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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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Cheap Trick's, "Big Eyes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're such a losing cause
Why don't you go to Mars?
The Real Lyrics:
You're such a losing cause
Why don't you go get lost?
The Story: I heard this on a cassette copy of Live At Budokan, which had no lyric sheet whatsoever. - Submitted by: Trickster
Cheap Trick's, "Clock Strikes Ten"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Clock strikes four I want some more
Everybody's layin' on the floor
Not goin' home gonna stay out late
Gotta get f***ed before it's too late
The Real Lyrics:
Clock strikes four I want some more
Everybody's layin' on the floor
Not goin' home gonna stay out late
Gotta hear that rockin' music it feels all right
The Story: My Live At Budokan tape had no lyric sheet. - Submitted by: Trickster
Cheap Trick's, "Come On Come On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you know it, tonight you're mine?
The Real Lyrics:
Don't you ruin it tonight, tonight
The Story: The cassette version of the 1979 Budokan album has no lyric sheet. - Submitted by: Trickster
Cheap Trick's, "Dirty Deeds"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty deeds under cheese
The Real Lyrics:
Dirty deed done dirt cheap
The Story: It was actually my friend who was singing it like this. She had just started dating the man who later became her husband and he heard her singing it and cracked up! - Submitted by: Marr Evans
Cheap Trick's, "I Want You To Want Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you cryin'?
Feed another llama on a Friday night, I feel like dyin'.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you cryin'?
Feeling all alone without a friend, you know you feel like dyin'.
The Story: According to my logic, the guy couldn't ever get a date, so he stayed home alone on Friday nights, kept company only by his faithful llama, whom he had to feed, having nothing better to do. He was in despair, saying that he was miserable and would go crazy if he had to stay home and feed his llama again that particular weekend. However, I found out that this was not the case when I sang these lyrics in the car with my boyfriend... - Submitted by: Alex
Cheap Trick's, "I Want You to Want Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chocolate shoes
The Real Lyrics:
Shine up my old brown shoes
The Story: I always knew this could not possibly be the correct lyric, but I heard it that way and could not hear it any other way! - Submitted by: Anon
Cheap Trick's, "I Want You to Want Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tina, Tina, Tina, see you crying
The Real Lyrics:
Didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you crying?
The Story: I thought the song was about a girl named Tina. - Submitted by: Hu's On First
Cheap Trick's, "She's Tight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
(She's tight) She's a hell of a chid.
The Real Lyrics:
(She's tight) She's ahead of her time.
The Story: For years I was put off the mighty Tricksters, because I thought this song was a bit pervy. I took the invention of the CD player and my purchasing some of the back catalogue to put my mind at rest. - Submitted by: Placeboman
Cheap Trick's, "The Flame"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whenever you need someone to lay you hard with head that's strong
The Real Lyrics:
Whenever you need someone to lay your heart and hand upon
The Story: My girlfriend swore that was the lyric. - Submitted by: Greg
Cheap Trick's, "Writing On The Wall"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All right
I saw the white team had the ball.
The Real Lyrics:
All right
I saw the writing on the wall.
The Story: When 'Dream Police' came out, this song was on the radio all the time. Someone at work suggested my version might be considered racist. I assured her I was not racist, just hard of hearing. - Submitted by: Joe B

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