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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!).


7even Year Itch: Collective Soul Greatest Hits 1994-2001 album at Amazon.com
Collective Soul's, "Heaven Let You Light Shine Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You haven't let your light shined out
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven let your light shine down
The Story: Well since I first heard the song I never really 'got' what they were meaning and I was shocked that they would use such bad grammar in one of their best songs , so one day I was helping a neighbor with her English homework and this song came on , when I told her my feelings on the band's bad usage of grammar , she started laughing hysterically , and then told me the real lyrics to the song. Needless to say , it makes alot more sense now! - Submitted by: Racheal
Collective Soul's, "Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kevin, let your light shine down.
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven let your light shine down.
The Story: This song came out when I was in 7th grade and I had this enormous crush on a boy named Kevin. I really thought it was cool that there was a song with his name in it. - Submitted by: Frann
Collective Soul's, "She Said"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Will you come to bed and forgive me?
The Real Lyrics:
Will you comfort and forgive me?
The Story: Not really a story, but since this song is about a woman getting older and lookng back on things I for some reason figured she settled down and she's married and that she had had a fight with her husband and she's telling him to come back to bed...I don't know... - Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Collective Soul's, "Shine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kevin, let your light shine down.
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven, let your light shine down.
The Story: One DJ I heard actually introduced this song as 'Kevin, Let Your Light Shine Down' by 'Collective Skull'. - Submitted by: Tim
Collective Soul's, "Smashing Young Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're wearing nothing, you smashing young man.
The Real Lyrics:
You're wearing thin, you smashing young man.
The Story: I STILL hear this misheard lyric whenever I listen to the song. - Submitted by: Jack Daniels

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