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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!).

England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout Bolivia.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in.
The Story: I just figured that back in the 70's, when a guy really wanted to impress his girl, he'd suggest they move to Bolivia. Wouldn't that change her life?! - Submitted by: Jt
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout beliddian.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in.
The Story: I saw ED & JFC Jr. on TV in th 70's sing this song and 'movin' in' was clear as a bell. On the record they are saying something else - I don't know what - and no one can convince me otherwise. (Does beliddian have one or two l's ;-) - Submitted by: the chas
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout chlamydia.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout moving in.
The Story: I was too embarassed to ask anyone to clarify it for me. - Submitted by: Bob Johnson
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But there's a whirlwind blowin' the stars around.
The Real Lyrics:
But there's a warm wind blowin', the stars are out.
The Story: When I thought they said 'but there's a whirlwind blowin' the stars around,' I couldn't help but think of the wind blowing and making a plastic toy star spin around. I thought to myself, 'How cool is that?' - Submitted by: Paint Roller
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout millenium.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' about movin' in.
The Story: Thanks to your site, I just lost a bet about this line. I heard a DJ in the 70's asking his listeners what they thought the artists meant by 'not talkin bout millenium.' People called in and gave their opinions, but no one corrected it. From then on, I heard it that way. - Submitted by: Eric Hoffmann
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout my layin' ya.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking about moving in.
The Story: England Dan and John Ford Coley were being interviewed on a talk show back in the '80s some time. The host (whose name I forget, but it could have been a late nighter like Johnny Carson) hinted that perhaps the line had a more directly sexual meaning, which led me to think he was confirming the lyric as I have posted above. For years, I heard it. I like what I misheard better than the original even today. [Ed.'s note: If anyone knows about this interview and who the host was, please e-mail me at: naughty9@earthlink.net.] - Submitted by: Bendzick, W
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' about polonium.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' about movin' in.
The Story: When I first heard this song (on the "Nights are Forever" 8-track in my parents' gold 1977 AMC Matador Barcelona coupe (the epitome of 1970s tastelessness, with its opera windows, vinyl top, several board-feet of fake wood, fake gold-tone trim and diamond-pleated crushed-velvet seats, not to mention a factory quadraphonic AM/FM/8-track/CB stereo), I was about 10 years old, and I had just learned the elements in science class at school. Of course, polonium is an element, specifically a radioactive isotope, and I was embarrassed when my younger sister, who now owns the Matador corrected me. She had not a fig of an idea as to what polonium was, but she was (and still is) one of the few who is able to decipher the line that I submitted. - Submitted by: Andria
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout the lenient.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking about moving in.
The Story: I've been trying since about 1976 to figure out what the real ending of this song was. At first, I thought it was just the A.M. radio I originally listened to. But even with increasingly better sound systems, I've never been able to figure out that last word. - Submitted by: Mike Ciccone
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not taking back to the limit.
And I don't want to danger line.
But there's a warm wind glowing in stars around.
And I'd really love to see you tonight.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talking about the moving 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: This is crazy! Because, hard rock/heavy metal lyrics but recorded by a pop rock/soft rock band. About this song: It was Seals and Coley, they are the pop rock/soft rock band who recorded this song. It was written by Parker McGee and this version was a commersial success for them with peaking at #2 on Billboard's Pop Chart (keep Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" topping on the chart). England Dan Seals later re-recorded this song in 1995 in an acoustic country music style. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
England Dan & John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout the lemon!
And I don't wanna change your mind
But there's a war flick on, it's so far out!
And I'd really love to see you tonight
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
And I don't wanna change your life
But there's a warm wind blowin', the stars are out
And I'd really love to see you tonight
The Story: I was only seven when this came out, so I didn't know if they disliked lemons or wanted to go see war movies. No wonder I got funny looks belting out these lyrics then. - Submitted by: Kai Naihe
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