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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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Bruno Mars', "Grenade"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You'll smile in my face, then rip the grapes out my cart
The Real Lyrics:
You'll smile in my face then rip the brakes out my car
The Story: I was eating grapes when I heard this, so I sort of felt bad for Bruno because someone robbed him for his grapes lol. - Submitted by: Daija
Bruno Mars', "Just the Way You Are"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Every time she asks me, "Do I like cocaine?"
The Real Lyrics:
Every time she asks me "Do I look okay?"
The Story: When this song first came out and I'd hear it on the radio, which was all the time, it drove me crazy because I swore it said "do I like cocaine?" and I eventually looked up the lyrics online. - Submitted by: Amith
Bruno Mars', "Just the Way You Are"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She asks me, do I love cocaine
The Real Lyrics:
She asks me, do I look OK
The Story: This was at the time that Bruno Mars was arrested on drug charges; I was surprised he'd be cheeky enough to put it in a song. - Submitted by: Gloria
Bruno Mars', "Just the Way You Are"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I see your face
There's not a thing I would shake
'Cause you've got braces
But it's just the way you are
And when you smile
The world stops scared for a while
'Cause you've got braces
But it's the way you are.
The Real Lyrics:
When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
The Story: My friend told me she was getting braces and on the way home this song was on and well.... say no more. - Submitted by: Lulza
Bruno Mars', "That's What I Like"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pop (Drop) it for a pimp
The Real Lyrics:
Pop (Drop) it for a player
The Story: If you go and listen to to the studio and live versions of the song, you can clearly hear player and not pimp. - Submitted by: Jon Anthony
Bruno Mars', "That's What I Like"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You say you're from Puerto Rico
Say the word Enrico
The Real Lyrics:
I'm takin' trips to Puerto Rico
Say the word and we go
The Story: I kept hearing it as "Say the word Enrico" and was so confused, like "Why would Bruno Mars want his girl to say someone else's name?" What also made it confusing is, Enrico is an ITALIAN name, and the Spanish is Enrique. I like the original lyric so much better! - Submitted by: Ariana Grande mocha swirl
Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fill my cup with som nigger in it
The Real Lyrics:
Fill my cup put some liquor in it
The Story: I always thought the lyrics went that way! I've listened to the song a million times and know most of the lyrics, or so I thought until today, and btw, that line made not so much sense to me, but many other song lyrics don't either, so I did not think much of it until today when I danced the Uptown Funk dance on "Just Dance 2016" and saw the lyrics in the corner there! Those lyrics made much more sense but I had to do a quick Google search after the dance to be sure that it was not just Just Dance who changes the lyrics so it would be mot appropriate, but it was legit and I'm so much happier about the original lyrics XDXDXD - Submitted by: Sannie
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