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    Lucille- Kenny Rogers

    You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille Four HUNGRY children And a crop in the field... I heard: You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille four HUNDRED children And a crop in the field... Four HUNDRED kids?! Sorry Kenny... I'd leave yer ***, too! :O
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    CCR - Bad Moon Rising

    The real lyrics were: There's a bad moon on the rise. But I misheard them as: There's a bathroom on the right.
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    What Was That Lyric... Yikes!

    I often hear a great beat on the radio, and then I stop and listen to the lyrics of the song... like the song "I Love the Way You Lie" I was in the car singing happily away to this song the other day... Ha, I dont like the way you lie, actually I would rather you speak truth...
    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    There's A Bathroom On The Right.......

    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising Lyrics say " There's a bad moon on the rise" I heard "There's a bathroom on the right"
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    All My Dead Were Unorganized

    I'm not dying All you did was get me through, I owe every breathe to you Heart and soul unparalyzed, All your dead were civilized. (Our Lady Peace's "All You Did Was Save My Life")
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Nov 28, 2012

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    A Day In The Life

    by the BeatlesInstead of "I'd love to turn you on" I thought he was saying "I'd love to tell you why". I don't think turn you on was a meaningful term to me then. I was just a kid! 
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    The Bible That You Read

    The Bon Jovi song is.. "And you can tell the day.. by the bottle that you drink.. sometimes when your alone, and all you do is think"...yup...got that one wrong.. OOOOPSSS
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F Oct 24, 2012

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    Its not about Uma?

    How many times have I belted out the words to whatever is on the raido as I drive? Countless. I like the beat of an Adele song and im pretty quick on picking up the words..so I just sing and sing wherever I may be going. I usually think about the song and its meaning and although...
    smileandwave smileandwave 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    I'Ll Say It To Your Face

    I don't know how many times I've mixed up words to a song and sang them to the artists face while making direct eye contact. At least a solid handful of times by now. I do my best to study up before the show, but once I'm in front of the band I forget sometimes. No matter how...
    HootieHoo HootieHoo 18-21, F Apr 14, 2013

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    Am I the only person

    who heard Taylor Swift say "Starbucks lovers" in her song Blank Space? She actually said "got a long list of ex lovers" though haha. Awkward.
    Anonymoussouthernbabe Anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Love This

    I love when this happens and I like hearing what people think the lyrics are when they are actually something else. Like people think Jimi Hendrick's purple haze says excuse me while I kiss this guy and it is actually excuse me while I kiss the sky. Then there is CCR's bad moon...
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    The song lyrics to "Blinded by the Light".

    It goes "revved up like a deuce", but for the longest time I thought it went "wrapped up like a douche". I still sing it that way lol.
    Jennifer337 Jennifer337 31-35, T 2 Responses Jan 30

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    A Love Like War- All Time Low " feel my bones

    in night" How it really is " feel my bones ignite"
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F Jan 26

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    Duke Of Earl

    I'm not sure who sings it, but it's an older song...Real lyrics: Duke of Earl, Duke, Duke, Duke... Duke of EarlWhat I heard: Toop of Hoop, Boop, Oop, Hoop... Oo-dah Hurl
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    Blvd Of Broken Headboards

    My shadow's the only one that walks beside me My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating Sometimes I wish someone would pillow-fight me 'til then I walk alone (Green Day's Blvd of Broken Dreams)
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Nov 28, 2012

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    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F Mar 15, 2011

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    Thanks For Making Me Wider? Why?

    What makes Christina Aguilera wider? And why would she be thankful for that? Thanks for making me a fighter ^^
    Lola91 Lola91 16-17, F Aug 9, 2008

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    When I Grow Up By The Pcd

    I want to have groupies sounded like I want to have boobies. I swear to this day, it can be interpreted either way. Boobies made more sense in my opinion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2012

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    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    The real lyrics were: With the lights out, it's less dangerous. But I misheard them as: Look what I've found! This is dangerous!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    "i'm Not Talking About Millenium"

    I thought that when I was a kid..weird
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    Elton John's Tiny Dancer Lyrics: Hold me

    closer tiny dancer. I heard: Hold me closer Tony Danza
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 18-21, F Mar 30

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    in katy perrys extraterrestrial,

    I thought she sang "extra testicle"
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    This is that ice cold Michelle fight

    for that white gold~ Is all I hear when uptown funk starts and I KNOW that's not right ahahaha
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jan 25

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    Yellow Ledbetter- Only funny

    because even Eddie Vedder says, oh, it has lyrics? Still I love this song. 
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 46-50, F Sep 9, 2014

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    In Latch by Sam Smith .

    I have been singin "I wanna lighten your load" not "I wanna lock in your love" lol either way it made sense
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I'm Every Woman

    instead of "i'm every woman, it's all in meeeeeee" i used to think it was "climb every woman", which is just so inappropriate.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Blinded By The Light Manfred Man's Earth Band.

    "Revved up like a deuce."I heard, revved up like a douche.
    bluebes bluebes 26-30 4 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Bit By Love

    It's not "bit by love without a reason"...it's "this boy loves without a reason". The boy being Boy George singing "Do you really want to hurt me?" lol hey I was a kid.
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Lyrics You'd Swear You Misheard

    Here are just a few excerpts of songs with really wacky lyrics I always thought I must have heard incorrectly, but sho' nuf, I heard right and the lyrics are just plain crazy. Let's start first with a classic excerpt from a favorite Michael Jackson hit, Wanna Be Startin...
    discoeterno discoeterno 31-35 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    All The Single Ladies

    I was convinced she was singing about 'All the Cigarettes'!! Even after the first time I heard the song and didn't know what it was, when I was familiar with it, I still heard all the cigarettes.  :D
    Cabria Cabria 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    Tim Mcgraw - Indian Outlaw

    The real lyrics were: The village Cheiftain was my Papa... But I misheard them as: The village chicken was my Papa... And the reason I thought for so long that this was true is due to the fact that the line after that is: He's takes his orders from my mama, she makes him...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    O Canada...

    This is from my 7 year old niece. Her teacher taught them O Canada.  Abbey comes in singing "Oh Cannonball!"
    VanDenBoom VanDenBoom 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    Crumbling Down - John Mellencamp I hear: Got a

    meatloaf over my shoulder you see what I'm after. Actual lyrics are: Don't need to look over my shoulder to see what I'm after.
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 46-50, M Dec 14, 2013

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    I Knew Why "He's a Jolly Good Fellow"

    When I was a little girl, I thought the lyrics to "He's a Jolly Good Fellow" went: He's a jolly good fellow, he's a jolly good fellow, he's a jolly good fellow... on nobody's candy night.  I pictured a man (who looked an awful lot like my dad) striding into a...
    cani cani 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Folks Get Lyrics Wrong Quite Often, Myself Included

    Actual: "Sweeeeeeeet emoootion..." [Aerosmith] My version: "Wheeeels in moooooootion..." (Hey, it makes sense, no?)   Some of my favorite screwups came from family and friends: Actual: "Who are you? Who who, who who?" [The Who] Mom's...
    discoeterno discoeterno 31-35 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    ~Aha by Imogen Heap~ The real lyrics: Aha!

    Candid camera! Hook, line, and sinker for the four-wheel drive, cost you to keep me quiet. What I heard: Aha! Get the camera! Look and find that stinker in the forty drive, cost you to keep me quiet.
    ZK9224 ZK9224 16-17, M Jun 16

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    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    No Rain.

    What I heard:   I just wanna keep my cheese dry today.   The actual lyrics:   I just wanna keep my cheeks dry today.   WTF was I thinking?  
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    "like A G6"

    Well, in this case it's my friend and not me..butShe SWORE the song was "Like A Cheesestick" and sang it on the top of her lungs on the bus....come to found out.. "Now I'm feeling so fly like a cheese stick.." Isnt exactly right  xD
    SinsVersusTragedies SinsVersusTragedies 13-15 3 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Macerana (spanish Song)

    You know that song they would play at schools you would have to dance to called the macerana?Well these are the actual lyrics to the chorus... Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena. Que to cuerpo es pa'darle alegria cosa buena. Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena. Hey Macarena! I...
    ImaSecret16 ImaSecret16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    especially in rock songs it's expressed in a different way and the lyrics you can relate to
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