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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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Creed's, "Arms Wide Open"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When angels hurl, the news today.
The Real Lyrics:
Well I just heard the news today.
The Story: My friend Katie and I were at the gym and that song came on. Katie then told me, 'When angels hurl? How does he know that angels get sick?' I was cracking up because it really does sound like that. - Submitted by: Maegann
Creed's, "Higher"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can you take me higher
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher
To a place with golden feet
The Real Lyrics:
Can you take me higher
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher
To the place with golden streets
The Story: I didn't used to like Creed, but when this song first came out I always belted it out when it was on the radio. One day I was with a friend of mine and I sang my lyrics, and he said, 'No, idiot, he just says blind men see twice.' Well that didn't seem right, so we had the argument settled by a friend of ours who is really into Creed and found out we were both wrong. I still like my version though. - Submitted by: Charlotte
Creed's, "Higher"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can you take me higher to a place where lightning sings?
The Real Lyrics:
Can you take me higher to a place where blind men see?
The Story: My friend had this as her Facebook status one day. I sat there and wondered what it could have meant and I finally realized she was trying to quote the song. It was so funny! - Submitted by: Summer Rayne
Creed's, "Higher"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can you take me higher, To a place where I can't see?
Can you take me higher, To a place with goat head cheese?
The Real Lyrics:
Can you take me higher, To a place where I can see?
Can you take me higher, To the place with golden streets?
The Story: My boss has 'chronic lyricosis'. He can't get a lyric right. The first line is what he sings, the second line is what my friend keeps saying it sounds like. ....I didn't say that it made any sense... - Submitted by: Adam
Creed's, "Higher"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like to eat grapes.
The Real Lyrics:
Let's ask, 'Can we stay?'
The Story: There's really nothing exciting about the fact that my husband thinks he's hilarious...and sings it at the top of his lungs. - Submitted by: Austin Garilli
Creed's, "One Last Breath"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I hit the bottle when I heard thunder,
But I'm down to one last breath
The Real Lyrics:
I yelled back when I heard thunder,
But I'm down to one last breath
The Story: Maybe I misheard it because it applies to my life better. I do that at times. - Submitted by: John Wiggins
Creed's, "What If"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can't sleep beneath the tree of wisdom
when your ass is covered in bean dip
The Real Lyrics:
I can't sleep beneath the trees of wisdom
When your ax has cut the roots that feed them
The Story: The night I brought this up we were at a party at a friend's house drinking heavily. I hear the song playing, and I yell out, 'stop! everyone! hear the bean dip!!' Everyone listened, and they heard it too. My version fits, and to me it makes more sense. - Submitted by: Clint
Creed's, "What's This Life For?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We all live under the reign
Of a wookie - wookie - wookie!
The Real Lyrics:
We all live under the reign
Of the one king - one king - one king!
The Story: We have called this "The Wookie Song" since the first time we heard it. - Submitted by: Russ
Creed's, "What's This Life For?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's this life for?
We all live under the reign of a Wookie, (Wookie....)
The Real Lyrics:
What's this life for?
We all live under the reign of one king, (one king....)
The Story: My friend and I were cruising down the street when the song came on. I had been singing it like that to myself for a little while at the time. Being the singer wannabe I am, I started belting out the tune. When it got to that part my friend asked, 'what did you just say?' I confidently told him what I thought it was and he had to pull over in a parking lot he was laughing so hard. Hey, I just thought they were Star Wars fans! From that point on we refer to the song as the 'Wookie Song'. - Submitted by: KEN WILDER
Creed's, "With Arms Wide Open"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know if I'm a redhead.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know if I'm ready.
The Story: My brother and I were trying to figure it out, Mom had the answer to a teenager's rock that we couldn't figure out! How embarrassing! Rock on, Mom!! - Submitted by: Chris

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