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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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Carole King's, "It's Too Late"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's stool 8
The Real Lyrics:
It's too late
The Story: Since this song was about a relationship gone wrong, stool 8 must have been from where Carole told the bartender her tale of woe. - Submitted by: Bob Malone
Carole King's, "Natural Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You make me feel like a man should a woman.
The Real Lyrics:
You make me feel like a natural woman.
The Story: My boyfriend was singing these wrong lyrics a few years ago, and I still can't get over it. It's funny enough for a man to sing this song, but to sing it with wrong lyrics is just hilarious. - Submitted by: Laura
Carole King's, "So Far Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It would be so fine to see your face at Mordor.
The Real Lyrics:
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore
It would be so fine to see your face at my door.
The Story: Well, was reading "Lord of the Rings" the weeks before for Lit exam.... - Submitted by: Ramarama-O-Rama
Carole King's, "So Far Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I died in a napkin.
The Real Lyrics:
I died and I just can't fake it.
The Story: I sang this as a 7-8 year old. My father kept saying, "What does 'died in a napkin' mean?" I would say, "I don't know, she's singing it." - Submitted by: Lissa E
Carole King's, "So Far Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It would be so fine to see your face at my dorm
The Real Lyrics:
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
The Story: Would have thought to see some college kid's face at their dorm! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carole King's, "Sweet Seasons"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I'll have some kids to make my plans
And I'll watch the seasons a' running away
And I'll build me a life in the open, a life in the palm tree.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, I'll have some kids and make my plans
And I'll watch the seasons a' runnin' away
And I'll build me a life in the open, a life in the country.
The Story: I was in 4th grade when I bought the 45, so as I listened to it I thought, 'Cool! She's actually going to let kids make plans for her.' Also, I grew up in Florida, so when I thought I heard 'Palm Tree', it almost seemed natural. I was shocked and disappointed when I bought the lp and read the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Daphne Carol
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