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I Misheard the Lyrics

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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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    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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    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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    "i'm Not Talking About Millenium"

    I thought that when I was a kid..weird
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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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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    Paper Planes

    I just looked up the lyrics to the song "Paper Planes" by M.I.A., and realized it says "Sticks and stones and weed and bombs..."  I thought she was saying "Sticks and stones and bleedin' bones." The truth is that before I looked up the lyrics...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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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 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    in katy perrys extraterrestrial,

    I thought she sang "extra testicle"
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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.
    MichaelsWife17 MichaelsWife17 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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

    in night" How it really is " feel my bones ignite"
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    Embarrassing Song Moment

    The song was Cold (but im still here) by Evans Blue, the lyrics were "hello, I'm your martyr, will you be my gangster" what i hear AND sang (sadlly enough) was "hello im your MOTHER will you be my gangster" ...yea no one let me forget it either ...but after wards i was playing...
    smile101 smile101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    She Got It Way Wrong

    the song was starrstruck by 3oh3 and me and my friend were driving to see her boyfriend and she heard and sang nice legs easy boobs makes a man go...and the real lyrics are nice legs dasiy dukes makes a man go... i busted up laughing and she was so confused i was like did you...
    marinesbabi24 marinesbabi24 18-21, F Feb 25, 2011

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    Pavement Hair

    I heard: Should I give up? Or should I just keep shaving pavements? Even if they've got no hair Real Words: Should i give up? Or hsould I just keep chasing pavements? Even if they lead nowhere - I realised a few days ago but find it hard to not sing along to my lyrics. They...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2008

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    Yellow Ledbetter- Only funny

    because even Eddie Vedder says, oh, it has lyrics? Still I love this song. 
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F Sep 9, 2014

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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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    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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    Eye of the Tiger

    I forget what I heard but it was worng and my friend called me a blasphemer when I sang it wrong. I don't know the real lyrics even now..
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2008

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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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    Elton John's Tiny Dancer Lyrics: Hold me

    closer tiny dancer. I heard: Hold me closer Tony Danza
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Tiddlemouse Tiddlemouse 22-25, F Mar 15, 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 1 day ago

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