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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!).


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Erasure's, "Blue Savannah"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Blue savannah sod
or
Blue savannah sock
The Real Lyrics:
Blue savannah song
The Story: When I was younger, I never knew what the lead singer was going on about here because of that echo/wind-tunnel effect on his voice a la Phil Collins. Blue savannah sod/sock? What in the crepe of Peter did that have to do with anything? Though I know what he says, I still sing my rendition nowadays just to invoke a bit of nostalgia. - Submitted by: Missy Bass
Erasure's, "Hi-NRG"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And with your love, I don't need my men
I don't need success.
The Real Lyrics:
And with your love, I don't need money
I don't need success.
The Story: Well, we all know Andy Bell (Erasure's lead singer) is gay. So when I first heard this, I thought he was singing about a new bloke he loves so much, he has dumped his current boyfriend. - Submitted by: Jason
Erasure's, "Love Affair"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do I bet it all on love
Or change in 3 cows?
The Real Lyrics:
Do I bet it all on love
Or change and freak out?
The Story: I was sitting playing on my play staion with my husband Mick when this song came on. I asked him, 'What the h*** has this song got to do with cows?' Mick just cracked up at me. I can't even listen to the song any more without feeling shame. - Submitted by: annmarie

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