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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!).


Boston - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Boston's, "Cool the Engines"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cooling engines
The Real Lyrics:
Cool the engines.
The Story: The misheard lyrics "Cooling engines" remind me of seeing the back of three identical jet planes and their engines and seeing the jets flying away in a somewhat diagonal pattern. - Submitted by: Selfish Sam
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Born with a feeling
The Real Lyrics:
More than a feeling
The Story: Let me start off by telling you that my dad has something with drilling music from his day into my head. Well, when I was in first or second grade, this song use to come on the stations all the time. I thought it was 'Born with a feeling'. It made me cry because I had feelings at the time, and I thought the song describe them too well. I believed in those lyrics for several years. Turns out, when I was in 8th grade, my little brother straightened me out. I still like to believe that my lyrics are right because of my odd feelings. But now, even though I do cry, I also become embarassed. - Submitted by: Brittany
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cinnamon apple surprise
The Real Lyrics:
See Mary Ann walk away.
The Story: People think I'm nuts when I tell them this until they listen to the song and more often than not they go, 'Wow that is what it sounds like!'. - Submitted by: Julie P.
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Four letter-feeling
The Real Lyrics:
More than a feeling
The Story: Two other people have posted this, but I was at UCLA when this came out. I sang it this way in front of my friends. At least up until then, they were my friends. The rest of the song was gibberish as well. - Submitted by: Jellyfish
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I woke up this morning and this summer's gone.
The Real Lyrics:
I woke up this morning and the sun was gone.
The Story: For years, this was my brother's anthem for the end of summer. It was played on the first day of schhol because of this lyric. Only when he was in law school did a rocker tell him, "I hate to ruin a Vassar family tradition, but it's 'I woke up this morning and the sun was gone.'" Everything changed--we needed a website like this YEARS ago!!!! - Submitted by: Andrew Vassar
Boston's, "More Than A Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Till I'm seventy airports away
The Real Lyrics:
Till I see Marianne walk away
The Story: Just a weird kid...how that made sense I have no idea - Submitted by: Jean
Boston's, "More Than a Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
More than a weakling
The Real Lyrics:
More than a feeling
The Story: I thought at first this song was about "newbies". I misheard the lyrics as "More than a weakling", and I thought of some poor kid named Poindexter, sitting in class, while being pelted with gum. Never mind. - Submitted by: Aurora!
Boston's, "More Than a Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Too many apples to burn
The Real Lyrics:
See Marianne walk away.
The Story: Listening to radio and daughter was happily singing along. This was what she sang. Had never known the correct lyrics until I had to look it up afterwards. - Submitted by: jenny
Boston's, "Peace Of Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I understand about in-the-city.
The Real Lyrics:
I understand about indecision.
The Story: I heard someone belt this line out in the boys locker room when I was in high school, 1978 baseball season: a guy nicknamed 'The Gizzer'. He got every song wrong. - Submitted by: wheat
Boston's, "Peace Of Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tangle in your hair
The Real Lyrics:
Take a look ahead.
The Story: I was a young girl when this came out, and tangles in my hair were something I was familiar with. The sad part is that I was well in to my 20's before I figured out what they were really saying. - Submitted by: Holly
Boston's, "Peace of Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All I want is to have my piece of pie.
The Real Lyrics:
All I want is to have my peace of mind.
The Story: This song came on the radio a lot during the early '80s when I was a toddler. It's not inconceivable that a 3-year-old would think it's a song about pie. - Submitted by: Holly
Boston's, "Peace of Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take a look at him.
The Real Lyrics:
Take a look ahead.
The Story: The misheard lyrics "Take a look at him" used to remind me of seeing the Tokheim logo on some gas pumps. - Submitted by: Selfish Sam

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