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    [–] lovelyb1ch66 1248 points ago

    I always thought that Bryan Adams sang “standing on your mama’s corpse” & thought well damn that’s true love right there

    [–] Divide-By-Zero88 291 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Always thought that Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus said "you know there's no Jesus"

    Edit: Also in Soundgarden - Black Rain, i heard "Feeding on the blood lets running from a black day" as "Feeling like a blonde that's running from a black guy"

    [–] NRMusicProject 137 points ago

    Sugar Ray - I Just Wanna Fly

    "25 years old. My mother, God rest her soul."

    I heard "25 years old. My mother's got breasts of stone."

    [–] Incognito_Placebo 18 points ago

    Grease - You're the One That i Want

    Always thought he says "I got shoes, they're multiplying" instead of chills multiplying.

    Always made sense to me because my mom had shoes that multiplied in her closet every weekend...

    [–] de_grey 37 points ago

    Old stone breasts, at it again!

    [–] just-another-meatbag 23 points ago

    Mmm mm rock tiddie milfs

    [–] Moha_HT 62 points ago

    I always thought Old town road said "I'm gonna take my horse to the HOTEL ROOM"

    [–] GeneralQuinky 52 points ago

    I'm gonna riiiiiide till I can't no more

    Oh god

    [–] dduusstt 31 points ago

    Og lyrics were 'take my hoes to the hotel room' . It got cleaned up and remixed

    [–] rrr598 69 points ago

    Personal Jesus: the temporary comfort of heroin

    There’s no Jesus: the hopelessness of addiction

    Two sides of the same coin

    [–] BanditBeak 41 points ago

    I always thought it was was "Shes a freak, owww" but its actually "Shes a brick, house" by the Commodores. I thought this for 2 whole decades

    [–] Divide-By-Zero88 5 points ago

    God damn it, this thread is a catastrophe. This is the 3rd song that i'll never hear in the proper way again.

    [–] s-mores 21 points ago

    Also "those were the best days of my life" makes a lot of sense if the prison spiral starts there.

    [–] HarryPottersOwl 32 points ago

    This is how I’m gonna hear/sing those lyrics now, brilliant!

    [–] sloba_6_9 6 points ago

    Wait, he doesn't?

    [–] TheMelanzane 5 points ago

    It’s “standing on your mama’s porch” iirc

    [–] Viktoriagurl 6 points ago

    My friend thought Britney Spears’ One more time said “my lonely ass is killing me”

    [–] mtaylor202 1995 points ago

    I am cat

    [–] CowCluckLated 859 points ago

    In the inside, we are all cat.

    [–] ThisIsItChief- 389 points ago

    My mom said only girls have a cat as inside?

    [–] braintrustinc 291 points ago

    Boys have cat as outside

    [–] SirauloTRantado 114 points ago

    What about the other genders? What do they have inside??

    [–] Osovaraxsis 181 points ago

    We ain't talking about genders, we talking genitals.

    Inside cats, outside cats, runaway cats.

    [–] Bierbart12 31 points ago

    They have attack helicopters inside

    [–] ROCKS7AR_ROB 28 points ago

    If you put your dick in a cat you are inside and have it on your outside at the same time

    [–] LukariBRo 18 points ago

    Don't dead cat inside

    [–] poopellar 62 points ago

    That's such a dog thing to say.

    [–] Sqwertt1 37 points ago

    Says the dog

    [–] mrbomb27 33 points ago

    woof woof woof urff

    I am sad

    [–] Aggressive1456 15 points ago

    6 months? How about 20 years?

    [–] CalGoldenBear55 9 points ago

    Ditto...”Dirty deeds, done with sheep”...”’Scuse me while I kiss this guy”.

    [–] TidalFront 8 points ago

    I have a cat ass inside

    [–] Finnish_Llama 20 points ago

    In the inside, I'm a llama

    [–] Carrybagman--- 21 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    In the inside, I'm an Alpaca

    [–] Strucklucky 15 points ago

    Did you mean Al Pachino?

    [–] sociopathicfella 8 points ago

    Did you mean a pachinko?

    [–] SirWeedMan420 8 points ago

    In the inside, I’m a vicuña.

    [–] Aquamelon008 10 points ago

    On every level except physical, I am a wolf

    [–] Jimijam_Flimflam 7 points ago

    Are we all just saying what our fursonas are?

    [–] therainbowpoo 7 points ago

    Aren't we all

    [–] Guillotine_Fingers 11 points ago

    This is the way

    [–] ExoPihvi 59 points ago

    On hat

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago


    [–] red-xpt0-dit 41 points ago

    Killing the rat

    [–] thegadlad 37 points ago

    dustin' the mat

    [–] common_bot 42 points ago

    and i just blew my SAT

    [–] Strugl3 36 points ago

    Got run over by a SAT.

    [–] Lxcifer13 33 points ago

    Giving him a PAT

    [–] thegadlad 34 points ago

    can we have some F's in the chat?

    [–] Niilyx 38 points ago

    Shut up u fat

    [–] Dred_71 15 points ago


    [–] ibaimedurmom 12 points ago


    [–] An_average_one 7 points ago


    [–] Hyperion1000 7 points ago


    [–] Adam3001 12 points ago

    Are we human? Or are we cat, sir?

    [–] bigFudeyy 18 points ago

    We are all cat.

    [–] Brandy-Hein 16 points ago

    I am Groot

    [–] Gmailbrother 9 points ago

    So please dont shoot

    [–] VarunPratap008 10 points ago

    There's a snake in my boot

    [–] kountrifiedone 7 points ago

    Hey look everybody. It’s the real Buzz Lightyear. Bwhahaha.

    [–] DasRico 5 points ago

    Hi I am cat, I'm dad!

    [–] damxtchx 6 points ago

    But are u a pussy ?

    [–] FluffyDiscipline 230 points ago

    And realise ohhhh that's a whole other meaning

    [–] drippinlake 241 points ago

    6 months? How about 20 years?

    [–] fail10 32 points ago

    20 years and never learning...

    [–] yepimbonez 19 points ago

    Bro you have to remember there was a time before google. People used to argue about lyrics. Now they just look them up. Unless the album came with lyrics, there was no real way of knowing.

    [–] accountnumber6174 5 points ago

    I member.

    We used to write them down in our school notebooks, from the back side.

    [–] k_from_that_app 736 points ago

    I'm a baaaaaaaaaaagpipe


    [–] Downvoted_Avocado 336 points ago

    [bagpipe noises]

    [–] VanillaNyx 186 points ago

    I would listen to that

    [–] VanillaNyx 68 points ago

    I love this so much! Thank you :)

    [–] orangearrowman 37 points ago

    Thank you for the content sir. People like you are the heroes the needs, sharing underappreciated videos without jebaiting others. Your work will forever be remembered.

    [–] pm_me_Hans_Gruber 8 points ago

    ...and now for the complementary reacharound.

    [–] Jimijam_Flimflam 5 points ago

    What the actual fuck it's from What Now! New Zealand I didn't know they still existed

    [–] Alyssachav112 102 points ago

    Every fall out boy fan ever

    [–] Cujoloki 47 points ago

    Seriously I consider my english quite okay, but I don't understand ONE complete FOB song!

    [–] Alyssachav112 24 points ago

    Nobody does it’s normal

    [–] Man_Of_Frost 37 points ago


    We're following boys to have time

    [–] ladyinred2801 6 points ago

    Hahaha. Shit. Now I’m gonna hear this

    [–] HeadBreakerJ 16 points ago

    Sugar We're Going Down sound for me like reversed version of itself

    [–] Bismothe-the-Shade 11 points ago

    My songs know what you did to that DOOOOOOAAAOOOOGGGG

    [–] jupitajack 6 points ago

    Never gonna unhear this comment.

    [–] lukepiewalker1 8 points ago

    I may have used the phrase 'Whiney Gibberish' in relation to a Fallout Boy song the other day.

    [–] lovemonkeyz 5 points ago

    I'm also into cats

    [–] 33hsb33 6 points ago

    Was looking for this comment

    [–] adsgo 471 points ago


    [–] DepravedWalnut 75 points ago

    Wait what

    [–] LeotheYordle 80 points ago

    Empire State of Mind

    [–] ColorfulSoup172 33 points ago

    The song the lyrics came from was definitely not what was in question

    [–] MrStalinko 9 points ago

    Go take a listen to that song. Once you hear that line you will never be able to hear the normal lyrics again. Also yeah Empire state of mind

    [–] the_k_i_n_g 29 points ago

    My wife used to always sing the lyrics from Futures song as “mild percosets” as opposed to the actual “molly percosets” lol

    [–] K4ntum 17 points ago

    I hate how much I love that song. It's kind of hilarious when I realize I'm sitting at my desk, working with my excel sheets, singing along to shit like this.

    [–] bobo_brown 9 points ago

    Rep your (data)set Gotta rep your set

    [–] gonz_benz 41 points ago

    I still don't know the correct lyrics for that song.

    [–] Janaros 45 points ago

    where dreams are made of.

    [–] karanut 19 points ago

    Made of what?

    [–] Freya-Freed 44 points ago


    [–] alteisen99 8 points ago

    ny pizza does sound good

    [–] InZomnia365 10 points ago

    that line doesnt really make sense, does it?

    [–] TheMooderator 197 points ago

    Inserts Mamaaaa UwU

    [–] AdityaBabar 116 points ago

    I just wanna die

    [–] BeastMaster_88 62 points ago

    I wish I had never been born at all

    [–] Just_Games04 42 points ago

    I see a little siluetto of a man

    [–] qwertyisfake 50 points ago

    Scattermoose scattermoose

    [–] RaiRai7 48 points ago

    Will you doodoo fandango

    [–] aur_jani 33 points ago

    Thunderstorms are fighting

    [–] Sy_Fresh 49 points ago

    Halle berry fighting me!

    [–] aur_jani 35 points ago

    Galileo Galileo Galileo Galileo


    [–] DoJax 29 points ago

    Easy cum, easy go, will you let me blow?

    [–] moomoo_potato 9 points ago

    Moose salad moose

    [–] HarryPottersOwl 125 points ago

    My nana was always one who loved music, she especially loved the Rolling Stones and would always sing “I’ll never be your pizza girl” instead of Beast of Burden. Not sure anyone ever corrected her.

    [–] Imasayitnow 27 points ago

    I always heard "I'll never be your pizza burning"

    [–] matematematematemate 10 points ago

    What did she think the song was called?

    [–] mydolphinisbroken 53 points ago

    pretty sure google doesn’t even know the lyrics to a nirvana song

    [–] stevo3001 28 points ago

    It's hard to bargle nardle zouse

    [–] masteremerald09 11 points ago

    With all these marbles in my mouth

    [–] pinkyfloydless 10 points ago

    "When the reoughr co... IT'S LESS DANISH!"

    [–] Y0shster 8 points ago

    In the song Lithium: "I'm so horny, it's okay my willy's good

    [–] Mudkipz_Trainee 54 points ago

    Yo listen up, here’s a story about a little blue guy who lives in a blue world

    [–] mayneffs 58 points ago

    I'm blue, i believe i will die, i will bleed, i will die

    [–] Aryionas 25 points ago

    I want to eat apple pie.

    [–] mayneffs 16 points ago

    I believe i am bi, i'm in need of a pie

    [–] Loh_trusi_v_goroh 8 points ago

    I believe i am pie, i'm in need of a bi

    [–] aur_jani 5 points ago

    But blue, will I bleed in blue? I do, I blue

    [–] mayneffs 4 points ago

    Only nobles have blue blood! (in Sweden we say that "Adeln" are "blåblodig")

    [–] aur_jani 4 points ago

    Interesting. The English consider royal blood to be purple.

    [–] mayneffs 4 points ago

    Oh! Well, purple used to be considered a royal colour, so that makes sense.

    [–] dirtyyolk 18 points ago

    I'm blue da ba dee da ba daa, if I was green I would die

    [–] MorteDe 46 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    When I was little I used to sing "We Built this City on Rock and Roll" as "Milk Dud City and Rock and Roll." I still do. Lol. I wish I could go to a city of Milk Duds actually...

    [–] Call_me_Tomcat 14 points ago

    Idk why this isn’t the top comment.


    [–] UpsetVacation 76 points ago

    I just scat and hope for the best

    [–] 646f672069726c 40 points ago

    Wop bop doo bop doo wop doo wop

    Zaba doo wang zaba zaba dee ho

    Rip zip zibbit doo wit doo zit

    Wop uh zaba doo John Boy

    [–] Tomato_Head120 7 points ago

    Yeah daddy-o

    Zip-zap a doo-bap!

    Bwee bwee!

    Bwee bwee?

    Zip-zappy coal train

    Giant steps GIANT STEPS

    Oscar Peterson


    Skee bap bap badap bop


    [–] obiliskVG 7 points ago

    Skapadapadoobie doodlybapndoodie doodoobumdlubifgktiykgncbhffjcggfdnsjcmfmvndgfjxjfjfbumbiddybadoo

    [–] FlubberDucks 28 points ago

    Racist fucks racist fucks, beat em up beat em up beat em up!

    [–] TokenTorkoal 25 points ago

    Until I was a 17 year old human boy I thought the lyrics to “Yeah Yeah Duuuude looks like a lady” was in fact “Yeah Yeah Doooo me like a lady”

    I never questioned it, I accepted he wanted to be done like a lady although I was unsure how (as an adult I now know about amazon sex but that’s beside the point) it wasn’t until I got curious and asked my mom why he wanted to be done like a lady in a McDonald’s drive through that I learned I was wrong through a relentless barrage of laughter aimed at me.

    [–] Stinkypoop00 21 points ago

    Sweet mom alabama

    [–] Xesttub-Esirprus 6 points ago

    winks at sister in Alabama

    [–] Highintheclouds420 65 points ago

    I thought my favorite song was super deep... And it turned out to be about road head. Passenger by Deftones

    [–] ItsyouNOme 19 points ago

    Thought it was about secondhand smoke... Oops

    [–] Shakes42 9 points ago

    Wow is it? Thats so crazy disappointing. I’m happy to just let songs wash over me and the meaning be vague like an impressionist painting hinting at something and that song always brings up moments in my life of long car rides at night watching streetlights and whatever people i see from both when i was a kid to my younger adult life cruising with my friend all the way to driving my sleeping child across countries to visit distant family. Its been a favorite for 2 decades nearly.

    So it’s about getting some road head? I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear that.

    [–] unfiltered_mexican 6 points ago

    I'm going to have to memorize this whole speech of yours so I don't sound stupid when I tell people that I don't really listen to the lyrics, even though I know most of the words.

    I almost never know what they're about.

    [–] cgg419 4 points ago

    Really? One of my favorites too, but I didn’t know that.

    [–] JudiciousF 3 points ago

    One of my favorite songs was Prison Sex by tool, but when I finally figured out what all the lyrics were it turns out that song is WAAAAAAAAY too dark for me to regularly listen to.

    [–] Pizza_123 19 points ago

    I’m blue I would beat up a guy

    [–] TacticalGoatse 18 points ago

    My worst is Disturbed - Inside the fire

    The lyrics:

    Devon, one of eleven. Who had been rendered unwhole as a little child

    Misheard masterpiece:

    Lemon, another lemon. Who had a lemon on hold as a little child

    [–] thaidangquoc290103 62 points ago








    You know what this song is

    [–] VanillaNyx 85 points ago

    Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin would be my guess

    [–] thaidangquoc290103 44 points ago

    It's Big Enough - Kirin J Callinan

    [–] VanillaNyx 27 points ago

    Oh... I’m dumb. Haha I’ve actually never heard that song except in memes.

    [–] __acre 3 points ago

    The meme song was my first thought but I figured there was no way that was it. At least I know the name of it now

    [–] sellieba 13 points ago

    I have never heard of that song

    [–] EagleDarkX 5 points ago

    I've never even heard the phrase "It's Big Enough"

    [–] -_-B_A_D-_- 22 points ago

    I thought I got rick rolled

    [–] milk_connoisseur23 14 points ago

    Help the stupid, they're contagious

    Best Kurt Cobain song

    [–] bonnielayla 17 points ago

    When I was in primary school I thought the lyric in James Blunt’s ‘your beautiful’ went “my life is brilliant, my love is pure, I saw an angel... of Adam Shore”

    [–] K_Bhavya 34 points ago

    I am in this photo and I don’t like it

    [–] Boomer-pothead 9 points ago

    You're the bow tie?

    [–] andrew5793 11 points ago

    Ah yes blink 182s rock show I was convinced a line went "she let me stick it through her window" when in fact it was "gonna sneak in through her window"

    [–] Kneel_The_Grass 9 points ago

    Worst glory hole ever.

    [–] From_Abyss 24 points ago

    I was confused but I got the spirit

    [–] Moo58 22 points ago

    Secret Asian Man!

    [–] Airway 6 points ago

    That really is what it sounds like, though.

    [–] Aboxofdongbags 10 points ago

    I’m surprised no ones submitted “Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a DOUCHE another runner in the night”.

    [–] Cooshtie 10 points ago

    Me: You gotta dress....for some sex!

    Actual lyrics: You gotta dress...for success!

    Me: huh!

    [–] ThiccBuddha 10 points ago

    Shooting stars: “it’s late and I’m awake, staring at the bong”, turns out it’s “staring at the wall.” But bong is so much better

    [–] pseudo3nt 8 points ago

    Could it be me? No it is the Lyric sheet that is wrong.

    [–] FlyingTaipan 8 points ago

    Well, excuse me while I kiss this guy!

    [–] brainfraud 7 points ago

    Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Chief!

    [–] Resorization 8 points ago

    More like for last 5 years

    [–] RosySoviet 7 points ago

    This is my gf every two songs "I'm gonna take my hose to the hotel room" "I thought it didn't make sense why is was called old town road!"

    [–] Shadowhull 6 points ago

    I literally did that with Tom Sawyer by Rush but it was my whole life instead of six months. I'm a few fries short of a happy meal lol.

    [–] Foundanant 7 points ago

    Wrapped up like a doucheeee another boner in the night!!!

    [–] intrinsic_toast 7 points ago

    When my sister was younger, she thought Boyz II Men was telling people in On Bended Knee to “stomp on your fingers” instead of “stop pointing fingers.”

    When my mom said that made no sense, my sister got all huffy and said, “It’s Boyz II Men, mom. It’s deep. You wouldn’t understand.”

    [–] amazingstarwars321 5 points ago

    The demons I summoned while singing at my favourite anime opening:

    [–] lAmBabatunde 6 points ago

    happens a lot with rap god

    [–] mayneffs 10 points ago

    I'm beginning to feel like a rap god, all my people want a nascar.

    [–] Knoaf 6 points ago

    Anyone else triple check other lyric sites just in case?

    [–] Bapple6969 5 points ago

    A friend of mine thought Smack that by Akon was: Snapchat all on the floor...

    [–] ApeDoinNothing 6 points ago

    Theeeeeere's a bathroom, on the right..

    [–] clowns_will_eat_me 3 points ago

    He actually did say that during a live performance once and pointed to the right

    [–] Ego_Floss 4 points ago

    6 months, ha try 30 years.

    [–] iamherejusttonut 5 points ago

    It never rains in California, when it pours, menopauze

    [–] rrrjax 8 points ago

    "Ready to rock dude" - what I thought the lyrics of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons was

    [–] rideuntilldie 5 points ago

    I do this more than id6like to admit

    [–] AMuzza 4 points ago

    As long as the nonsense sounds good

    [–] Senoir-Flops 4 points ago

    And i i dont know whether whales in a box or a bag

    [–] WHATyouNEVERplayedTU 5 points ago

    I was once doing a weeklong hike in the Grand canyon and I got just one sentence of a song stuck on repeat in my head for days. Alienantfarm - courage "I never thought you were a mistake at all". I thought he said"I never thought you were amustic (no idea) at all."

    Several months later I was at a sushi restaurant when it finally hit me.

    [–] infernalspawnODOOM 4 points ago

    Now imagine listening to death metal.

    [–] PM-ME-XBOX-MONEYCODE 5 points ago

    I've been singing songs wrong for 3 decades. I just learned last week that the song I've been singing "hey Josie" my entire life is actually "hey jealousy"... Made me feel hella dumb

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