I could swear we started a list for this, but I searched, and we didn't. So here it is. Now I know that some of the mystery and allure of popular music is in how the lyrics are sung in such a way, that it becomes part of the melody, and has a certain sound to it. That's great, but how often do you listen and think: "What the hell are they saying?". I'll start-off the list with two of the unequivocal kings of unintelligibility: 1) Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter Right off the bat, I have no idea what Eddie Vedder is saying, and it goes like that through the entire song. Here are some lyrics; Unsealed on a porch a letter sat. Then you said, "I wanna leave it again." Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand. And on the sand I wanna leave it again. Yeah. On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah. And they called and I said that "I want what I said" and then I call out again. And the reason oughta' leave her calm, I know. I said "I know what I was the boxer or the bag." Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave. I see them round the front way. Yeah. And I know, and I know I don't want to stay. 2) The Kingsmen - Louie Louie I understand the chorus, and then I'm lost. Here's what they're saying. A fine little girl, she waits for me Me catch a ship across the sea Me sail that ship all alone Me never think how I'll make it home Three nights and days I sail the sea I think of girl constantly On that ship, I dream she there I smell the rose in her hair Me see Jamaican moon above It won't be long me see me love Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I'll never leave again Then there are some songs where a particular lyrical line is baffling. AC/DC - Highway to Hell There's a line at the beginning that sounds like "sees a n*gger on a one-way ride". The actual lyrics are: Livin' easy Livin' free Season ticket on a one way ride And maybe the most famously misinterpreted lyrics; Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers He sings "games without frontiers" in french - "Jeux sans frontieres". A dimwitted girl I knew in high school thought they were singing "She's so popular".