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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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England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight "
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout the linen.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in.
The Story: I thought 'the linen' might have referred to going to bed. I was 7, whatever. - Submitted by: Prowlyminx
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I won't ask for common sense
So you don't have to ride.
The Real Lyrics:
I won't ask for promises
So you don't have to lie.
The Story: When I thought they were saying 'so you don't have to ride,' I was thinking about the time I rode a platform on wheels, when I fell off and got hurt. I was thinking to myself, 'What a relief! I don't have to ride that platform again.' - Submitted by: Paint Roller
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I won't ask for conversay . . . So you don't have to lie We both know that thing before Say I love you and say goodbye
The Real Lyrics:
I won't ask for promises
So you won't have to lie
We've both played that game before
Say I love you, then say goodbye
The Story: Just for clarification, I thought that "conversay" was an artistic license way of saying "conversation" - Submitted by: Joel
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a shark in the Caribbean
And I'm down on a chase your life.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
And I don't want to change your life.
The Story: I was around 12 when this came out, and I had heard 'Caribbean' prounounced 'care-uh-be-in'. But then heard it prounounced 'cuh-rib-byun' in school. I thought this was a song about sharks in the Caribbean. The second line never made sense like the shark line did. But when you're a kid, you figure it's adult words; and you don't think about it. - Submitted by: Brian
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout Bolivians.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in.
The Story: I have heard "Bolivians" for years and thought it had to be something else. I finally looked up the lyrics and I still can't believe they are saying "movin' in". - Submitted by: Bob W
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout the linens.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin 'bout movin' in.
The Story: I was always intrigued by the (supposed) lyrics, 'I'm not talkin' 'bout the linens.'. I figured the message was basically, 'I'm not trying to get you into bed'. I guess, in a way, I wasn't too far off. - Submitted by: Mike Storrs
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout the linen
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
The Story: I was rather relieved that he wasn't talking about the linen, but why did he bring it up in the first place??!! - Submitted by: B Edwards
England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "Really Like To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking about my linen.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking about moving in.
The Story: I could never quite make out this phrase, but I thought that the offer of not imposing one's soiled linen on one's prospective partner would surely be irresistible. - Submitted by: John Bonnechappe
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout your linens.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in.
The Story: I've also heard people say they thought he was singing 'I'm not talking about Bolivia' - Submitted by: Diana Bodell
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I Would Really Like to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking about Marillion
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking about moving in
The Story: It was only recently that I got to 'comprehend' the proper lyric. I think prior to the formation of Marillion I thought they were singing Meridian. I always thought that the inclusion of Marillion into a love song a bit dodgy. - Submitted by: David Walker
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight "
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a warm wind blowing the stars around
The Real Lyrics:
There's a warm wind blowing, the stars are out
The Story: Was 12 when this song came out. Thought it a very romantic line that the stars were being blown around by a warm breeze. A bit disappointed to find out 40 years later what it actually said. Think I'll stick to my version. - Submitted by: Jay
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But there's a Mormon blowing the stars around
The Real Lyrics:
But there's a warm wind blowing, the stars are out
The Story: Knew that couldn't be right, but that's how I heard it! - Submitted by: Nickster
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout relivin'
And I don't want to change your life
But there's a warm wind blowing the stars around
And I'd really love to see you tonight.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
And I don't want to change your life
But there's a warm wind blowing, the stars are out
And I'd really love to see you tonight.
The Story: A former girlfriend and I loved this song. But we each thought the words were different. One evening after hearing it on the radio we called the radio station disc jockey to get the correct lyrics. - Submitted by: Pinson
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout the women
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
The Story: I always thought he was saying "I'm not talkin' 'bout the women," which I guessed meant any woman besides the one he was singing to. I'm also glad to see I'm not the only one who heard something else! - Submitted by: Mike
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' about the linens, and I don't wanna change your life ...
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' about movin' in, and I don't wanna change your life ...
The Story: 33 years later, it FINALLY occured to me that "linens" was not the lyric!!! DUH! It always bothered me about the correlation between talking about "the linens" and changing her life - IF he really wanted to see her tonight!!! LOL :) - Submitted by: Dianne Reinert
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout the live-in
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin 'bout movin' in.
The Story: I tried for years to figure this line out. The only thing heard clearly was I'm not talking bout ....vin-in". The first part of the word is so soft. It couldn't be .... 'bout live-in as that would require skipping a phrasing (so that couldn't be right). "movin' in" still doesn't SOUND right... there is no M sound that comes across. - Submitted by: Beth
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "Id Really Live to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout the living.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in.
The Story: I had this on a 45 growing up and always sang it this way. My wife gets mad at me in the car and turns the volume up when this part comes on. But I sing it my way even louder and it sounds like my words are the right ones. Our kids are in the back seat laughing. - Submitted by: Doug Allen

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