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Dixie Chicks', "Cowboy Take Me Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna b*** something wild and wooly.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna grow something wild and unruly.
The Story: I was at work one night, not really paying attention to the lyrics when I started humming along. I must've been tired, because these were the only lyrics I could come up with for that line. Maybe it's a subliminal message? - Submitted by: Kate
Dixie Chicks', "Cowboy Take Me Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
On a pillow of blue vomit
The Real Lyrics:
On a pillow of bluebonnets
The Story: My daughter was belting this out one day. I told her the correct lyrics. She still doesn't believe me and points it out everytime she hears the song. - Submitted by: Jim Swortz
Dixie Chicks', "Goodbye Earl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She wore dark glasses
Long sleeve blouses and make up to cover her boobs
The Real Lyrics:
She wore dark glasses
Long sleeve blouses and make up to cover her bruise
The Story: We were on vacation, my son, my friend's thirteen year old son and myself, driving through northeastern Montana. All of us were belting out "Goodbye Earl" when the thirteen year old and I heard and saw my nine year old son with his hands over his pectoral muscles singing "and make up to cover her boobs." - Submitted by: Lisa
Dixie Chicks', "Goodbye, Earl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Earl walked right thru like a staining motor
The Real Lyrics:
Earl walked right thru that restraining order
The Story: - Submitted by: Tara
Dixie Chicks', "Let 'Er Rip"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let 'er rip, Butterfly.
The Real Lyrics:
Let 'er rip, let it fly.
The Story: My 4 year old niece misinterpreted this one and always requested 'The Butterfly Song.' - Submitted by: Charlotte Denney
Dixie Chicks', "Let Er Rip"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you're gonna say good bye don't take all damn night
The Real Lyrics:
If you're gonna say good bye don't take all day and night
The Story: I quoted the song as the misheard way on a Dixie Chicks bulliten board once. They were doing a sing along type thing where someone says a line of the song and then someone else says the next line etc. Well I got to post the line I thought it was. It wasn't long until people started correcting me. Felt like a moron but I can see how it can be easily confused. - Submitted by: Daniel (Blam-o)
Dixie Chicks', "Long Time Gone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No I ain't shucked a corn since I don't know when
The Real Lyrics:
No, I ain't honked the horn since I don't know when.
The Story: What does honking horns have to do with rural living? I think shucking corn makes more sense.... - Submitted by: Kayo
Dixie Chicks', "Not Ready To Make Nice"
The Misheard Lyrics:
F*** yeah, sounds good
F*** yeah, I'm not sure I could.
The Real Lyrics:
Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
The Story: I heard this one at this year's Grammys while hanging out with a few friends. I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing uncontrollably when I heard it, though. - Submitted by: Josh
Dixie Chicks', "The Heartaches on Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight, the hard eggs on me.
The Real Lyrics:
Tonight the heartache's on me.
The Story: When my daughter was 3, she loved this song and would sing it to the top of her lungs in the car. We started listening really close to what she would say and those were her words. To this day we still sing it to her occasionally, just for a good laugh. She's 13 now, so it embarrasses her when we sing it now. - Submitted by: Deb
Dixie Chicks', "There's Your Trouble"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stroken up true love
The Real Lyrics:
Token of true love
The Story: My lyrically challenged friend was singing this at the top of her lungs on our way into a store. Needless to say, shopping was fun that day. She's always singing misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: pairbondhj
Dixie Chicks', "Wide Open Spaces"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Her dad yelled out the window
'Chucky Boil!'
The Real Lyrics:
Her dad yelled out the window
'Check the oil!'
The Story: My daughter loves the dcs and is always singing their songs. She sang this one day and I asked her what she was saying. When she told me, I couldn't help but laugh. I told her the real lyrics and asked her, didn' t she realize that 'Chucky Boil' didn't make sense. She said she thought it was a nickname her dad had called her when she was growing up!! Everytime we hear that song, we sing 'Chucky Boil!' - Submitted by: Lynn Tate
Dixie Chicks', "Wide Open Spaces"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She knows Ohio stinks
The Real Lyrics:
She knows the higher stakes
The Story: The Dixie Chicks actually told this story on Leno - they had gotten an angry letter from a man in Ohio who thought they were insulting his home state. - Submitted by: Kathryn Hinkle

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