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Fine Young Cannibals', "Good Thing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Douche bag
The Real Lyrics:
Good thing
The Story: I've been hearing that song since for over 20 years and it always sounds like Temptations singing "Douche Bag". Just today I learned it was the Fine Young Cannibals. - Submitted by: Jambo
Fine Young Cannibals', "Good Thing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Then one day she came back I was so happy that I didn't ask
Momma came in, into my room
Woo who who who
Caught me jammin' like a fool
The Real Lyrics:
Then one day she came back I was so happy that I didn't act
Morning came into my room
Woo who who who
Caught me dreaming like a fool
The Story: I was in 7th grade or 8th grade in 1989 in Catholic school when this song came out. Another song that was done by the Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy", was a big hit too at that point. I remember all my friends in 8th grade loved that song, and we had a Valentine's Day Dance in 8th grade in February 1990, and I remember all the boys (we were 13 at the time) facing each other and dancing, and all the girls were dancing with the girls. But as for "Good Thing", I always thought the lyrics were "Momma came in, into my room, caught me jammin' like a fool". I never realized it was "Morning" rather than "Momma" came in, or that it was "dreaming like a fool". - Submitted by: Codi Preston D.
Fine Young Cannibals', "Good Thing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Toothpick
The Real Lyrics:
Good thing
The Story: My friends and I were in the bowling alley when this song played. I wanted to find out the name, so we kept listening and listening. The closest we could come up with what the singer was saying was "Toothpick". "Douche Bag" was also brought up but that, of course, was ridiculous. - Submitted by: Raj
Fine Young Cannibals', "She Drives Me Crazy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I can't have her sex
The Real Lyrics:
And I can't help myself
The Story: My mom had me so paranoid about sex lyrics because she was convinced they were all over the radio, so she wouldn't let my sister sing along. So I assumed when I was little that all songs were sexual. So I convinced myself they were saying 'and I can't have her sex.' It wasn't until last year that I saw the real lyrix online. - Submitted by: Jabber
Fine Young Cannibals', "She Drives Me Crazy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She drives me crazy...that tall white girl/gal
The Real Lyrics:
She drives me crazy...like no one else
The Story: Hahahahaha almost 30 years since its release and I learned I've been singing it wrong all this time!! - Submitted by: Mari
Fine Young Cannibals', "She Drives Me Crazy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She drives me crazy
With that long blonde hair.
The Real Lyrics:
She drives me crazy
Like no one else.
The Story: My dad sang these lyrics for, oh, about 20 years before I heard the song for myself and corrected him. - Submitted by: Lauren

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