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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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Backstreet Boys', "All I Have to Give"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do his friends get on your side?
or
Do his friends get on your nerves?
The Real Lyrics:
Do his friends get all your time?
The Story: My sister and I listened to this song all the time and I could never figure out what aj was singing after 'Do his friends get. . .' I sang it once in a joke 'Do his friends get on your nerves' and it kind of stuck. - Submitted by: Megan
Backstreet Boys', "Anywhere for You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Your love as far as I can see,
Is all about my gimpy knee
The Real Lyrics:
Your love as far as I can see,
Is all I'm ever gonna need
The Story: My best friend and I were sitting around listening to this song on Backstreet Boys: Backstage Pass and obviously neither of us knew the line. We were singing our lungs out when it came to this line, and my friend busts out, 'It's all about my gimpy knee!' We both died! We had to go buy the cd to find out what the real lyrics were, but we still laugh as we sing the misheard lyric. - Submitted by: Michi
Backstreet Boys', "As Long As You Love Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As long as Barney loves me
The Real Lyrics:
As long as you love me
The Story: My sister was watching Barney while I was listening to my Backstreet Boy CD. The kids on the show were singing Barney's theme song, so I couldn't hear my song. I heard 'Barney' instead of 'you'. - Submitted by: me
Backstreet Boys', "As Long As You Love Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm leaving my knife in your head.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm leaving my life in your hands.
The Story: One day, I sang it while in class (i was in 4th grade at the time). The teacher heard me and I got in huge trouble. She must not like Backstreet Boys either. - Submitted by: Lauren
Backstreet Boys', "As Long As You Love Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's get it on in a glass.
The Real Lyrics:
Risking it all at a glance.
The Story: I was at my friend's house when she just spontaneously put a BSB cd in her cd player. When the initial shock of seeing a teenage girl still actually listening to them in the year 2002 wore off, I realized she was singing. She sang the lyric that I'd never really cared about, but could never understand, and I started laughing my fool head off. Her four-year-old sister was in the room too, so I had to tell her very quietly what I thought they were saying. She's still a big fan of that song. God only knows why. - Submitted by: Sarah
Backstreet Boys', "Cruz"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I will love you more than death
The Real Lyrics:
I will love you more than that
The Story: I was singing this while driving my car, trying to show off my singing skills to my best friend, Anne. Anne is a Backstreet Boy fan, and when she corrected me, I totally felt stupid. Now, whenever I'm singing a song, I make sure it's a song that isn't the Backstreet Boys. - Submitted by: Carrie
Backstreet Boys', "Drowing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe I can't help it
The Real Lyrics:
Baby I can't help it
The Story: I was listening to this song just recently on the Rosie O'Donnel show. I don't know how I misheard it but I heard it as 'maybe I can't helpl it'? but upon watching ytv's Hitlist I came to the realization that I misheard the lyrics when I saw the captions on the tv. I was like 'oh god I'm singing it wrong! What the hell kind of Backstreet Boys fan am I?' - Submitted by: Celeste Keenan
Backstreet Boys', "Drowning"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Girl you may be breastless, but that's OK.
The Real Lyrics:
Girl you leave me breathless, but that's OK.
The Story: Me and my sister were listening to 'Drowning'(Don't ask me why.) I told her, 'Oh, this song is about you. Girl you may be breastless.' Tactless, but true. - Submitted by: Ashley
Backstreet Boys', "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Backs***'s trash, alright!
The Real Lyrics:
Backstreet's back, alright!
The Story: My older brother was in the bathroom for a really long time. When he was in there, his CD was on to this song. He was singing the misheard lyrics. Now every time he goes in there he sings the song. - Submitted by: manda
Backstreet Boys', "I Need You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Open up your heart to me and say, well son your mine
or
Open up your heart to me and say, well son your mud
The Real Lyrics:
Open up your heart to me and say what's on your mind
The Story: My friend and I were listening to Millenium (the album it's on) and we misheard that lyric and we burst out laughing. It was sooo funny. Then at school the next day we were telling our other friend about that and then we couldn't remember what song it was from. A month later I found this website because I was trying to find out what the lyrics really were and I decided to submit this one because it was so funny. - Submitted by: NiniPuff
Backstreet Boys', "I Want It That Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't nothing but a milk steak.
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't nothing but a mistake.
The Story: I've been watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia too much lately. - Submitted by: Rayne
Backstreet Boys', "I Want It That Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You are my father
The one disaster
The Real Lyrics:
You are my fire,
my one desire
The Story: There's these two kids, four-year-old girls. One girl, Kat, is so cute- she knows all the lyrics to popular songs, so she entertains everyone with the surprising scene of a four year old singing Britney Spears in perfect tune and in perfect lyrics. This creates a lot of jealousy in the other girl, Alex- who craves attention like oxygen. So lately she had been trying to sing along with the radio, just blah- blah- blah, not real words, just enough to make her seem like she knows what's she's doing. Anyway, this one day I overheard her singing these lyrics we laughed hysterically at it. Ever since then she's been pretty quiet in the car. - Submitted by: Raven
Backstreet Boys', "Incomplete"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am, sweating, in an ocean all alone
Baby, my baby
Sweating on ur face
You still one day if we make a big mistake.
The Real Lyrics:
I am, swimming, in an ocean all alone
Baby, my baby
It's written on your face
You still wonder if we made a big mistake.
The Story: I had it as my MSN username. One of my contacts,(an avid BSB fan) said, 'Are you serious with that?' I said, 'What?' She answered that I had the wrong words in my MSN name. I still sing it wrong to annoy her. - Submitted by: Tom Dick & Harry
Backstreet Boys', "More Than That"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby he would say whatever it takes to keep you in line.
The truth between the lines.
The Real Lyrics:
Baby he would say whatever it takes to keep you alive.
The truth between the lies.
The Story: I loved this song so imagine my surprise when I realized that I was getting the lyrics wrong. I think that sometimes I find it hard to understand what the Backstreet Boys are singing and when I do find out what they're singing I get so embarrassed. - Submitted by: Celeste Keenan
Backstreet Boys', "More Than That"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I would love you more than never
I will say the words then take them back
The Real Lyrics:
I would love you more than that
I won't say the words then take them back
The Story: Since the song came out I was singing this 'I will say the words then take them back'. I thought it was kind of messed up for these romantics to say such a foul thing. My friend finally made me hear what they are really singing. I still sing my version just to mess with my friends. - Submitted by: Connie
Backstreet Boys', "Not For Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I should've known better than to buy your lies
(You sleep with guys)
The Real Lyrics:
I should've known better than to buy your lies
(Your sweet disguise)
The Story: Well I'm an nsync fan and my friends are all bsb fans, and I was walking around singing that song around them like I was so cool, and like I know it, and saying how cool I think it was that a boyband would put a line like that in their song..and I was wondering why they laughed at me like I was a retard everytime I sang it..and I had to figure it out for myself. *ashamed* - Submitted by: Andie Gainey
Backstreet Boys', "Not For Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll tell you the story of who screwed who? Me or him.
The Real Lyrics:
Give me the story of who's for you? Me or him
The Story: I was playing a game of 'The Next Verse' on a Backstreet Boys message board that I frequent quite often. I put in the next verse as 'I'll tell you the story of baby who screwed who? Me or him.' The next person who posted said: ' actually it's I'll give you the story of baby who's for you? Me or him?' Well my face was just beet red after I she said it that I never started another 'next verse' game as long as I live. :) - Submitted by: Celeste
Backstreet Boys', "Quit Playing Games with My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Impossible as in Macy's
The Real Lyrics:
Impossible as it may seem
The Story: When was little I thought they were saying Macy's like the department store. Maybe I thought that they were saying it's impossible to find something in Macy's lol - Submitted by: Deanna
Backstreet Boys', "Shape Of My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let me shoyu the shape of my heart.
The Real Lyrics:
Let me show you the shape of my heart.
The Story: When I was having a home-stay in Japan, we were listening to this song during dinner. My host-sister at the line 'show you the shape of my heart' held up the bottle of soy sauce(shoyu). - Submitted by: C-star
Backstreet Boys', "Shape Of My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Picture in the dark
The Real Lyrics:
Kept you in the dark
The Story: The first thing to say, is that I'm french-canadian, so, my friend and me were singing that song in the car, driven by an english guy, and we were like singing it really loud and when we came up to that part of the song (the misheard lyric) we were like 'picture in the dark!!' and the guy was looking at us weird... - Submitted by: Emilie
Backstreet Boys', "Shape of My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hit you in the dark
The Real Lyrics:
Kept you in the dark
The Story: It's just what I always sung because I had no idea what the actual lyric was - Submitted by: Jane
Backstreet Boys', "Shape of My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I was trying to make someone
Take my pulse
Kicked you in the balls
The Real Lyrics:
I was trying to be someone
Played my part
Kept you in the dark
The Story: I sit here at work all day and hear this song over and over, but the volume of the music system is such that I can only barely make out what is being said. To me, this is the only thing it sounded like! - Submitted by: Radical X
Backstreet Boys', "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show me the meaning of Heinz Bologna.
The Real Lyrics:
Show me the meaning of being lonely
The Story: My sister and I were sitting in my room singing along with the cd. Show me the meaning of being lonely came on. She started singing it, but instead of saying show me the meaning of being lonely, she said show me the meaning of Heinz Bologna. That's the way we always sing it now. - Submitted by: Stacey Hollingshead
Backstreet Boys', "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show me the meaning of peeing on legs.
The Real Lyrics:
Show me the meaning of being lonely.
The Story: I was listening to the song and I was appalled. I called my sister on the phone and played the song for her to see if she heard the same thing, and she started laughing at me. I looked like a huge idiot. - Submitted by: Emily
Backstreet Boys', "The Call"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I`ll be late,
don`t stay up and wait for me
I say hey yo,
my battery is low
You know we`re going to a place nearby gotta go
The Real Lyrics:
I`ll be late,
don`t stay up and wait for me
Say again...
you`re dropping out....
my battery is low
Just so you know;
We`re going to a place nearby gotta go
The Story: I thougt this bsb song was really cool, and after having heard it a few times on the radio, I couldn`t get it out of my mind. But part of the chorus lyrics were quite stupid, in my opinion (especially the hey yo part..) As I sang it out to my friends, just as an example of 'stupid boy band lyrics', they had a really good laugh.... - Submitted by: Hilde
Backstreet Boys', "The Call"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Me and my boys went out just to end the comeisery
The Real Lyrics:
Me and my boys went out just to end up in misery
The Story: Well first of all comeisery isn't even a word! I thought I was pretty cool because I told myself that I was the first of my friends to learn the words to the new bsb song, so I was singing my heart out while driving in the car with friends, and they totally caught me singing the wrong thing! Now everytime my dbj girls and I are listening to out fav by band, they always make fun of me! - Submitted by: Stephanie
Backstreet Boys', "The Call"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We`re going to a grape stand bye, gotta go.
The Real Lyrics:
We`re going to a place nearby, gotta go.
The Story: I was listening to this with my girlfriend for the first time, and I could've sworn he was saying 'grape stand'. I thought maybe grape stand was slang for a brothel. Luckily, I got the lyrics right before my girlfriend noticed what I was singing. Or I asked any emberassing questions. - Submitted by: Bayonder

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