up
Misheard lyric:
  "I'm old enough now..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm falling up now..."
I once found my housemate singing the chorus that way. Of course, I agree that he's old enough to get a wife and move out.
submitted by Victor1

Song: Over the Horizon
Misheard lyric:
  "And I may crash to You..."
Correct lyric:
  "And I may question You..."
We will bow on our knees, we will fall postrate, we will... crash before the beauty of God? Sounds strange, yet it will be true.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Over the Horizon
Misheard lyric:
  "When life seems so un-shirts on..."
Correct lyric:
  "When life seems so uncertain..."
I did not actually misinterpret this line, but something about the way John pronounced the last word made it sound like this.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: God Fixation
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a pop sensation..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a God fixation..."
I think it's more of a rock sensation.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus

Song: Be Of Good Cheer
Misheard lyric:
  "Have some more beer..."
Correct lyric:
  "be of good cheer..."
submitted by Steve Thompson

Song: Lovely Lord
Misheard lyric:
  "and we thank for eternity..."
Correct lyric:
  "and be thankful eternally..."
Nice variation, isn't it?
submitted by Pieter Th. van Wingerden

Album: No Doubt

Song: Enter In
CD Track Time: 01:04
Misheard lyric:
  "The Taco Bell is torn in two..."
Correct lyric:
  "The temple veil is torn in two..."
I guess maybe 96 kbps MP3's on PC speakers aren't as great as I thought...!
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Heart of a Hero
Misheard lyric:
  "They'll drag you down and deck you, they can slay..."
Correct lyric:
  "They'll drag you down, attack your faith, and slay..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Heart of a Hero
Misheard lyric:
  "So let your heart be filled with courage and strength all alone..."
Correct lyric:
  "So let your heart be filled with courage and strength of the Lord..."
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Right Place
Misheard lyric:
  "Your chances ten to none..."
Correct lyric:
  "Your chances slim to none..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Right Place
Misheard lyric:
  "When you're in the lion's mouth..."
Correct lyric:
  "When your self-reliance fails..."
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Two Are Better Than One
Misheard lyric:
  "To pray and hug me, guh' floo'..."
Correct lyric:
  "To pray and help me get through..."
I was eleven years old when I listened to No Doubt for the first time.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Two Are Better Than One
Misheard lyric:
  "I will pray for you in the fight..."
Correct lyric:
  "I will pray till you win the fight..."
They both work equally well
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Two Are Better Than One
Misheard lyric:
  "We sure got each other..."
Correct lyric:
  "We sharpen each other..."
Hmmm, two misheard lyrics in the one verse must be some sort of record. Perhaps I should contact the Guinness Book Of Records People.
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Sincerely Yours
Misheard lyric:
  "I am severely yours..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am sincerely yours..."
I think they both apply.
submitted by Bob1

Song: Sincerely Yours
Misheard lyric:
  "This pot of gold is standing here..."
Correct lyric:
  "This prodigal is standing here..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Think On These Things
Misheard lyric:
  "Thank God these things..."
Correct lyric:
  "Think on these things..."
This bothered me, since I knew there needed to be a "for" in there.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Think On These Things
Misheard lyric:
  "When my mom begins to stray, I want to think the other way..."
Correct lyric:
  "When my mind begins to stray, I want to think the other way..."
God forbid my mom should ever stray! I would definitely want to think the other way!
submitted by Susannah

Song: For All You're Worth
Misheard lyric:
  "Just think back, you worried me then..."
Correct lyric:
  "Just think back to where it began..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: Wake-Up Call

Song: Midnight Oil
Misheard lyric:
  "Found the midnight oil..."
Correct lyric:
  "Burn the midnight oil..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Midnight Oil
Misheard lyric:
  "Will our lamps be full at the cruising hour..."
Correct lyric:
  "Will our lamps be full at parousia..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Midnight Oil
Misheard lyric:
  "The planet's gonna be so royal..."
Correct lyric:
  "The wedding's gonna be so royal..."
Somehow I just can't hear this one correctly, I always end up singing the wrong version. Well, there will be a new heaven and a new earth some day!
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: He's Been In My Shoes
Misheard lyric:
  "He worked a magic like me..."
Correct lyric:
  "He was a man just like me..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: He's Been In My Shoes
Misheard lyric:
  "He feels the pain and He heals the blues..."
Correct lyric:
  "He feels the pain and He heals the bruise..."
Hey, who says Jesus can't heal the blues? I always thought it said this until I saw the lyrics.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Praying Man
Misheard lyric:
  "Jesus turned the water into eye..."
Correct lyric:
  "Jesus turned the water into wine..."
We were listening to this song in the car, and our five-year-old, Mikey, said "did he say 'eye?'" (Wouldn't that be GROSS??)
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "Where do I go when I miss the mark? When my heart starts feelin' like it's stayin' d@*n dark..."
Correct lyric:
  "Where do I go when I miss the mark? When my heart starts feelin' like it's stained and dark...."
I swear, I thought I heard John sing this, but obviously it was a faux pas on my part.
submitted by Henry May

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "'Bout a grace so amazing it can make a man fray..."
Correct lyric:
  "'Bout a grace so amazing it can make a man free..."
I guess John likes to pronouce the "E" sound like "A".
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "About a chaplain's aide..."
Correct lyric:
  "Blood shed for me..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "Oh-ba-no, one way to go..."
Correct lyric:
  "Only know, one way to go..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "What is up to do, John?..."
Correct lyric:
  "'Bout a substitution ..."
submitted by Mark-Jan Zwart

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "Gonna burn in hell..."
Correct lyric:
  "With a burnin' fuse..."
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "I take it to the crimson flood..."
Correct lyric:
  "I take it to the crimson flow..."
I think it's the way John sings the lines that confuses me...
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Underneath the Blood
Misheard lyric:
  "Holdin' on, one way to go, take it to the grips and flow!..."
Correct lyric:
  "Only know one way to go, take it to the crimson flow!..."
Don't you dare let go, you could be swept away...:)
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Sleeping Giant
Misheard lyric:
  "can you hear the alarm and go down the hall..."
Correct lyric:
  "can you hear the alarm echo down the hall..."
I thought that was correct until I actually looked at the lyrics
submitted by Christopher Hayes

Song: Believer in Deed
Misheard lyric:
  "It must be now or never to cherish each and ever..."
Correct lyric:
  "It must be now or never to cherish each endeavor..."
Each and ever...John, shouldn't that be each and EVERY?
submitted by Susannah

Album: Unseen Power

Song: Destiny
Misheard lyric:
  "It's your destiny - naked to the end..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's your destiny - to make it to the end..."
It's amazing what you'll hear wrong playing things quietly through your computer speakers so you don't disturb coworkers...!
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Destiny
Misheard lyric:
  "What it became!..."
Correct lyric:
  "One of a kind!..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Who's On The Lord's Side
Misheard lyric:
  "Gotta run, gotta run..."
Correct lyric:
  "Gotta work, gotta work..."
You gotta run to get to work on time if you took too long of a shower.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Who's On The Lord's Side
Misheard lyric:
  "Who's on the North side?..."
Correct lyric:
  "Who's on the Lord's side?..."
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Ready, Willing And Able
Misheard lyric:
  "It's diamond season..."
Correct lyric:
  "Instant in season..."
I thought that was another one of those baseball-related cliches.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Ready, Willing And Able
Misheard lyric:
  "Ready my woman's in labour..."
Correct lyric:
  "Ready willing and able ..."
My sister misheard this one back in the day when the album first came out; she used to go round the house singing the wrong lyrics!
submitted by A British Pethead

Song: Hand On My Heart
Misheard lyric:
  "With your hand on my boss..."
Correct lyric:
  "With your hand on my pulse..."
Yes, God, impress upon my boss's heart to give me a raise...
submitted by S. J. McBride

Song: Hand On My Heart
Misheard lyric:
  "Now I've found the band security..."
Correct lyric:
  "Now I've finally found security..."
These are the guys who stop you if you try to sneak backstage at a Petra concert! :-)
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Dance
Misheard lyric:
  "Dance with pneumonia..."
Correct lyric:
  "Dance with the one that brung ya..."
Kim and Amanda learned their first Petra song a bit differently than the band intended. Picture my 7 and 5 year old girls sitting in the back of the car singing this at full volume.
submitted by Mister Bob

Song: Dance
Misheard lyric:
  "Dance with the California/Don't chase cats, you know which one has hair..."
Correct lyric:
  "Dance with the one who brung ya/Don't change hats, you know it's the one you wear..."
When we first borrowed the Unseen Power video, this is what my kids would sing when "Dance" came on. It was really funny to hear them sing it this way, and we still get a good laugh out of it remembering.
submitted by Ron Whittaker

Song: Dance
Misheard lyric:
  "My feet start moving in my Sunday shoes..."
Correct lyric:
  "My feet start moving down inside my shoes..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Dance
Misheard lyric:
  "Don't change hats but you know to change your underwear ..."
Correct lyric:
  "Don't change hats, you know it's the one you wear..."
I should have never thought these were the real lyrics, but this album came out when I was eight years old and at the time that's how I understood it.
submitted by

Song: Dance
Misheard lyric:
  "Don't change cats, you know it's your underwear..."
Correct lyric:
  "Don't change hats, you know it's the one you wear..."
No, it's NOT the cat that stinks. You smelt it, you dealt it, buster.
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Secret Weapon
Misheard lyric:
  "I've gotta sleep with women..."
Correct lyric:
  "I've got a secret weapon..."
Not my own. But I found this on another website and thought it would be worth sharing here.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Sight Unseen
Misheard lyric:
  "Zion seed! Zion seed! ..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sight unseen! Sight unseen!..."
This was my husband's wrong hearing... makes much more sense the right way!
submitted by Buddy Pearl/ Tori Davis

Song: Sight Unseen
Misheard lyric:
  "Science Scene..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sight Unseen..."
That's what I really used to think it said back in the day.
submitted by Jay Cavallaro

Song: Sight Unseen
Misheard lyric:
  "Ultra Sheen..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sight Unseen..."
I found this on another website and wanted to share it here.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Sight Unseen
Misheard lyric:
  "But you still infatuate to and fro..."
Correct lyric:
  "But you still fluctuate to and fro..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Hey World
Misheard lyric:
  "The harder road of the Jews..."
Correct lyric:
  "The harder road to choose..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: Beyond Belief

Song: Armed And Dangerous
Misheard lyric:
  "I... Am... Dangerous..."
Correct lyric:
  "Armed and Dangerous..."
Obviously, I knew what it said cause I had the album. A friend of mine pointed this one out to me.
submitted by Darron Vanover

Song: I Am On The Rock
Misheard lyric:
  "I have bombed Iraq..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am on the rock..."
I knew the correct version, but just after the start of Desert Shield while listening to the song that popped into my head instead.
submitted by Eric Bickel

Song: I Am On The Rock
Misheard lyric:
  "I am on the rock, Francis and deysin..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am on the Rock, the sure foundation..."
Something my cousin sang when he heard the song for the first time!
submitted by HaKJ

Song: I Am On The Rock
Misheard lyric:
  "I am on the Rock, the just foundation..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am on the Rock, the sure foundation ..."
submitted by A Pethead

Song: Creed
CD Track Time: 02:54
Misheard lyric:
  "I believe he is the death of all men small and great..."
Correct lyric:
  "I believe he is the judge of all men small and great..."
Jesus gives life, He doesn't take it away!
submitted by nance

Song: Beyond Belief
Misheard lyric:
  "Moving, dancing, dangerous..."
Correct lyric:
  "Moving can seem dangerous..."
Moving, dancing, AND dangerous! Fear me!
submitted by BigD

Song: Love
Misheard lyric:
  "When mush turns into show..."
Correct lyric:
  "When push turns into shove..."
Now, ladies and gentlemen, presenting the pile of mush...
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Seen And Not Heard
Misheard lyric:
  "Tina got hurt..."
Correct lyric:
  "Seen and not heard..."
submitted by Scott Miller

Song: Seen And Not Heard
Misheard lyric:
  "They can answer me when they're talkin' You..."
Correct lyric:
  "With an answer near when they come to you..."
Can't believe I never looked that one up. Love the song!
submitted by Charles Norris

Song: Last Daze
Misheard lyric:
  "The boy of no return..."
Correct lyric:
  "The point of no return..."
I was a new Pethead at the time, and I thought that the person they were singing about in the first verse was "the boy of no return."
submitted by Susannah

Song: Last Daze
Misheard lyric:
  "Some say, it's a Sadducee..."
Correct lyric:
  "Some say, it's a certainty..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Last Daze
Misheard lyric:
  "Some say it's a Socrates, a sign of the times Diet Coke..."
Correct lyric:
  "Some say it's a certainty, a sign of the times I am told..."
My sister thought these were the words!
submitted by Susannah

Song: What's In A Name
Misheard lyric:
  "The Son of Justin Carpenter..."
Correct lyric:
  "The Son of just a carpenter..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: What's In A Name
Misheard lyric:
  "Name of God's all names..."
Correct lyric:
  "Name above all names..."
A grammatical disaster...
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: What's In A Name
CD Track Time: 02:49
Misheard lyric:
  "The prince of pea..."
Correct lyric:
  "The Prince of Peace..."
submitted by Cathy Jones

Song: Prayer
Misheard lyric:
  "I humbly clay..."
Correct lyric:
  "I humbly pray..."
This happens nearly every time John sings this line at the end of the chorus... I actually thought that there might be a backmasked message and played it backwards. hehehe, no "Judas Kiss" here though.
submitted by Daniel Abbey

Song: Prayer
Misheard lyric:
  "I humbly claim......"
Correct lyric:
  "I humbly pray......"
"I humbly claim" was quite weird (and amusing) ending for a song like this - until I understood that it was "praying" instead of "claiming". When English is not your native language (Finnish), you can mishear a lot of things =)
submitted by Carolina1

Album: Petra Praise · The Rock Cries Out

Song: I Love The Lord
Misheard lyric:
  "Tall may in strown..."
Correct lyric:
  "Ten million strong..."
This is one that really bothered me before I read the actual lyrics.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Jesus, Jesus, Glorious One
Misheard lyric:
  "Let all the sin-ly ones in God rejoice..."
Correct lyric:
  "Let all the saintly ones in God rejoice..."
Formerly sin-ly, currently good-ly
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Jesus, Jesus, Glorious One
Misheard lyric:
  "Let all the silly ones of God rejoice..."
Correct lyric:
  "Let all the saintly ones of God rejoice..."
I didn't get this right until I saw the same lyrics mis-heard by someone else on this site.
submitted by Mike F.

Song: Salvation Belongs To Our God
Misheard lyric:
  "Peas to our God!..."
Correct lyric:
  "Be to our God!..."
This was when I was a little girl, I asked my parents if God really liked peas!
submitted by Buddy Pearl/ Tori Davis

Song: No Weapon Formed Against Us
Misheard lyric:
  "I wanna be where the devil may free me..."
Correct lyric:
  "I will not fear what the devil may bring me..."
It's still a good song though.
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Friends (All In The Family Of God)
Misheard lyric:
  "Stoozin' brothers..."
Correct lyric:
  "Sisters and brothers..."
Don't ask me what that means! I was about eight years old at the time... I thought it was some kind of fifties word.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: I Will Call Upon The Lord
Misheard lyric:
  "Well, back home we do this song in the ram. So, side A, you sing with Ben..."
Correct lyric:
  "Well, back home we do this song in the round. So, side A, you sing with the band..."
John, don't eat marshmallows while you're performing Petra shows!
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: On Fire!

Song: All Fired Up
Misheard lyric:
  "and my heart is a battle call..."
Correct lyric:
  "and my heart is a burning coal..."
submitted by hockeynette44

Song: All Fired Up
Misheard lyric:
  "I feel the Judge is stirring..."
Correct lyric:
  "I feel the church is stirring..."
For years I thought John was singing the word "Judge" instead of "church" I figured he meant that God is "the Judge of all men" until I finally got the lyrics.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: All Fired Up
Misheard lyric:
  "Oh-oh, Higher Love!..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm all Fired up!..."
Another one that I first misheard when I was three years old. Kinda makes sense though, doesn't it?
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Hit You Where You Live
Misheard lyric:
  "You want a change - we thought you might..."
Correct lyric:
  "You want to change with all your might..."
I heard this song so many times, and I finally decided that what I was hearing HAD to be what they were really saying, even though it was a little weird... and then I saw the lyrics written out, and that cleared it up :-P
submitted by Daniel Estabrooks

Song: Hit You Where You Live
Misheard lyric:
  "We're all so loud, the mark will show..."
Correct lyric:
  "When you're all sold out, the mark will show..."
Ruptured bleeding eardrums ;-)
submitted by Daniel Estabrooks

Song: Hit You Where You Live
Misheard lyric:
  "Get to where you live..."
Correct lyric:
  "Hit you where you live..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Hit You Where You Live
Misheard lyric:
  "The bark will show..."
Correct lyric:
  "The mark will show..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Mine Field
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a my field..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a mine field..."
I heard this as a record & my (former) pastor used it against me to get me to think that Petra was a... "Satanic Rock Group" ...Boy was he wrong!
submitted by Daryl A Grant

Song: Mine Field
Misheard lyric:
  "Drink a glass of beer..."
Correct lyric:
  "Think the grass is greener..."
Apparently, John still needed to be delivered from alcoholism!
submitted by Susannah

Song: Mine Field
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a light beer..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a mine field..."
When playing for the first time- right out of the wrapper, my buddy and I looked at each other and said, huh? It was funny. the 80's were cool!
submitted by charles bell

Song: Mine Field
Misheard lyric:
  "It's a viking!..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's a mine field!..."
My friend Aaron thought it said this for a good year or so before he finally figured it out.
submitted by Michael Janke

Song: Mine Field
Misheard lyric:
  "Better lead another person to the One who knows the way..."
Correct lyric:
  "Better leave the navigation to the One who knows the way..."
I can't believe that I had the lyrics to this one and I never realized what the song actually said. It made so much sense!
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Defector
Misheard lyric:
  "Let 'er roll!..."
Correct lyric:
  "(John's last scream on Defector)..."
"Let 'er roll" makes more sense for the beginning of the song.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Defector
Misheard lyric:
  "Even though..."
Correct lyric:
  "Defector..."
For some reason, every time I heard them sing "Defector!!" I always thought they sang, "Even though!!"
submitted by Dorcas Chung

Song: Defector
Misheard lyric:
  "Defective... now they have a hold on you, a witchy brew..."
Correct lyric:
  "Defector... now they have a hold on you, you broke it through..."
What my sister heard it as, as we were just listening to the song. Of course, she really knows the right words!
submitted by Susannah

Song: Defector
CD Track Time: 00:52
Misheard lyric:
  "Defender..."
Correct lyric:
  "Defector..."
This misheard lyric is no doubt the result of too many hours playing Atari games...
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Stand In The Gap
Misheard lyric:
  "and believe and reproduce..."
Correct lyric:
  "and believe and He'll produce..."
Remind me to read the lyrics in the liner first!
submitted by Mike F.

Album: This Means War!

Song: This Means War!
Misheard lyric:
  "But 'till judgement we all bust a door..."
Correct lyric:
  "But 'till judgment we all must endure..."
submitted by Matt Miazga

Song: This Means War!
Misheard lyric:
  "but till judgement we all pass the door..."
Correct lyric:
  "but till judgement we all must endure..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
Misheard lyric:
  "The way the wind whistled him through the grave..."
Correct lyric:
  "The way to win was only through the grave..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
Misheard lyric:
  "He came, He saw, He is Emmanuel..."
Correct lyric:
  "He came, He saw, He is alive and well..."
submitted by Jeremy

Song: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
Misheard lyric:
  "He came into this world, He saw your enemy......"
Correct lyric:
  "He came into this world, He saw humanity......"
I thought it sounded redundant to say the word "enemy" twice in the same verse, but I never bothered to check the lyrics to correct my error. It wasn't until I heard John sing it again on Farewell that it became clear to me.
submitted by Chris Whiteley

Song: Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man
Misheard lyric:
  "Get on your knees and fly like a bird..."
Correct lyric:
  "Get on your knees and fight like a man..."
My sister heard this one first. (Apparently, she did not realize the title of the song at the moment.) Because I already knew that was the title line, I never thought it sounded like that until she said so. It sure made a conversation piece.
submitted by scott "Petrafried" Frischmann

Song: I Am Available
Misheard lyric:
  "I am a vegetable..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am available..."
submitted by Bethany

Song: I Am Available
Misheard lyric:
  "I am a cannibal..."
Correct lyric:
  "I am available..."
My sister thought this was what they were saying.
submitted by JOHN

Song: I Am Available
Misheard lyric:
  "Among the most dependable..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm not the most dependable..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Kenaniah
Misheard lyric:
  "Paranoia, paranoia..."
Correct lyric:
  "Kenaniah, Kenaniah..."
A friend of mine used to sing this "version" of the chorus on the top of his voice. I wonder what this tells me about his state of mind at the time. ;-)
submitted by Milchkaffeetrinker

Song: Kenaniah
Misheard lyric:
  "Carolina, Carolina, we will sing our ancient song..."
Correct lyric:
  "Kenaniah, Kenaniah, we will sing our ancient song..."
submitted by john11

Song: All The King's Horses
Misheard lyric:
  "All the king's horses and all the king's death..."
Correct lyric:
  "All the king's horses and all the king's men..."
submitted by Sontsu

Song: All The King's Horses
Misheard lyric:
  "the men of Kommoraddan..."
Correct lyric:
  "the men will come riding..."
Where's that place located?
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: Back To The Street

Song: Back To The Street
Misheard lyric:
  "And prepare the new coming..."
Correct lyric:
  "And compel them to come in..."
I figured that was another way to say "The Second Coming," but it still sounded funny to me.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Back To The Street
CD Track Time: 01:26
Misheard lyric:
  "As long as there's a naked heart that still has strength to beat..."
Correct lyric:
  "As long as there's an aching heart that still has strength to beat..."
I just thought they meant that without Christ ones heart is "naked", without a covering... you know like that garden of Eden thingy or something...???
submitted by Laurie Lokey

Song: Back To The Street
CD Track Time: 02:03
Misheard lyric:
  "Rusting on what you've done..."
Correct lyric:
  "Resting on what you've done..."
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Shakin' The House
Misheard lyric:
  "Newer Devin, your foundation..."
Correct lyric:
  "You examine your foundation..."
No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make any sense out of this line until I read the lyrics online. I happen to have a friend named Devin, so the name just stuck in my mind I guess. :-D
submitted by S. J. McBride

Song: Shakin' The House
CD Track Time: 01:07
Misheard lyric:
  "Shake on the house..."
Correct lyric:
  "Shakin' the house..."
submitted by Cathy Jones

Song: King's Ransom
Misheard lyric:
  "The roads were shattered..."
Correct lyric:
  "The Rose of Sharon..."
I knew my interpretation of the lyric was wrong when the next line was "wore a crown of thorns that day."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: King's Ransom
Misheard lyric:
  "They just stood and laughed at him when listening to his claims..."
Correct lyric:
  "Some just stood in unbelief when listening to his claims..."
This is the way I hear it!!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Whole World
Misheard lyric:
  "Humanistic Elijah Mint..."
Correct lyric:
  "Humanistic lies lament..."
Yumm-ey! I like mint!
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Whole World
CD Track Time: 00:49
Misheard lyric:
  "And take their toe without a sound..."
Correct lyric:
  "And take their toll without a sound..."
Pretty hard, since normally there would be a sound like OUCH!!!
submitted by Cathy Jones

Song: Another Crossroad
Misheard lyric:
  "My brothers crossbow..."
Correct lyric:
  "Another crossroad..."
submitted by Steve Higgins

Song: Another Crossroad
CD Track Time: 00:43
Misheard lyric:
  "Another frost mode..."
Correct lyric:
  "Another crossroad..."
In the background vocals, not (for a change) in John's vocals... Maybe Petra just put a new fridge in on the tour bus...
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Another Crossroad
CD Track Time: 01:23
Misheard lyric:
  "It's not hard to miss a turtle on the way..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's not hard to miss a turn along the way..."
Turtles very rarely dart back in front of you when you swerve to miss them...
submitted by Cathy Jones

Song: Run For Cover
Misheard lyric:
  "One foot drummer..."
Correct lyric:
  "Run for cover..."
I can't remember who first pointed out that it sounds like that, but our family still mis-sings this part for fun!
submitted by Amy Gordley

Song: Run For Cover
Misheard lyric:
  "Run for governor..."
Correct lyric:
  "Run for cover..."
submitted by Steve Higgins

Song: Run For Cover
Misheard lyric:
  "Like Yellow Ninjas running through the night...."
Correct lyric:
  "Like the Lone Ranger running through the night ..."
submitted by C. Lafflin

Song: Run For Cover
CD Track Time: 00:50
Misheard lyric:
  "Like the Long Ranger, running through the night..."
Correct lyric:
  "Like the Lone Ranger, running through the night..."
submitted by Cathy Jones

Song: Run For Cover
CD Track Time: 02:02
Misheard lyric:
  "The arm of flex will always fail..."
Correct lyric:
  "The arm of flesh will always fail..."
Charles Atlas, anyone?
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Fool's Gold
Misheard lyric:
  "for the higher price of peasant corn..."
Correct lyric:
  "for the higher prize I'm pressing toward..."
This one kept bothering me; I really needed to look at the lyrics and find out what John really was saying.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Fool's Gold
CD Track Time: 02:01
Misheard lyric:
  "The goat that I must seek..."
Correct lyric:
  "The gold that I must seek..."
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Altar Ego
Misheard lyric:
  "It's just you Walter Rego..."
Correct lyric:
  "It's just your altar ego..."
I couldn't understand who this Walter Rego was anyway; must be some well-known American.
submitted by Nathan Ellery

Album: Captured in Time & Space

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "Beat Your Sister..."
Correct lyric:
  "Beat The System..."
Well, it wasn't a misheard lyric, just a Wierd Alism!!
submitted by Douglas Sands

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "Man may be a skeleton hanging off a head..."
Correct lyric:
  "There may be a skeleton hanging overhead..."
That's what I believed the lyric said and told my little brother it was so!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "I'm mister Mark I can't deny it..."
Correct lyric:
  "I've missed the mark I can't deny it..."
submitted by Mark-Jan Zwart

Song: Grave Robber
Misheard lyric:
  "When the brave Roberts comes ..."
Correct lyric:
  "When the Grave Robber comes..."
My mother's maiden name is Roberts; This is the version she sang one day. Yes, our family is very brave!
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: The Praise Medley (Let Everything That Hath Breath/Without Him We Can Do Nothing/Praise Ye The Lord/Hallelujah Chorus)
Misheard lyric:
  "We bow, feel weak, and do nothing..."
Correct lyric:
  "Without Him we can do nothing..."
Please remember that I was only three years old when I first heard this song.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: It Is Finished
Misheard lyric:
  "the roaring of the angry mob had settled too low..."
Correct lyric:
  "the roaring of the angry mob had settled to a lull..."
I tried my best to figure it out until I checked the lyrics
submitted by Deepa

Album: Beat The System

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "Wise oh, wise oh!..."
Correct lyric:
  "Wise up, rise up!..."
When I was like 8 or so, and my dad played this in the car, that's what I would sing, and he'd say, "That's not what it says!" But I'd say it anyway. :)
submitted by Jay Cavallaro

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "Why zone, why zone..."
Correct lyric:
  "Wise up, rise up..."
What my little brother used to sing when he was really young.
submitted by Susannah

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "Why go, why go..."
Correct lyric:
  "Wise up, rise up..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "trying to break the mode..."
Correct lyric:
  "trying to break the mold..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "What is all, What is all..."
Correct lyric:
  "Wise up, Rise up..."
I was seven when I misheard this.
submitted by Christopher Hayes

Song: Beat The System
Misheard lyric:
  "Caught in the undertoad..."
Correct lyric:
  "Caught in the Undertow..."
My younger son, who was six years old at the time, sang "undertoad." After that, every time my wife and I heard the song, we envisioned this huge toad sucking in its helpless victims!
submitted by Bill Holko

Song: Computer Brains
Misheard lyric:
  "make out..."
Correct lyric:
  "break out..."
ha ha
submitted by mike

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "Like a spotless lamp, I'm stainless in His sight, with no trace of grime left to fight!..."
Correct lyric:
  "Like a spotless lamb, I'm blameless in His sight, with no trace of wrong left to right..."
I thought this song had a subliminal advertisement for stain remover.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "Maybe comprehended..."
Correct lyric:
  "Maybe caught red-handed..."
I have two misheard lyrics for the same song. That's strange.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "With no trace of wrong left to write..."
Correct lyric:
  "With no trace of wrong left to right..."
Oh well, either way God erases all our sins when we ask Him for forgiveness
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Clean
Misheard lyric:
  "Kneeling in the closet baking daily bread..."
Correct lyric:
  "Kneeling in the closet begging daily bread..."
People have the strangest habits :-)
submitted by Petraviking

Song: It Is Finished
Misheard lyric:
  "He paid the rat of doom for the pebbles in the moon..."
Correct lyric:
  "He paid the ransom due and tore the temple veil in two..."
It must have been the recorded tape...
submitted by Bob

Song: God Gave Rock And Roll To You
Misheard lyric:
  "Put it in the soul and let it roll..."
Correct lyric:
  "Put it in the soul of everyone..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Witch Hunt
Misheard lyric:
  "Don coyote howls to heaven and the wind will too attack!..."
Correct lyric:
  "Don Quixote's gotta have another windmill to attack!..."
I thought it was the cartoon character!
submitted by Buddy Pearl/ Tori Davis

Song: Witch Hunt
Misheard lyric:
  "All the crusades but we forgot our Saviour!..."
Correct lyric:
  "On a crusade but we forgot our saber!..."
Didn't hear this song too well!! It made pefect sence to me, Jesus wants to be a part of salvation! And I think we often forget Jesus in some of our crusades, at least the real Jesus.
submitted by Buddy Pearl/ Tori Davis

Song: Witch Hunt
Misheard lyric:
  "The coyote's got to heaven another windmill to attack..."
Correct lyric:
  "Don Quixote's gotta have another windmill to attack..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Witch Hunt
CD Track Time: 00:17
Misheard lyric:
  "Everybody look, there's a new band waggin' in town..."
Correct lyric:
  "Everybody look, there's a new bandwagon in town..."
Another one of those "listening quietly at work" deals. Woof woof!
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Hollow Eyes
Misheard lyric:
  "To escape the patient heat..."
Correct lyric:
  "To escape the Haitian heat..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Hollow Eyes
Misheard lyric:
  "the children lay their heads to escape the ancient heat..."
Correct lyric:
  "the children lay their heads to escape the Hatian heat..."
submitted by Christopher Hayes

Song: Hollow Eyes
Misheard lyric:
  "Please don't leave me hungry, please don't leave me sick..."
Correct lyric:
  "The least of these is hungry, the least of these is sick..."
submitted by Tim Cockcroft

Song: Speak To The Sky
Misheard lyric:
  "Speak to the sky, and no hammer will fall..."
Correct lyric:
  "Speak to the sky, and you never will fall..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Speak To The Sky
Misheard lyric:
  "Fight the systems with resistance..."
Correct lyric:
  "Fight insistance with resistance..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Speak To The Sky
Misheard lyric:
  "Speak to this guy..."
Correct lyric:
  "Speak to the sky..."
submitted by Leo DeSouza

Song: Adonai
Misheard lyric:
  "This Thursday, within my soul..."
Correct lyric:
  "This thirsting within my soul..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: Not Of This World

Song: Bema Seat
Misheard lyric:
  "Will you receive or eat tonight?..."
Correct lyric:
  "Will you receive or be denied?..."
What's the point of receiving food if you cannot eat it?
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Bema Seat
Misheard lyric:
  "Every store will be eaten..."
Correct lyric:
  "Every score will be evened..."
You shouldn't leave the food to rot in the cupboard...
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Grave Robber
Misheard lyric:
  "when the grave robber comes, and then finally dies..."
Correct lyric:
  "when the grave robber comes, and death finally dies..."
This really messed with my end-time theology as a kid... never knew they put the words with the album
submitted by Peter J

Song: Grave Robber
Misheard lyric:
  "Just one shout from above and they all went away..."
Correct lyric:
  "Just one shout from above and they all will awake ..."
I guess the shout could have shocked them to death...
submitted by mucau

Song: Blinded Eyes
Misheard lyric:
  "Let it flame you..."
Correct lyric:
  "Right in plain view..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Not By Sight
Misheard lyric:
  "whop bop beep..."
Correct lyric:
  "walk by faith..."
I was young when I 1st heard this wrong and wasn't corrected about this for about 8 years (in high school)
submitted by Eric Bickel

Song: Lift Him Up
Misheard lyric:
  "It doesn't take any bottle degree..."
Correct lyric:
  "It doesn't take any Bible degree..."
As a kid, I could never figure out what a bottle degree was... now I understand!
submitted by Benjamin M. Pluym

Song: Pied Piper
Misheard lyric:
  "Or any usage of..."
Correct lyric:
  "Whenever you say jump..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Occupy
Misheard lyric:
  "Archie Bar, Archie Bar..."
Correct lyric:
  "Occupy, occupy..."
The person who made this up (not me) is probably a junk food addict.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Album: More Power To Ya

Song: Stand Up
Misheard lyric:
  "the battle cry is hilting odour..."
Correct lyric:
  "the battle cry is getting louder..."
submitted by Yohan Henry

Song: More Power To Ya
Misheard lyric:
  "Put on all your armor and fight sucker fight..."
Correct lyric:
  "Put on all His armor and fight the good fight..."
I got my first album (More Power To Ya) in 1984. I brought it home and heard my brother singing to it one day, this was his version of what was being sung. He was about 11.
submitted by Keith Edgar

Song: More Power To Ya
Misheard lyric:
  "More woofer tweeter..."
Correct lyric:
  "More power to ya..."
I always thought that "more power to ya" could be interchanged with "more woofer tweeter". You musical gear-heads will understand the connotation.
submitted by john slick

Song: More Power To Ya
Misheard lyric:
  "They powered up his spirit cord..."
Correct lyric:
  "The power of His Spirit poured..."
Must have been hard to find an outlet back then.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: More Power To Ya
Misheard lyric:
  "in our longer weakness..."
Correct lyric:
  "in all of our weakness..."
I misheard this in the bridge section. Greg's tongue must have been close to his mouth roof hence the "ng" sound.
submitted by Yohan Henry

Song: More Power To Ya
Misheard lyric:
  "not to those who has the taste..."
Correct lyric:
  "not to those who hesitate..."
submitted by Deepa

Song: Judas' Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "Just like when you were kids..."
Correct lyric:
  "Just like Judas' Kiss..."
Hey, this was the lyric that grabbed me the very first time I heard it at a lip synch during summer camp. That started my "love affair" with Petra & led to me buying my very first Petra album. (And I have them all now...)
submitted by Erik Barlik

Song: Judas' Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "Umyah poplar whatchya callit yah people people look out..."
Correct lyric:
  "What are you lookin' for the devil for, when you oughta be lookin' for the Lord?..."
This was my creative inspiration. In the space between tracks just before Judas' Kiss, is some weird gobbledygook stuff that sounds like the dreaded old "backwards masking" which people were imagining in the late 70's and early 80's. Yeah, it was me doing that weird stuff in there. I got in the recording booth, and simply stated "What are you lookin' for the devil for, when you oughta be lookin' for the Lord?" JDB taped it, ran it through a pitch change device, then reversed it, and dropped it into the open space.
submitted by john slick

Song: Judas' Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "Just like Buddha's kiss..."
Correct lyric:
  "Just like Judas' kiss..."
Whoa! My mom sang this completely by accident, and we laughed until we cried when we realized what she'd said.
submitted by Hannah L.

Song: Judas' Kiss
Misheard lyric:
  "It must be like another fork stuck in your mouth..."
Correct lyric:
  "It must be like another thorn stuck in your brow..."
submitted by John May

Song: Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
Misheard lyric:
  "You think you have no lack when you're really destined to..."
Correct lyric:
  "Your think your have no lack when you're really destitute..."
When you think about it, they really do sound alike... The sad thing is, I have plenty more where that came from!!!
submitted by Cheri

Song: Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
Misheard lyric:
  "you think you have no luck and you're really dusty too..."
Correct lyric:
  "you think you have no lack, when you're really destitute..."
I guess I was just stupid on this one. All I had was the cassette and there were no liner notes.
submitted by Lee Modlin

Song: Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
Misheard lyric:
  "You think you have no life, when you're really destined to..."
Correct lyric:
  "you think you have no lack when you're really destitute..."
I thought it was talking about Heaven
submitted by Kyle Semple

Song: Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
Misheard lyric:
  "You think you have no light when you're really adjusted to..."
Correct lyric:
  "You think you have no lack when you're really destitute..."
I've heard it this way since 1985. It made a little sense before, it makes more sense now--how embarrassing!
submitted by Carolyn Thomas

Song: Let Everything That Hath Breath
CD Track Time: 00:53
Misheard lyric:
  "Israel had a water fight..."
Correct lyric:
  "Israel had a war to fight..."
Those lyrics didn't match with any Bible story I knew, and I knew pretty many of them, so it never really made sense to me no matter how hard I tried to figure it out, but it sure sounded like that's what Greg was singing. LOL
submitted by Jerold Wenger

Album: Never Say Die

Song: Chameleon
Misheard lyric:
  "Emilia..."
Correct lyric:
  "Chameleon..."
Pretty stupid, isn't it... Poor Emilys! Oh well, I was just starting to learn English when I heard Never Say Die for the first time... :-)
submitted by Tocon

Song: Chameleon
Misheard lyric:
  "behind your add-on imaging..."
Correct lyric:
  "behind your anonymity..."
So I need to go to Adobe Photoshop to find out who the chameleon is?
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Chameleon
Misheard lyric:
  "You only want to hide behind your reme-remedy..."
Correct lyric:
  "You only want to hide behind your anonymity..."
A Petra lyric as heard and interpreted through Aussie ears, mate!!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Angel of Light
Misheard lyric:
  "Angel of light, you're telling me Nero is right..."
Correct lyric:
  "Angel of light, you're telling me wrong is right..."
I was eight years old when I got this album and I really thought that's what the lyric said!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Angel of Light
Misheard lyric:
  "I see through your front door..."
Correct lyric:
  "I see through your façade..."
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Without Him We Can Do Nothing
Misheard lyric:
  "Do you remember what east cold you out of..."
Correct lyric:
  "Do you remember what He's called you out of..."
No longer are you a slave to blowing your nose all day...
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: Without Him We Can Do Nothing
Misheard lyric:
  "Let us now take advantage of His love..."
Correct lyric:
  "Let us not take advantage of His love..."
Altering just a single letter can really change the meaning of a sentence.
submitted by Dan Reynolds

Song: For Annie
Misheard lyric:
  "Tell her he can free her and her phantom's affair..."
Correct lyric:
  "Tell her he can free her and her burdens bear..."
As stated elsewhere on this page, I was only eight years old when I first heard the song!!!
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Song: Father of Lights
Misheard lyric:
  "and drink He will supply, when you ask Him to..."
Correct lyric:
  "and strength He will supply, when you ask Him to..."
Could be dangerous depending on the kind of drink. But really, when I was 19, I thought it was 'drink', as in water to a thirsty soul.
submitted by Charles Norris

Song: Praise Ye The Lord
CD Track Time: 01:40
Misheard lyric:
  "Leaving behind the old kind of mind..."
Correct lyric:
  "Leaving behind the old carnal mind..."
Never Say Die was released in 1981. I probably got it around 1987 or so. For 20 years I heard it wrong!
submitted by Michael Jones

Song: Praise Ye The Lord
CD Track Time: 02:55
Misheard lyric:
  "Change ye the Lord..."
Correct lyric:
  "Praise ye the Lord..."
Something about the way the voices come together at this point in the song makes it sound like change rather than praise.
submitted by Mike Tifft

Album: Washes Whiter Than

Song: Magic Mirror
Misheard lyric:
  "My legs were running with my shoes near to the shell..."
Correct lyric:
  "My legs were running with my shoes nailed to the shelf..."
That's how it sounded to me when I first heard the song
submitted by BRADLEY YATES

Album: Petra

Song: Wake Up
Misheard lyric:
  "Drum away..."
Correct lyric:
  "I'm awake..."
submitted by Joe Brideau

Song: Get Back To The Bible
Misheard lyric:
  "your smith has seen a pony..."
Correct lyric:
  "Joe Smith has seen Moroni..."
Thanks to this site, the mystery is solved... LOL
submitted by Joe Brideau

Song: Get Back To The Bible
Misheard lyric:
  "I don't know what I've been told..."
Correct lyric:
  "I don't know, but I've been told..."
ALWAYS READ THE LYRICS! It saves you from looking like a goose.
submitted by BRADLEY YATES


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