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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 Ocean - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Caribou queen
Now with Sherry Neusantrie.
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean queen
Now we're sharing the same dream.
The Story: I thought that he was singing about someone named Sherry Neusantrie. Someone asked me, 'Who the h*** is that?' It was then I realized I was wrong. - Submitted by: Zack Norton
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Carry your switch.
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen!
The Story: I thought he was saying to carry a switchblade, as protection. - Submitted by: derreck
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Harold, you queer
Now were sharing the same dream.
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean queen
Now we're sharing the same dream.
The Story: I always thought that is what it said and just figured it out at the gym the other day while working out. - Submitted by: Nicky Dickson
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now we're sharing Mr. T
The Real Lyrics:
Now we're sharing the same dream
The Story: As a kid, I thought the idea of a dude sharing Mr. T was pretty weird... - Submitted by: Eric
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Perrybue Twisted
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen
The Story: When this song first came out, I swear it sounded like he was saying "Perrybue Twisted." And I had no idea what that meant. - Submitted by: Allen
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's touched by me, and she blamed it on jeans.
The Real Lyrics:
She dashed by me in painted on jeans.
The Story: This is what I've always thought the lyrics said until I looked them up for this entry for amiright. I always figured that the girl liked him in his jeans. - Submitted by: Allen
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gary DuPree
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen
The Story: My college roommate thought this was the lyric when I was playing the song, much to my amusement - Submitted by: Evan
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie do the Twist.
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen
The Story: My dad thought he was hot back in the day grooving to this song and bellowing out 'Billie do the Twist,' as he was doing the Twist. - Submitted by: Jim
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I rebuke thee.
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen
The Story: My mom teaches high school English, and when this song was out, mentioned to the class how impressed she was that they actually used the word 'rebuke' in a song. Her students had no idea what she was talking about until she sang the line for them. She never lived it down. - Submitted by: Kira
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Power bu twist
The Real Lyrics:
Caribbean Queen
The Story: When I was dating my husband, this song came on in the car one night, and he started singing it...kind of. He was singing, 'Power Bu Twist, now we're sharing the same dream' I died laughing. He was so embarrassed. I tease him about it every time we hear it to this day! - Submitted by: Jeannine Baurle
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She danced by me, then fainted on James!
The Real Lyrics:
She danced by me, in painted on jeans.
The Story: I thought it rather strange that Billy would sing about a woman dancing next to him, then suddenly fainting on some guy named James! To this day, I still hear it that way, at least the line in the beginning. The ending line I can hear clearly, even as it fades out is, "She danced by me in painted jeans.". - Submitted by: Annabelle
Billy Ocean's, "Caribbean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She touched my m*** in painted on jeans.
The Real Lyrics:
She danced by me in painted on jeans
The Story: I told my fiance-to-be at the time that the song was X-rated.I cited the line, 'She touched my m*** in painted on jeans'. His friend the DJ filled me in on the correct, clean version. Boy was my face red! - Submitted by: Karen
Billy Ocean's, "Caribean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Carry me quick
The Real Lyrics:
Caribean Queen
The Story: Boyfriend at the time thought these were the lyrics. Carry me quick really? - Submitted by: Sally Hathaway
Billy Ocean's, "Carribean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Prairie View Queen
The Real Lyrics:
Carribean Queen
The Story: I always wondered if Billy Ocean had attended Prairie View University and had a thing for some chick there that he called "Prairie View Queen". - Submitted by: Brenda
Billy Ocean's, "Carribean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Caribou Queen
The Real Lyrics:
Carribean Queen
The Story: This song was on the radio a lot, and I would sing along silently in the back of my head, never really thinking how silly the words seemed to be. Didn't have the correct lyric until seeing it on a television ad. - Submitted by: Buddy McCue
Billy Ocean's, "Carribean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She brushed by me and blamed it on Gene.
The Real Lyrics:
She brushed by me in painted on jeans.
The Story: Just the usual I'm sure you always hear. When this song first came out, I loved it and sang that line with loud confidence over and over. That is until my sister quietly informed me one day what the real lyrics were! - Submitted by: Susan Kocian
Billy Ocean's, "Carribean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She brushed by me in faded old jeans.
The Real Lyrics:
she brushed by me in painted on jeans.
The Story: I went about singing that in public for months before my pal stopped me one day to make sure she had heard me right. Then I was informed of the proper lyrics - Submitted by: anne
Billy Ocean's, "Carribean Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She dashed by me and blamed it on James.
The Real Lyrics:
She dashed by me in painted-on jeans.
The Story: This was actually something that was heard by my wife (I tell her she has lyric dislexia) because she never can make out words in songs. - Submitted by: Manny Zales
Billy Ocean's, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get outta my dreams.
Get into Betsy, baby.
Get into my car.
The Real Lyrics:
Get outta my dreams
Get in the back seat baby
Get in to my car.
The Story: I babysat a couple of brothers, one being in junior high, and this song came on the radio. He sang it this way, like Betsy was the name of the singer's car! Looking back, I shouldn't have corrected him, but when I told him what the lyrics were, he said, "Why would he tell her to get in the back seat?" - Submitted by: Joy B
Billy Ocean's, "When The Going Gets Tough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Go and get stuffed
The Real Lyrics:
When the going gets tough
The Story: My wife is French and she came to live in England in the early 80's. One day I heard her singing this song, which she liked very much, but to the chorus she was singing 'go and get stuffed' believing that they were the real words. I haven't let her forget it to this day. - Submitted by: Tony Baeza
Billy Ocean's, "When The Going Gets Tough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you go and get stuffed
The Real Lyrics:
When the going gets tough
The Story: Heard by my stepfather, who was not into any music. - Submitted by: Mike
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