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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!).


Billy Idol - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Billy Idol's, "Come On Come On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Place my bet OR Make my day
The Real Lyrics:
Yes, like this
The Story: Dirty Harry movies may have made me think of this. - Submitted by: Punk Child
Billy Idol's, "Come On Come On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We don't need no planet fascist no more
The Real Lyrics:
We don't need no panic patches some more
The Story: A few fascist and similar regimes had fallen in the past few years but some still remained. Sounds silly, doesn't it? - Submitted by: Eighties Teen
Billy Idol's, "Dancing with Myself"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've pooped all over the world
The Real Lyrics:
If I looked all over the world
The Story: I realized quickly it said "If I looked all over the world"... but at first listen, it sounded like "I've pooped all over the world"... Cracked my son up the first time he heard it... - Submitted by: Eric
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As you fall in love
The Real Lyrics:
Les yeux sans visage
The Story: I figured from listening to it on the radio that it was a love song anyway, so I figured that the female singer sang what I thought she sang. A great song, this ballad beats all the "love songs" patter that the soul-sucking "adult contemporary" stations constantly play. - Submitted by: They Don't Call Him An Idol For Nothing
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How's about a date?
The Real Lyrics:
Eyes without a face.
The Story: My sister was singing up a storm to this song one night back in the early 1980's, and I asked her, 'What are you singing?!' She said, 'You know, that song by Billy Idol called 'How's about a date.'' I laughed and said 'It's 'Eyes Without a face!' She said, 'Why would it be that? That doesn't make sense.' To this day, whenever she hears the song she continues to sing it 'her' way. - Submitted by: Mindy Blazer
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How's about a date?
The Real Lyrics:
Eyes without a face
The Story: My best friend and I used to sing songs when we spent the night together. She was singing this with lots of passion. We laughed so hard we almost (urinated in) our pants! - Submitted by: Michelle Blackmon
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll sit on your face.
The Real Lyrics:
Eyes without a face.
The Story: It kind of sounds like something Billy Idol would sing anyways and I sang it that way until the early '90s when my first wife heard me and laughed for an hour. I started laughing again thinking about it. - Submitted by: John Sparks
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll supply the paste.
The Real Lyrics:
Eyes without a face
The Story: In 1984, I was riding with an associate from the recording studio we worked in. I complained that although I had good hearing, I often had trouble understanding lyrics. I said it was partially because I thought the singers mumbled and partially because the lyrics were often so strange to me that I couldn't imagine why anybody would ever say some of them. He wanted to test my problem, so he turned on the car radio. Billy Idol was playing. He asked me what he was singing. I had heard that song, but I had never attempted to understand the lyrics. I took one listen and said 'I'll supply the paste.' - Submitted by: Joel
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm all out of dope
One more bag of grey could bring a fall
or
I'm all out of coke
One more bag of grey could bring a fall
The Real Lyrics:
I'm all out of hope
One more bad dream could bring a fall.
The Story: I was driving to the 7-11 on a rainy evening after watching the movie '21 Grams'. I just so happened to be listening to Billy Idol's Greatest Hits album, and for some reason, the lyrics sounded like they said, 'I'm all out of coke/One more bag of grey could bring a fall.' I had to look up the real lyrics immediately as I couldn't remember what he really said from adolescence when the song first came out. - Submitted by: Chismo
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without A Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip reading burnt-up books, trying to stay hip
The Real Lyrics:
I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip reading murder books, trying to stay hip
The Story: I was still in high school about that time but I knew that the term "burnt-up books" is a slang term for porno mags or "f**k books", so it seemed natural enough to me. I still sometimes have some problems with motion sickness when I'm riding a bus, so I can't fathom reading anything on a busride for very long, let alone something like pornography. Yick! - Submitted by: Ride the ElectroGlyde On the Blue Highway
Billy Idol's, "Eyes Without a Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Guys without a date
The Real Lyrics:
Eyes without a face
The Story: Friend's dad thinking he's cool driving us to the beach. - Submitted by: Mark
Billy Idol's, "Fatal Charm"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do you yeah?! Do you yeah?!
I said yeah! Have p***y baby!
With my fatal charm.
The Real Lyrics:
Do you yeah?! Do you yeah?!
I said yeah! Have mercy baby!
With my fatal charm.
The Story: When I heard this track on San Francisco radio I knew my first impression was wrong. The radio stations advertised a rap festival coming into the area and one of the acts was 2 Live Crew. An excerpt of their song "Heeeeyyy! I Want Some P***y!" was featured in the ad and the P-word was blanked out. That said enough. - Submitted by: Planet Earth Idol
Billy Idol's, "Rebel Yell"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Rip your eyeball out and you'll lactate butter.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, he's out all night to collect a fare.
The Story: I spent hours trying to decipher this one and thought this interpretation was the most rational. - Submitted by: JB_Finesse
Billy Idol's, "Shooting Stars"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's shooting stars, with her breasts
She's shooting stars, till the end
I think it's kind of sick
She thinks she's being hip.
The Real Lyrics:
She's shooting stars, with her friends
She's shooting stars, till the end
I think it's kind of sick
She thinks she's being hip.
The Story: OK so this is a song about an H junkie. Now look at Lady Gaga's various getups. One of them has her shooting fireworks from her bra! Go figure. - Submitted by: Smack Sux
Billy Idol's, "White Wedding"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey little sister what's your finest wish
or
Hey little sister what's your final wish
The Real Lyrics:
Hey little sister what's your fascination
The Story: Our band decided to do a cover of this song. Our bass player sings this one and he still sings 'finest wish', but the lead singer couldn't work out what the words should be and put it down as 'Fiezelwish' -
What's your fiezelwish?
I have no Idea, what's yours?
We very nearly named the band Fiezelwish in her honour. - Submitted by: Steve Rollinson
Billy Idol's, "White Wedding"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take the last pony
The Real Lyrics:
Take me back home, yeah
The Story: We were at a pool hall and my husband was singing along (loudly) and sang "take the last pony" - very funny - Submitted by: Tena
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