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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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Billy Squier's, "My Kind Of Lover"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My kind of rug rat
The Real Lyrics:
My kind of lover
The Story: My son, Joshua (now 19) & I were driving down the road with the music cranked when he was about 7. He was singing his little heart out. I turned down the music and realized he was singing 'My kinda rug rat' instead of the proper lyrics. I cracked up! - Submitted by: Tamei Denham
Billy Squier's, "My Kind Of Lover"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're my candelabra.
The Real Lyrics:
You're my kind of lover.
The Story: My friend and I were laying on the beach back in the early 1980's when we were teenagers. We saw some cute guys and wanted to impress them; my friend thought that if she sang along to a Billy Squier song very loudly that would do so. She didn't realize that by singing, at the top of her lungs, 'You're my candelabra', that we would be extremely unpopular for the rest of the day!!! - Submitted by: Joy
Billy Squier's, "My Kinda Lover"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My kinda lifeline
The Real Lyrics:
My kinda lover
The Story: Hearing this song in the radio, I never knew the title. - Submitted by: Chris Harris
Billy Squier's, "Stroke Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Drug man, drug man
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
The Story: I was waiting for a ride at a fair, one that cranks out all the music. My friends and I were putting our heads together singing the chorus. Finally they look at me and said, 'What are you singing!?'. And I was the one who went to the concert. - Submitted by: Lisa Meyers
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Smokin', smokin'
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
The Story: I wasn't the only one who misheard this. Girls smoking in the john in school chanted the same mishearing! - Submitted by: Luna J
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Something's cooking
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me
The Story: This is what my father always told us the words were so that we would say the actual words. Even in adulthood, I did not realize that was not the lyrics. - Submitted by: Nick
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Spread your eevolution
Both far and wide
The Real Lyrics:
Spread your ear pollution
Both far and wide
The Story: I've misheard this lyric from 1982 until just moments ago (1:34pm PST 11-10-13)!!! :-O Note sp. of, "evolution" using two Es at the beginning of the word; this is to help indicate that it should be pronounced with a long E (as in the word, "eel") rather than a short E. - Submitted by: Craig Johnson
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Strawberry shortcake
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
The Story: My younger sister heard it 'strawberry shortcake'...and sang it over and over while riding in the folks' station wagon! - Submitted by: Yeow
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Strong Man's Nutmeg
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
The Story: I kept hearing this song on the radio and thought it was talking about nutmeg for bodybuilders. Then I searched it and found it was this song. Kind of disappointing as there should be more songs about nutmeg. - Submitted by: Sammy
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Strongman, strongmen
The Real Lyrics:
Stroke me, stroke me.
The Story: I thought it was "strongman, strongman" because of how masculine the chorus sounds. I could picture the world strongest man or WWE wrestlers open themselves up and singing "strongman, strongman." LOL - Submitted by: Justin Rodriguez
Billy Squier's, "The Stroke"
The Misheard Lyrics:
strong hand stroke me
The Real Lyrics:
stroke me stroke me
The Story: me and my biyfriend were watching Billy Madison and sworebit said stronghand stroke me - Submitted by: Sam
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