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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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Coolio's, "Fantastic Voyage"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come along and ride on a mattress.
The Real Lyrics:
Come along and ride this fantastic (voyage).
The Story: I got really excited because I used to always ride my mattress down the stairs when I was little. - Submitted by: Jenna And Ash
Coolio's, "Gangsta Paradise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Deep swing I I lost my marbles living in a gangster's paradise
The Real Lyrics:
Been spending most their lives living in a gangster's paradise
The Story: Reminds me of Primary school when playing marbles was popular (and before pogs!) - Submitted by: Phipps
Coolio's, "Gangsta Paradise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's a Daily Motion life
Living in the gangsta's paradise
The Real Lyrics:
Been spending most their lives
Living in the gangsta's paradise.
The Story: I'm not sure howI missheard this, but I did. I remember thinking "Daily Motion didn't exist back then, did it?!" - Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ken's spinning motion lies
Living in the gangsta's parasite.
The Real Lyrics:
We're spending most of our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise.
The Story: I was a kid, first off. Like, eleven or twelve. My sister had a party, and that song came on. I was singing my heart out and then her friend, whom I had a crush on, leaned over and whispered "We're spending most of our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise." - Submitted by: Amanda
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Livin' every dance there is paralyzed.
The Real Lyrics:
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise.
The Story: My sister misheard this lyric and thought it was about a guy who couldn't dance anymore because he was paralyzed. - Submitted by: Heather
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're spending most of our lies
Giving in too Gangsta's pearls of ice.
The Real Lyrics:
We're spending most of our lifes
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise.
The Story: - Submitted by: wezztah

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