These Coasters Celebrate Absurdly Misheard Lyrics

published Jun 22, 2020
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It used to happen more often, before we had access to the internet, but even now, when we can quickly look anything up on our phones, we can hear the wrong lyrics to a song and have them burned in our brains forever. For those who always seem to have the lyrics absurdly wrong, a set of coasters from Uncommon Goods is here to show you you’re not alone.

The mistaken lyrics coasters celebrate the phenomenon of the mondegreen. The set of six includes those classic lyrics “we found love in a soapless place” and “sweet dreams are made of cheese / who am I to disagree?”. 

Whether you give them to a music-loving friend, save them for a future white elephant exchange, or keep them for yourself, they’re sure to spark passionate discussion (“You mean The Beatles weren’t singing, ‘I want to hold your ham’?”). Made of absorbent cork, they’re practical, too.

The coasters were created in Austin, Texas by Eve Trester-Wilson and Kristen von Minden, who also sell their cork, wood, and paper goods from their own shop, Bright Beam Goods

In fact, their online shop offers 13 different versions of the mistaken lyrics coasters. Think the 80s (“she was a fax machine / she kept her modem clean”), the 90s (“let’s pee in the corner / let’s pee in the spotlight”), and love and feelings (“like a virgin / touched for the 31st time”).

There’s also a mix tape version that lets you select six of your favorite mistaken lyrics from across the various sets, and a customizable original lyrics set. (Both of these options currently have a two-week lead time.)

Check out the mistaken lyrics coasters on Uncommon Goods here and browse all of Bright Beam Goods’ many different versions here. Each set costs $25, except for the two custom versions, which cost $32.