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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!).

Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa album at
Celia Cruz's, "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wanton A Mera. He's a Wanton A Mera
The Real Lyrics:
Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera.
The Story: Thought it was Wanton like the Chinese food. - Submitted by: Steve
Celia Cruz's, "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wonton -a- lera
I need a wontona lera.
I need a wonton-a-leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeera,
Oh yeah a wonton-a leraaaa
and later...
Juan Talavera, yo digo Juan Talavera...
The Real Lyrics:
Guajira guantanamera
Guajira guantanamera
The Story: Well, I never knew what they were singing because it was played by Puerto Rican people who came into my New York neighborhood. It sounded at four, like Wonton-a lera. I loved Chinese food. Now I speak Spanish fluently and today that song came back to me. I was sure what I misheard was Juan Talaveras and I wanted to see who he was historically. Now I know they were singing about GITMO. I think my idea is more romantic. - Submitted by: Tatiana
Celia Cruz's, "Uno Dos Tres"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Uno, dumbs, twist
The Real Lyrics:
Uno, dos, tres
The Story: This song was used in “Sesame Street” - Submitted by: Mickey D
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