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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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Bowling For Soup's, "1985"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ce Ce, Madonna, way before Nirvona
The Real Lyrics:
Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana
The Story: I always thought that "Ce Ce" was the name of some long forgotton singer I had never heard of who's real name was Cecelia. - Submitted by: Sugar Loaf
Bowling For Soup's, "1985"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting for your mama
The Real Lyrics:
Way before Nirvana
The Story: A friend of mine in school thought that the line was 'waiting for your mama', instead of 'way before Nirvana'. He then sang that line incorrectly (and loudly). Even after at least three people corrected him, he still continued to sing it incorrectly. - Submitted by: FreeBird
Bowling For Soup's, "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And when she walks
All the windows and the angels sing
The Real Lyrics:
And when she walks
All the wind blows and the angels sing
The Story: mental picture.. haha.! - Submitted by: katiee
Bowling for Soup's, "A Friendly Goodbye"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With anything 'bout us
And our kid cash true love tale
The Real Lyrics:
With anything 'bout us
And our kick ass true love tale
The Story: In my defense, I knew from the beginning that the lyric I heard couldn't be right, especially because the lead singer apologizes for swearing in the next line. But it took repeated listenings before I figured out what the real lyric was. I guess I'm a little dense. - Submitted by: T'Ley
Bowling for Soup's, "I'm Gay"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And we all sympathize with your torn-apart heart
And your really autistic worldly views
The Real Lyrics:
And we all sympathize with your torn-apart heart
And your really artistic worldly views
The Story: I really don't know what to say about this one, except that my younger brother is mildly autistic. - Submitted by: T'Ley
Bowling for Soup's, "Normal Chicks"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're not Christian Bale
But you're pretty kick ass as far as I can tell
The Real Lyrics:
You're not Kristen Bell
But you're pretty kick as as far as I can tell
The Story: Considering that Bowling for Soup occasionally makes references to homosexuality in their songs, I think I can be forgiven for making this mistake. But I'll admit, it is kind of funny. - Submitted by: T'Ley
Bowling for Soup's, "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I bet she misses the sunrise
And misses bad fruit pies
The Real Lyrics:
I bet she misses the sunrise
And Mrs. Baird's fruit pies
The Story: Not being from Texas, I'd never heard of Mrs. Baird's. - Submitted by: T'Ley
Bowling for Soup's, "Phineas and Ferb Theme Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Painting a cotton field
The Real Lyrics:
Painting a continent
The Story: I just never understood the lyrics, and being the cartoon shows Phineas and Ferb painting a green field orange, the best my mind could come up with was cotton field. - Submitted by: KagomeShuko
Bowling for Soup's, "She's Got A Boyfriend"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She always knew she'd find the right guy
Who'd hold her through the night
Someone she'd take to meet her mom
And take her to see Britney Spears
Who knows that Clark Kent is not Superman
And Britney's just an a******?
The Real Lyrics:
She always knew she'd find the right guy
Who'd hold her through the night
Someone she'd take to meet her mom
And take her to see Britney Spears
Who knows if Clark Kent is a Superman
Or if he's just an a******?
The Story: I made the mistake of telling my teenage daughters how gutsy it was of this band to insult Britney Spears on the same album that their song 'Greatest Day', which was in Britney's movie 'Crossroads', appears. - Submitted by: Dan Stock

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