musiXmatch is a free lyrics app for iOS and Android.

Here’s their ad:

Once you download the app, you can access all the music in your phone’s library and read the lyrics as you listen.

I did notice a couple of mistakes in lyrics, but that’s par for the course when it comes to lyrics available online. It might make a good discussion starter on “mondegreens” too. Mondegreens are misheard lyrics. The most famous is from Jimi Hendrix:

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” (actual lyric)
“Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” (mondegreen)

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” seemed okay, but I noticed a mondegreen in  Snow Patrol’s “Called Out in the Dark”

“This magic, this drunken semaphore.” (actual)
“This my chick, this drunken centerfold.” (mondegreen)

So, as with just about everything on the internet, read critically and don’t assume that it’s all accurate.


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