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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!).


Dan Fogelberg - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Dan Fogelberg's, "Another Auld Lang Syne"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I thought the Army, it was h*** on me
But the traveling was h***.
The Real Lyrics:
I thought the audience was heavenly
But the traveling, it was h***.
The Story: This one caused a debate between my wife, my 12-year-old daughter, and myself. None of us heard the lyric correctly, and none of us heard it the same way. Three people, three interpretations, none correct, and the car almost went off the road. - Submitted by: John
Dan Fogelberg's, "Another Auld Lang Syne"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She said she'd married her an army gent
Kept her warm and safe and dry.
The Real Lyrics:
She said she'd married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry.
The Story: When Dan sang this song at a show a few years ago, it became quite obvious that he was aware of the misquotes, because when he came to this line he very carefully enunciated the correct words loud and clear - and of course my friends all looked at me and started laughing. - Submitted by: Mike
Dan Fogelberg's, "Illinois"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a Noid
Oh, with a Noid.
The Real Lyrics:
Illinois
Oh, Illinois.
The Story: My daughter used to sing it that way when she was about 6. We asked her what a 'noid' was, but she didn't know! - Submitted by: J. McDonough
Dan Fogelberg's, "Part Of The Plan"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Run when you can, cry when you have to,
Be what you are that's a part of the plan.
The Real Lyrics:
Love when you can, cry when you have to
Be who you must, that's a part of the plan
The Story: These incorrect lyrics are all over the internet on a bunch of sites. One person goofs, and everyone else copies. Geez. Substituting "run" for "love" kinda misses the whole point of the song! - Submitted by: Jean
Dan Fogelberg's, "Part of the Plan"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Monday will fall on Thursday
The Real Lyrics:
Someday we'll all understand
The Story: That's what it sounded like to me for a long time. - Submitted by: Jack
Dan Fogelberg's, "Same Old Lang Syne"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She said she'd married her an army tent
It kept her warm and safe and dry
The Real Lyrics:
She said she'd married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
The Story: It was a great metaphor. She'd married a soldier, represented by the army tent. Or so my mom thought. She and my dad got in a fight about it and had to look the lyrics up. Now, we laugh about it. - Submitted by: WJ
Dan Fogelberg's, "The Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's May and it's autumn
The birches have just begun turning.
The Real Lyrics:
It's Maine and it's autumn
The birches have just begun turning.
The Story: It didn't even occur to me that it would be a little difficult to be May and autumn at the same time, at least here in the USA. It wasn't until I created the "Ever On Dan ~ Fogelberg" web site/fan forum (at http://everon.info) and was chatting with one of the fans that I was corrected. Maine is where Dan lives part of the year, and he was writing about the life there. The other part of the year, he resides on a 610 acre ranch in Colorado...at least until it sells. (Selling price: 17.5 million dollars, pocket change.) - Submitted by: Brett M. Smith
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