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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


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AFI's, "Beautiful Thieves"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My dinner is cooked, angel
The Real Lyrics:
My dear, there is no danger
The Story: The first couple times I heard this song being played the first part sounded like Davey singing, "My dinner is cooked, angel". I knew that couldn't be right when I read Davey's lips during the music vid so looked up the actual lyrics. Wow was I way off. Sometimes I feel Davey purposely doesn't enunciate to make his songs even more mysterious...hehe - Submitted by: Radha Singh
AFI's, "Girl's Not Grey"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Swim in the dark tonight
This sinking ground

(What follows) me to the darkest place and I will
(Will swallow whole) just has to be imbued
(What follows) has led me to this place
Where I appear along with all the rest
What follows

I'm innocent tonight
My corazon
I thank God's grace tonight
Could it be found?
The Real Lyrics:
Swim in the calm tonight
This art does drown

(What follows) me as the whitest lace of light
(Will swallow whole) just begs to be imbrued?
(What follows) has led me to this place
Where I belong, with all erased
What follows

All insects sing tonight
The coldest sound
I'd send God's grace tonight
Could it be found?
The Story: I've been singing this song incorrectly since it came out, and I only just decided to look up the lyrics! - Submitted by: Sam
AFI's, "Keeping Out Of Direct Sunlight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We are the ones who rap about Versailles.
The Real Lyrics:
We are the ones who have a fire inside.
The Story: This is what happens when you mix World History homework with punk. - Submitted by: Todd
AFI's, "Love Like Winter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Free fall
Into the flood.
The Real Lyrics:
Three, four
It's in the blood.
The Story: The funny thing is, from hearing this, I thought that he fell in the water. Then I watched the music video, and I (thought I) was right. - Submitted by: Lea
AFI's, "Love Like Winter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Into the mud
Into the mud
I never loved, I never loved before I was born
He wanted love, I disappoint
He bit my lip, and drank my wound
From years before.
The Real Lyrics:
It’s in the blood
It’s in the blood
I met my love, I met my love before I was born
He wanted love, I taste of blood
He bit my lip, and drank my war
From years before.
The Story: For the longest time I was actually singing these incorrect lyrics until a friend looked at me strangely, and told me I was completely off. Quite funny when I looked up the real lyrics, haha. - Submitted by: Corey
AFI's, "Midnight Sun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We are left to alter our sails!
The Real Lyrics:
Beyond and to all time I stand!
The Story: To much time spent watching Pirates of the Caribbean and listening to Captain Jack slurring. I was also staring at the album cover, which kind of gets 'sails' stuck in your head. It was then that I noticed 'Beyond And To All Time I Stand' in the spine. - Submitted by: Anna
AFI's, "Miseria Cantare"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love your hate, your Sasquatch.
The Real Lyrics:
Love your hate, your faith lost.
The Story: Yeah these lyrics were misheard by my friend, Kelly. When she was listening to it, she knew that it couldn't possibly be 'sasquatch', but just couldn't figure out what else it could be so now. Everytime we listen to the song, we sing the 'Sasquatch lyrics'. :) - Submitted by: Jess Gorringe
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, it's my birthday tonight
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
The Story: We were playing guess the song title and "all I can hear is hey it's my birthday tonight" - Submitted by: Lara and Paul
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, it's my life, can I?
Hey, it's my life, can I?
What would you say if I
Take my life?
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
Hey, Miss Murder can I
Make beauty stay if I
Take my life?
The Story: From first few listens, I could have sworn it was another suicide song. Don't even get me started on the rest of the songs. (Sigh) Thank goodness for printed lyrics. - Submitted by: Sue
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This is my broken eye
This is my broken eye.
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
The Story: I was backstage at a play, singing "Miss Murder". One of my friends started singing along with me, only his version of the song included the phrase "This is my broken eye". I haven't been able to listen to AFI with out laughing since. - Submitted by: India
AFI's, "Miss Murder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Where is my Arcanine?
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, Miss Murder, can I?
The Story: I still only hear "Where is my Arcanine," and I'm glad that I am not the only person who has heard this. Maybe Pokemon has gone to my head. - Submitted by: Christian David Loeffler
AFI's, "Silver And Cold"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're singing to me.
The Real Lyrics:
Your sins into me
The Story: I thought the song was about someone singing to another person. My friend laughed her head off when I told her. - Submitted by: Jacquelyn
AFI's, "Silver and Cold"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Coke in nostrils
I'll fall in deep for you.
The Real Lyrics:
Cold in life's throws
I'll fall asleep for you.
The Story: We were listening to the radio outside one day, and this song came on. My dad was planting flowers, and I was singing along. When the 'Cold in life's throws' part came on, my dad stoped and looked at me. 'Did they just say "coke in nostrils"?', he asked confused. I burst out laughing, and had to explain to him that it wasn't a drug reference. As for the second line, he just started singing that too. Now every time I listen to the song I sing about "coke in nostrils". - Submitted by: Nikki
AFI's, "Silver and Cold"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Golden Nostril.
The Real Lyrics:
Cold in life's throw.
The Story: My co-worker, a DJ on a Modern Rock station, actually mis-heard this one. Not a huge surprise, since Davey, singer of AFI does not enunciate at all. The song is much funnier with the misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: Monica
AFI's, "Silver and Cold"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Justin Timberlake
Oh my beautiful one.
The Real Lyrics:
Your sins into me
Oh my beautiful one.
The Story: I literally sang it to someone using the 'Justin Timberlake' line, which caused them to crack up laughing at me. It was quite embarassing. So when the song was on MTV, I turned on the closed caption to figure out the real lyrics. I still like the homoerotic 'Justin Timberlake' version that I imagined. - Submitted by: Lauren
AFI's, "The Leaving Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Boys and hearts will never change.
The Real Lyrics:
Poisoned hearts will never change.
The Story: My ex boyfriend said this on MSN messenger. We were talking about how "The Leaving Song" (part 1) was better than Part 2. All of a sudden, he just says, "Walked away, heard them say, 'Boys and hearts will never change." I laughed so hard at him the next day. - Submitted by: Samara

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