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1960s
Ricky Nelson's, "Travelin' Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
When we walked in the sands of Wacky Quay
Original Lyrics:
When we walked in the sands of Waikiki
The Kinks', "Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thank you for the gays
Original Lyrics:
Thank you for the days
The Kinks', "Dead End Street"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are strictly second best
Original Lyrics:
We are strictly second class
The Kinks', "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's gonna play hockey
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's gonna be happy
The Kinks', "Picture Book"
Misheard Lyrics:
Timbuktu
Original Lyrics:
Picture Book
The Kinks', "Plastic Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Plastic bag got no brain
Original Lyrics:
Plastic man got no brain
The Kinks', "See My Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lady crosses the river
Original Lyrics:
Layin' 'cross the river
The Kinks', "Set Me Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
73 little girls
Original Lyrics:
Set me free, little girl
The Kinks', "Till the End of the Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
We see this live
Original Lyrics:
We live this life
The Kinks', "Victoria"
Misheard Lyrics:
Six was bad
Original Lyrics:
Sex was bad
The Kinks', "Wonder Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Life is lonely...
Original Lyrics:
Life is only...
 
1970s
Carly Simon's, "Attitude Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Latitude dancing
Original Lyrics:
Attitude dancing
Cast of Grease's, "Freddy, My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where do I go?
Original Lyrics:
Freddy, my love
Gloria Gaynor's, "I Will Survive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weren't you the one who tried to rape me with his eyes?
Original Lyrics:
Weren't you the one who tried to break me....
Jim Croce's, "I Got a Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
I gotta stop
Original Lyrics:
I got a song
John Travolta's, "All Strung Out on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because I’m all stung out on you, baby
Original Lyrics:
Because I’m all strung out on you, baby
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock And Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's been a long time since I took a blow
I can't get my tears over lack of no love
Original Lyrics:
It's been a long time since the book of love
I can't count the tears of a life with no love
Marshall Tucker Band's, "Heard it in a Love Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Purty little love song
Original Lyrics:
Heard it in a love song
Rod Stewart's, "Maggie May"
Misheard Lyrics:
But that don't worry me narlin’ my eyes, you're everything
Original Lyrics:
But that don't worry me none, in my eyes, you're everything
Rose Royce's, "I Wanna Get Next to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leaning on you
Original Lyrics:
Waiting on you
The Kinks', "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
Misheard Lyrics:
My supersonic shit is disposable
Original Lyrics:
My supersonic ship's at your disposal
 
1980s
Prince's, "1999"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was breathing when I wrote this
Original Lyrics:
I was dreaming when I wrote this
Prince's, "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
She asked me if we could be French
Original Lyrics:
She asked me if we could be friends
Prince's, "Raspberry Beret"
Misheard Lyrics:
She really loves Chick-fil-A
Original Lyrics:
She wore a raspberry beret
Texas', "I Don't Want a Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
When it's me that's in the raw
Original Lyrics:
When it's me that's in the wrong
The Cure's, "Boys Don't Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
I would sing a story
Original Lyrics:
I would say I'm sorry
Tina Turner's, "We Don't Need Another Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
So what do we do with our lives? We leave always above.
Original Lyrics:
So what do we do with our lives We leave only a mark.
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I`ve been thinking about my own projections
It scares me to feel this way.
Original Lyrics:
I`ve been thinking about my own protection
It scares me to feel this way.
Whitney Houston's, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll take my boobs all great Or I'll take my boobs ok
Original Lyrics:
How to chase my blues away
 
1990s
Black Crowes', "Hard To Handle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cause mama, I'm sure hard to Ha-na-na. Mess around.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause mama, I'm sure hard to handle, now. Gets around.
Bush's, "Swallowed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Solemn
Original Lyrics:
Swallowed
Cannibal Corpse's, "Stripped, R***d, and Strangled"
Misheard Lyrics:
I gobble lime in the darkness
Original Lyrics:
I come alive in the darkness
Fear Factory's, "New Breed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Warm bread pizza
Original Lyrics:
Born, bred, beaten
Fugees', "Killing Me Softly"
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt all flushed with Bieber
Original Lyrics:
I felt all flushed with fever
Gloria Estefan's, "Reach"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I could read
Original Lyrics:
If I could reach
Pearl Jam's, "Better Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't find a peppermint
Original Lyrics:
Can't find a better man
Pearl Jam's, "Leash"
Misheard Lyrics:
F**k the leash
Original Lyrics:
Drop the leash
Peter Andre's, "Mysterious Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr E S Gull, I want to get close to you
Original Lyrics:
Mysterious Girl I want to get close to you
Prince's, "Cream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fleece
Original Lyrics:
Cream
Prince's, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could bow (bow wow)
Original Lyrics:
I could bow (bow down)
Stone Temple Pilots', "Interstate Love Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only washed with Tide
Original Lyrics:
Only watched the time
The Human League's, "Heart Like a Wheel"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you want to be 3
Original Lyrics:
When you want to be free
The Human League's, "Tell Me When"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kelly took a lifeline
Original Lyrics:
Kelly took a lifetime
Usher's, "Nice & Slow"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's seven o'clock on the docks
Original Lyrics:
It's seven o'clock on the dot
 
2000s
Kelly Clarkson's, "Breakaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
Use some Wisk
Original Lyrics:
Make a wish
and
Take a risk
Slipknot's, "Gematria (The Killing Name)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feed the ugly, feed them s**t
Feed them bones and a bowl of Trix
Original Lyrics:
Feed the hungry, feed them s**t
Feed them bones and politics
 
christian
Bob Carlisle's, "Butterfly Kisses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Still 16 today
Original Lyrics:
Sweet 16 today
Steven Curtis Chapman's, "For the Sake of the Call"
Misheard Lyrics:
We weren't offended at all
Original Lyrics:
We will abandon it all
Twila Paris', "God is in Control"
Misheard Lyrics:
Garbage in control
Original Lyrics:
God is in Control
 
misc
Traditional's, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)"
Misheard Lyrics:
For those in terror on the sea.
Original Lyrics:
For those in peril on the sea.

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