VIDEO: Mark Hoppus corrects misheard lyrics to Blink 182's What's My Age Again?
2 November 2019, 20:00 | Updated: 2 November 2019, 20:01
Watch the Blink 182 rocker finally debunk the commonly misheard lyric of the Enema of the State single.
There are few pop-punk songs as famous and iconic as Blink 182's What's My Age Again?
Taken from Blink's 1999 Enema Of The State album, which celebrates 20 years since its release, the track saw the band - comprised of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker strip-off for its iconic video.
Rock fans of a certain age probably think they know every lyric of the song, which tells the story of an immature male protagonist who takes his girlfriend out on a date.
But as it turns out, the first verse contains a common misheard lyric and most of us had no bloody clue!
Watch Mark Hoppus set the story straight in our video above.
It's commonly thought that the opening lyrics to the Hoppus and DeLonge-penned track are:
"I took her out, it was a Friday night/I walked alone to get the feeling right"
However, a tweet by Hoppus this year saw him allude to the famous song by writing: "Due to personal reasons I will be wearing cologne to get the feeling right."
Due to personal reasons I will be wearing cologne to get the feeling right.— mark hoppus. (@markhoppus) February 17, 2019
His tweet led to his 2.85 million followers on Twitter replying to correct him or reveal they'd also misheard the lyrics all those years ago:
When I first heard what's my age again, way back, I genuinely thought mark sang "I walk alone, to get the feeling right".— Jack Lamyman (@jack_lamyman) February 17, 2019
Sorry but you’re actually gonna walk alone to get to feeling right— Shmared Shmull (@JaredAdultman) February 17, 2019
Dude same— MaTtY (@MattyMcP25) February 17, 2019
After causing the commotion online, Hoppus added jokingly: "Science fact: if you thought the lyrics were “I WALK ALONE to get the feeling right,” you are a Fake Fan".
Science fact: if you thought the lyrics were “I WALK ALONE to get the feeling right,” you are a Fake Fan™️.— mark hoppus. (@markhoppus) February 17, 2019
Many of his fans still weren't having it though, with many adamant almost everyone misheard the lyric while others accused the band of mumbling their words.
Actual footage of a Blink-182 rehearsal pic.twitter.com/9biKizmRej— ✨Sarah Hecker✨ (@faerie_sarah) February 18, 2019
ITS ALL OF US, MARK— satan (@half_heartedd) February 18, 2019
ITS ALL OF US