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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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A-Ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be coming for the rent on Monday.
The Real Lyrics:
I'll be coming for you anyway.
The Story: My mum mentioned the line in conversation and for weeks or months afterwards - until I realised how ridiculous it was - that was the version I sang. - Submitted by: Daisy
A-Ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be gone, till I find you
The Real Lyrics:
I'll be gone, in a day or two
The Story: I was watching the Corky Romano trailer when he starting singing this, and I'm like that's wrong! So I go to a lyric site and sure enough, Chris Kattan was right. I'm just happy I didn't sing it in front of anyone... - Submitted by: Codeman
A-Ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Winnebago, too
The Real Lyrics:
In a day or two
The Story: I heard it first this way, later grew up knowing it was wrong. I had a moment when I was much older and involved in a situation with a microphone and strangers listening. - Submitted by: Ken
A-Ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
but I'll be stowing away.
The Real Lyrics:
But that's me stumbling away.
The Story: He seems like a stowaway .- someone taking a ride without permission. - Submitted by: Kenneth Lees
A-ha's, "Cry Wolf"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You get in but you can't get off
The Real Lyrics:
You give in but you can't give up
The Story: My best friend and I were big fans when the album Scoundrel Days came out, but this one gave me a giggle at the time. Eventually, years later, we tracked down the correct lyrics via a Laserdisc (remember those?) with the hearing impaired captions turned on. - Submitted by: Rodney Rankin
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hangin' a lightbulb
Just to play my worries away?
The Real Lyrics:
Is it a life or
Just to play my worries away?
The Story: Driving with my kids, I asked them if they knew what this guy was saying, and they did not know either. For years, all I understood was "changin' a lightbulb". A lot of people had a great laugh on me. - Submitted by: Dennis M
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be coming for your lover's cave
The Real Lyrics:
I'll come for your love, okay.
The Story: always heard this in the song since the day I first heard it.. only until recently have I come across the actual words.. - Submitted by: DJ Zath
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be gone, do de doo doo doooooooooo.
The Real Lyrics:
I'll be gone, in a day or two.
The Story: This one's courtesy on my brother at a party - Submitted by: DarkArtimis
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, the things that you say
Crazy little eyeball just to play
My worries aways.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, the things that you say
Is it live or just to play
My worries away?
The Story: I don't quite know how 'is it life' can sound like 'crazy little eyeball'. - Submitted by: CoolMango
A-ha's, "Take On Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stumbling on the little fight as a cake
The Real Lyrics:
Slowly learning that life is okay
The Story: I heard he said OK, but it sounds like cake. - Submitted by: Akid Danial
A-ha's, "The Soft Rains Of April"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The sufferings of April are over.
The Real Lyrics:
The soft rains of April are over.
The Story: (Mark blames) poor quality compact cassette and player. - Submitted by: Mark Oosthuysen

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