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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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Des'ree's, "Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All lies
or
On line
or
All night
or
Phone line
or
Old life
or
Own light
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, life.
The Story: I swear when I listen to the song, I randomly hear one of the above each time she sings 'oh life'. And sometimes I hear combinations of them (e.g. 'all line', 'phone night' etc). - Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
Des'ree's, "You Gotta Be"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold
You gotta drink Budweiser
To get hard.
The Real Lyrics:
You gotta be bad
You gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard.
The Story: This is my second time submitting these misheard lyrics. First time it didn't the site didn't take the misheard version, and I also remembered that I thought Des'ree had sung something after when I thought she mentioned the Anheuser-Busch product. Again, when I first heard this song, back in 1994, I thought maybe Des'ree had been hired by Anheuser-Busch but then I couldn't figure out why all the pop radio stations were playing the song or letting her say the words after "Budweiser", which I thought she was singing which absolutely made no sense to me (although maybe a great selling point for the product amongst men -- it probably wasn't true and might turn off women). After I told someone in 2005 my confusion over the lyrics of this song they just rolled on the floor with laughter. - Submitted by: Peter

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