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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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Anne Murray's, "Another Sleepless Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Weekend orcas trade lonesome prairie dogs with a radio
The Real Lyrics:
We can orchestrate love's scenario with the radio
The Story: Misheard lyric was all I could make out of this obscure-sounding line. Then I sang it as a karaoke song and learned the real lyrics from the monitor. - Submitted by: Robert Jones
Anne Murray's, "Blessed Are The Believers"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Blessed are all the left behind, for their hearts shall one day mend
When lovin' those same sweet lies makes us believers again.
The Real Lyrics:
Blessed are all the left behind, for their hearts shall one day mend
When love and those same sweet lies make us believers again.
The Story: The irony of these lines makes them some of the most melancholy lines to be found in any love song. But I realized that only quite recently, after having heard the song for years. One needs to listen really closely here to get exactly what is being said! - Submitted by: Samantha Wayland
Anne Murray's, "Danny's Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Try to turn hot lovers on
The Real Lyrics:
Try to earn what lovers own
The Story: The lyrics to that line always seemed a bit obscure to me, but the above misheard version was the closest to what it sounded like. I never came much closer to understanding the real lyrics until I heard a karaoke singer sing it where monitors were visible to the audience. - Submitted by: Robert Jones
Anne Murray's, "Here Comes Santa Claus (part of 'The Santa Medley)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He's got a bag that's filled with toys for poison girls again.
The Real Lyrics:
He's got a bag that's filled with toys for boys and girls again.
The Story: Of course, I have long known the real lyrics to this line. But in Anne Murray's version, which she sings as part of 'The Santa Medley', I thought it sounded likie she was saying 'poison girls'. I've played it repeatedly and it continues to sound that way. - Submitted by: Heather Patton
Anne Murray's, "No Room At The Inn"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The bellboy and the porter, the waitress and the cook
Will be wintessed f***ing in Heaven.
The Real Lyrics:
The bellboy and the porter, the waitress and the cook
Will be witnessed walking in Heaven.
The Story: I'm a real fan of Anne Murray. Really. So by no means would I want to trash her song. But it took me several hearings of this to figure out that the word must be 'walking'. Before that the closest to any word I could make out at that point was as the 'misheard version' indicates, even though I knew she wouldn't sing that. - Submitted by: Heidi Jones
Anne Murray's, "Secret Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Once I had a secret love
That lived within a hollow knee.
The Real Lyrics:
Once I had a secret love
That lived within the heart of me.
The Story: When I thought I heard 'lived within a hollow knee', I wasn't necessarily thinking of a knee of a person or even an animal. I have frequently visited bald-cypress swamps and observed the woody upward projections from bald-cypress tress, known as 'cypress knees'. I sort of visualized a 'secret love' perhaps inhabiting one of those. Still a bizarre image, though perhaps a less creepy one that the thought of something (secret love or otherwise) inhabiting someone's knee. In fact, the thought someone having a secret love living in a bald-cypress swamp has an air of unscrutable mystery, kind of like the song as a whole. - Submitted by: Natasha Bly
Anne Murray's, "Shadows In The Moonlight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Boogie shadows in the moonlight
The Real Lyrics:
We'll be shadows in the moonlight.
The Story: My husband knows no correct lyrics to any song. However, he knows this and has fun with it. He really did think this was correct - and the NAME of the song, until just a few years ago when he actually sang it to me trying to be romantic. Needless to say I laughed in his face and he didn't believe me. Now whenever I jump all over him for singing incorrect lyrics (on purpose) he starts to sing 'Boogie Shadows' to me. - Submitted by: momotrips
Anne Murray's, "Snowbird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I was young my heart was strummin' tunes
Anything that it would sell me, that's the thing that I'd consume.
The Real Lyrics:
When I was young my heart was young then too
Anything that it would tell me, that's the thing that I would do.
The Story: This in not a real easy song to understand, and for years I thought I was hearing something like the above misheard lyrics. This is another case where it took internet lyrics sites to finally solve the mystery of what all the lyrics are! - Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
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