It's not just you: Florence and her Sexy Elephant have confused the world

One of the best things about the Internet is the mass sharing and laughing at misunderstandings of insecurities and plain mistakes.

I was singing along with Sexy Elephant not long after it was released when I noticed everyone looking at me strangely.

"Sexy ELEPHANT?" they said incredulously.  "What are you on?"

"Well what is it then?"  I asked defiantly.

And no one could tell me.  When I Googled, I found that the entire Internet also was labouring under the (very funny) delusion that Florence was indeed shouting "You're giving me sexy elephant".


There are some songs that are notoriously difficult to make out the words of or sing along with.  "Scuse me while I kiss this guy" is a common sing along lyric of Hendrick's Purple Haze and there are tons more that everyone just sticks in a bit of "what hey ooooh oooh" when they're singing.

Have you got an instance of impenetrable lyrics?

(The actual lyric of the Florence song is of course Sweet Nothings.  It sounds NOTHING like that).


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