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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!).


Eddy Grant - Greatest Hits Collection album at Amazon.com
Eddy Grant's, "Electic Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're gonna walk down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take your tires.
The Real Lyrics:
We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher.
The Story: Another soldier and I on Ft. Hood heard this song the first time and busted out laughing, both thinking it said the same thing. - Submitted by: Kyle Webb
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And then we'll take a tyre
The Real Lyrics:
And then we'll take it higher
The Story: Family misheard it and played it me to point out why. - Submitted by: Bex
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Deep in my heart I am warrior
The Real Lyrics:
Deep in my heart, I abhor ya
The Story: There is a myth circulating on the Internet that the "I abhor ya" is a "misheard lyric" in Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue", when actually it is the REAL original lyric. - Submitted by: Isadore
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Deep in the heart of La Jolla
The Real Lyrics:
Deep in my heart, I'm a warrior.
The Story: We were driving on Electric Avenue in La Jolla, California, when someone in the car mentioned that this was the street to which Eddy Grant referred in his "Electric Avenue" song, "You know, 'Deep in the heart of La Jolla.'" - Submitted by: Monica
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're gonna rock down to Nintendo Avenue
And we'll play a harder level.
The Real Lyrics:
We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher.
The Story: I was playing "Super Mario Brothers" at the time. - Submitted by: Matt
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're gonna walk on to K-Mart to buy some shoes
And they only cost a dollar.
The Real Lyrics:
We're gonna rock it down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher.
The Story: Heard it from a friend. - Submitted by: Terence
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