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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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Avril Lavigne's, "Compicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find your bacon.
or
I'm never gonna find you flaking.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find you faking.
The Story: This was from a friend of mine. Needless to say, my friend was eating breakfast at the time. - Submitted by: Brandon
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
...try to be cool, you look like a fool, to me. Tummy!
The Real Lyrics:
...try to be cool, you look like a fool, to me ... tell me...
The Story: Seven year old daughter. Nuff said. - Submitted by: Ray Hewitt
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And honestly you promised me
I'm never gonna find your bacon
The Real Lyrics:
And honestly, you'll promise me
I'm never gonna find you fakin'.
The Story: I was like six when I heard this and I found this and thought it would be funny to mention. - Submitted by: Caitlyn Jo Smith
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And promise me I'm never gonna find you naked.
The Real Lyrics:
And promise me I'm never gonna find you fakin'.
The Story: The way I was hearing it, the message of the song seemed a little harsh -- 'okay, be yourself; but, for the love of God, keep your clothes on while you do it'. - Submitted by: anonymous
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chill out, Richie Alan Thor.
The Real Lyrics:
Chill out, what'chu yelling for?
The Story: This song came on in the car and my mom started singing it. I asked her why she kept singing, "Richie Alan Thor". She told me she thought that's what Avril was saying. - Submitted by: MeMe
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find your blanket.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find you faking.
The Story: My husband had made a road mix CD that we played frequently. One day my 6 year-old daughter asked to hear the song about the girl who couldn't find her blanket. - Submitted by: Mary K Parker
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find your blanket
The Real Lyrics:
I'm never gonna find you faking
The Story: My niece asked me what the song about the girl who can't find her blanket was called. I didn't understand, until she showed me a dress up game that had the song playing, and then I instantly knew what it was. - Submitted by: Erin A.
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lay back, watching Alidore.
The Real Lyrics:
Chill out, what you yelling for.
The Story: I always thought she was talking about sitting on the couch, watching the dinosaur movie with her friend. - Submitted by: Leslie
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Never gonna find your blanket.
The Real Lyrics:
Never gonna find you fakin'.
The Story: My neice was singing this line. I guess she thought it was about Linus from The Peanuts. - Submitted by: Holly
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Promise me I'm never gonna find you vegan.
The Real Lyrics:
Promise me I'm never gonna find you faking.
The Story: I thought Avril was trying to say her guy was such a tryhard he would become a vegan to impress people! Weird!! - Submitted by: Rage
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take off all your clothes.
The Real Lyrics:
Take off all your preppy clothes.
The Story: My mom heard this and asked if Avril was a pervert or a slut. - Submitted by: Leila Chan
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take off all your crappy clothes.
The Real Lyrics:
Take off all your preppy clothes.
The Story: I was singing the song with the radio and that line came. I screamed it in my brother's face 'take off all your crappy clothes!!' He said, 'Sam, it's take off all your preppy clothes.' He turned it up so I could here it clearly. It was really embarrassing because my brother's real-l-l-l-ly hot friend was in the car with us!!!!! - Submitted by: sam darling
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take off all your nappy clothes
The Real Lyrics:
Take off all your preppy clothes.
The Story: My friend and I were singing along in her car, and she started singing that and Y started cracking up and had to post this. - Submitted by: rachel
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why the h***'d you go and make things so complicted?
The Real Lyrics:
Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
The Story: My daughter was singing this lyric in the car when the song came on the radio. My wife slapped the hell out of me when she asked her why'd she sing it like that, and my daughter responds with, 'That's the way I heard Daddy sing it.' I honestly thought that's what she said. - Submitted by: Dan Fletcher
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why'd I have to go and take the bridge to Pennsylvania?
The Real Lyrics:
Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
The Story: As you probably know, I'm from New Jersey, but I grew up about 30 miles east of the Delaware Water Gap and often cross the state line into Pennsylvania (usually to the Poconos or down toward Harrisburg). When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I misinterpreted the song "Complicated" a number of different ways, but all of them included a reference to Pennsylvania. I didn't hear the song again for a decade, but when I did, I was actually in PA. How crazy is that? - Submitted by: Joe the Crazy Conch
Avril Lavigne's, "Complicated"
The Misheard Lyrics:
acting like your someone else
gets me constapated
The Real Lyrics:
Acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated.
The Story: i just made it up - Submitted by: allie
Avril Lavigne's, "Fall To Pieces"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want a lot for Christmas.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't want to fall to pieces.
The Story: I was lying in bed about four days after I had been mumbling the song everywhere and realized that I was so horribly wrong. - Submitted by: Sophie
Avril Lavigne's, "Girlfriend "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Norway, Norway
The Real Lyrics:
No way, no way
The Story: One day I was listening to this song and I heard that. End of story. - Submitted by: William
Avril Lavigne's, "Girlfriend"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you know what I can do to make your feet alright?
The Real Lyrics:
Don't you know what I can do to make you feel alright?
The Story: I was just listening to music and singing along, and I noticed I heard something weird. I've heard this song a lot, but only just then did I hear... that. So I just HAD to submit it. - Submitted by: Katie
Avril Lavigne's, "Here's to Never Growing Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh whoa, oh whoa,
Isn't every girl in love?
Oh whoa, oh whoa,
Isn't every girl in love?
The Real Lyrics:
Oh whoa, oh whoa, here's to never growing up
Oh whoa, oh whoa, here's to never growing up
The Story: Thought this is what she was saying. The song makes a lot more sense now! - Submitted by: Amanda
Avril Lavigne's, "I'm With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Isn't anyone tryin' to fight me?
The Real Lyrics:
Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
The Story: I was on the phone with a friend of mine, and she was singing the lyrics as 'Isn't anyone tryin' to fight me?' I laughed pretty hard, and she still thought she was right, until I took out the cd booklet and read her the right lyrics! It was even more funny because, she messes up song lyrics alot. - Submitted by: Chrissii
Avril Lavigne's, "I'm With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The forceps on the ground
The Real Lyrics:
No footsteps on the ground
The Story: My husband thought that the song was talking about abortion because he misheard the 'forceps' line. - Submitted by: Kittie
Avril Lavigne's, "Mobile"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a morane.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm a mobile.
The Story: I was in a record store and had just bought her cd. I was singing loud, 'I'm a morane!' Everyone was lookin' at me like I was psycho. D'oh! - Submitted by: Pauline
Avril Lavigne's, "Mobile"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Went back home again
This ducks' gotta pack up and lea again.
The Real Lyrics:
Went back home again
This sucks, gotta pack up and leave again.
The Story: My friend, my baby sister and I were all listening to music in the car. My baby sister wanted to hear this little kid tune about a duck over and over and over...etc. Finally, I stopped her from playing it again by removing the CD from the player and sitting on it. I would have thrown it out the window, but hey, I'm not that mean. I said, as sanely as possible, 'please, no more! If I never hear a song with the word 'duck' in it again, it will be too soon. So, my friend popped in her new Avriel Lavigne CD. We were listening to it, and I actually enjoyed this music. But when it got to the song 'Mobile', I mistaked the word 'sucks' for the word 'ducks', and just about had a sezure. After laughing uncontrolably, my friend told me what the correct lyric was. Hey, I thought it was funny. - Submitted by: Kira
Avril Lavigne's, "Nobody's Fool"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I might have fallen for that When I was14 in a little mór green
The Real Lyrics:
I might have fallen for that
When I was 14 and a little more green.
The Story: Mór = Irish for big Little mór green? Little big green...I was confused - Submitted by: me
Avril Lavigne's, "Nobody's Home"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She wants to go home
But no body's home
It's where she lies
Procaniside.
The Real Lyrics:
She wants to go home
But nobody's home
It's where she lies
Broken inside.
The Story: For the longest time I thought Procraniside was a drug she was taking. When it says she wants to go home, I thought it meant she wanted to get off the drug. The she says 'But nobody's home ' and I thought it meant she was all ready addicted and could 'go home' Procraniside..... - Submitted by: Kaktus Kate
Avril Lavigne's, "Sk8er Boi"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He was a skater boy
She said she's a little boy
The Real Lyrics:
He was a skater boy
She said, 'See you later, boy'
The Story: I just thought for my whole life that's what it was until my sibling sung the real lyrics and I found out, after that my life was a lie. - Submitted by: Jake
Avril Lavigne's, "Sk8er Boi"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be in St. John's during the show
The Real Lyrics:
I'll be backstage after the show
The Story: Good replacement lyric for a tour that visits Newfoundland. - Submitted by: AdmiralMercurial
Avril Lavigne's, "Sk8er Boi"
The Misheard Lyrics:
but her bed was up in space
The Real Lyrics:
But her head was up in space.
The Story: no - Submitted by: a
Avril Lavigne's, "Skater Boy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He was a skinny boy, she said 'see ya later boy.'
The Real Lyrics:
He was a skater boy, she said 'see ya later boy.'
The Story: Was busy traveling around the time this came out, so I kept hearing it on the the radio. I could have sworn that those were the true lyrics. - Submitted by: Ruby Catbot
Avril Lavigne's, "Thing's I'll Never Say"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I could say what I want to see
I want to see you go down on me
Marry me today
Guess, I'm wishing my life away
With these things I'll never say
The Real Lyrics:
If I could say what I want to see
I want to see you go down
On one knee
Marry me today
Guess, I'm wishing my life away
With these things I'll never say
The Story: For quite some time I loved the song but was had to play it out of earshot of my kids because I really thought that's what it said, especially with the fact the bit before says "I'd say I want to blow you... away" in a seemingly deliberate suggestive way. I finally looked at the album cover lyrics and had to curse my own dirty mind for mishearing it for so long! - Submitted by: Moonkitty
Avril Lavigne's, "Things I'll Never Say"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna see you go down on me.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna see you go down on one knee.
The Story: I was in my sister's car and she had this song on. When Avril sang that part, I freaked out until my sister told me what it really was. She said that's what she thought at first too, until she looked up the lyrics. - Submitted by: jonathan horvat
Avril Lavigne's, "Things I'll Never Say"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna see you go down, I wanna be.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna see you go on one knee.
The Story: This always confused me because this song is really about a guy Avril loves, but doesn't want to tell him because of the consequences. In this part, though, I thought she was saying she wanted to see him get beat up, which made no sense at all. - Submitted by: Kim Sanders
Avril Lavigne's, "Things I'll Never Say"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say, 'I wanna blow you.... ole!'
The Real Lyrics:
If I could say what I wanna say
I'd say, 'I wanna blow you away.'
The Story: My 11-year-old sister and I were listening to music in my room when this song came on. After the afforementioned line she looked confused and asked, 'Why did she just say 'ole'? Could she not think of anything better to write?' I thought I would die laughing! Good thing she's still young, or this could have been a potentally dirty song. - Submitted by: heidi
Avril Lavigne's, "Things I'll Never Say"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down, on me
Marry me today
Yes I'm wishing my life away
With these things I'll never say
The Real Lyrics:
If I could say what I wanna see
I wanna see you go down, on one knee
Marry me today
Guess I'm wishing my life away
With these things I'll never say
The Story: Friend: What's with the 'Go down on me' part? I don't think it's really meant sexually.
Me: She says 'Go down on one knee', as in proposing. Ya' know, 'Marry me today' is the next line.
Friend: Oh... I guess that makes sense. - Submitted by: Jim
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