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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!).

Fleetwood Mac's, "Dog and Butterfly"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God d*** butterfly
The Real Lyrics:
Dog and butterfly
The Story: The lady who thought these were the lyrics said, 'The songwriter must have really hated butterflies!' - Submitted by: Myrna Dossey
Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And have you any dreams you'd like to sell?
The Real Lyrics:
And have you in the dreams you'd like to sell.
The Story: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham broke up during the recording of "Rumours". I thought Stevie was hinting at trying to get a last-minute fling in with Lindsey before he forgot all the times he shared with her. - Submitted by: J.d.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Bears only love you when they're playing.
The Real Lyrics:
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing.
The Story: I was a kid in the 70's and was always haunted by this lyric. I always pictured a friendly grizzly bear who became angry and growled when you stopped playing with it. How embarassed I was when I realized the true lyrics. - Submitted by: Matt
Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the RainWah sheds you clean
The Real Lyrics:
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know.
The Story: I was at least 40 before I heard the real lyrics at karaoke and just started cracking up. Told all my friends and they said "what is a rainwah?" I told them I had no idea I figured it was African or something. - Submitted by: musicmade
Fleetwood Mac's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the rain washes, you clean your load
The Real Lyrics:
When the rain washes you clean you'll know
The Story: I actually thought these were the lyrics for the longest time. I thought these lyrics strangely made sense and I still sing this instead of the real lyrics whenever I hear the song. - Submitted by: Zachry
Fleetwood Mac's, "Edge of Seventeen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just like the one window
The Real Lyrics:
Just like the white winged dove
The Story: I was riding in the car with Patty singing along with the radio: 'Just like the one window...' Patty started cracking up. 'what did you say?' she asked. I told her and she just howled. When she finally caught her breath she said, 'It's one-winged dove!' (Oops, Patty, just found out you were wrong too!) - Submitted by: Liz Williams
Fleetwood Mac's, "Everywhere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be with you in a three-way.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be with you everywhere.
The Story: I was at work and misheard "three-way" over the loud speaker. It was a good laugh. - Submitted by: Matt Lega
Fleetwood Mac's, "Everywhere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be with you on a freeway
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be with you everywhere
The Story: Ok, this is just embarrassing. so i was driving in the car with my boyfriend and this song came on and i got all excited and started hitting him and wailing with the chorus, 'iiiiiii...wanna be with you on A freeway!' and being all like 'we're on a freeway!' and he is looking at me like i'm crazy and he says, 'ummm...i think the lyrics are 'i wanna be with you everywhere.' i said no way, but then i found out the title of the song and, well...yeah. :) - Submitted by: kristine
Fleetwood Mac's, "Everywhere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want to be with you at 2 am.
The Real Lyrics:
I want to be with you everywhere.
The Story: It was actually my mom who misheard this. We were driving along, listening to the Fleetwood Mac cd (note: It was *her* cd), and this song came on. We were being kind of silly and singing along to all the songs, and then when this line came on she belted out, 'Iiiiiiiiiiiii.....wanna be with you at 2 am!' So I started laughing and asked her to explain what she just sang. She had thought it was about how the guy wanted to sleep with the girl, and therefore 'be with her at 2 am.' - Submitted by: k
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
(Are) You the junkyard old man?
The Real Lyrics:
You can go your own way.
The Story: A friend of mine was over and my Mom was listening to one of her Fleetwood Mac records. The friend asked "Is the song about the junkyard old man on this record?" When we asked her to hum a few bars of it, we all had a good laugh when we realized what song she was talking about. As it turned out, the song was on indeed on the album (Rumors). - Submitted by: Chris
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can call it Anna of the day.
You can go your own way, don't go away!
Tell me why, everything was turning around.
Packing up, shacking up's all you wanna do.
If I could, baby I'd give you my would.
Open up, everything's waiting for you.
The Real Lyrics:
You can call it another lonely day.
You can go your own way, go your own way.
Tell me why, everything turned around.
Packing up, shacking up's all you wanna do.
If I could, baby I'd give you my world.
Open up, everything's waiting for you.
The Story: Can you feel if Stevie Nicks was nicknamed as Anna? Seemly, it was yes. However, it's impossible if there is a people nicknamed Stevie Nicks as Anna. Because, many peoples nicknamed her as just Stevie. Meanwhile, because they was in the bad lifestyle, Lindsey Buckingham make fools third time. So, while Stevie Nicks say go your own way, Lindsey Buckingham mistakenly say don't go away that make his first fool. It was also the foolish works ever on their history. About this song: "Go Your Own Way" is track #5 on their eleventh studio album, "Rumours", released on 4 February 1977. It was written by Lindsey Buckingham. It was also sung by Lindsey. Influenced by The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man", this song was one of many biggest hit single they ever had and reaching #10 on Billboard's Pop Chart, #38 on the UK Singles Chart, and entering the Top 50 internationally. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can call it thunder, but don't you dare.
The Real Lyrics:
You can call it another day.
The Story: Now that Wilson Philips has re-recorded it, I'm still singing it wrong! - Submitted by: Barb L.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can call it under 'n only day.
The Real Lyrics:
You an call it another lonely day.
The Story: I'm a musician, and sometimes I sing backup vocals. I've sung this song with lots of bands! In 2005, I'm in a basement rehearsing this song with a band. The female singer stopped the song halfway through, looked at me and said, 'Could you ...uh ... sing your part on the chorus?' So figuring I had it nailed, I sang it enthusiastically; which, I suppose, added to the humor. Then she asked me, 'How long have you been singing it like that?' I said, 'Years!', which started the laughing all over again. - Submitted by: Bill M.
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can go your own way.
Don't go a-way.
The Real Lyrics:
You can go your own way.
Go your own way.
The Story: I just thought it was sweet that Lindsey seemed to be begging Stevie to *not* go away. I was disappointed when I read the real lyrics and found out he was just repeating that she *should* go her own way. :-( - Submitted by: Lady Q T
Fleetwood Mac's, "Gyspy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You know from being in love
It's enough to know---oh.
The Real Lyrics:
Enough for me to love
Enough to love.
The Story: My teenage son heard me singing "Gypsy" one day when it came on the radio. He told me I was singing the song with the wrong words. I said I had been singing "Gypsy" since I was his age back in 1982. He brought up a live performance from Fleetwood Mac on YouTube. And sure enough, he was right. - Submitted by: Lou
Fleetwood Mac's, "Hold Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want no sandwich
The Real Lyrics:
I don't want no damage.
The Story: My little brother interpreted this as the lyric. - Submitted by: Anthony Wyvill
Fleetwood Mac's, "Rhiannon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Green Arrow
The Real Lyrics:
Rhiannon
The Story: I was a little kid when I heard this. And being a comic book fan, Fleetwood Mac was obviously singing about one of my favorite superheroes. I did not realize it until I read the title of the song years later. - Submitted by: Ed
Fleetwood Mac's, "Rhiannon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Rhianna
The Real Lyrics:
Rhiannon
The Story: My best friend was named after this song -- only her parents misheard the lyrics and thought they were saying 'Rhianna' instead of 'Rhiannon'. At least my friend ended up with a unique name! - Submitted by: Anne
Fleetwood Mac's, "Second Hand News"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just sittin' here nude.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just second hand news.
The Story: I was sitting in the living room, blasting Rumours, and my sister comes in and starts bopping her head to the beat. And then she suddenly stops in her tracks, a disturbed expression crossing her face. 'He's just sitting there...what?' 'Huh? There's no lyric that says...' '*I'm just sittin' here nude,*' she sings, as if it were obvious. I broke down in hysterical laughter. 'What? It's a pickup song, isn't it? He's sitting there nude, waiting...' I explained the correct lyrics, but she plowed on with a sadistic grin. 'C'mon, that vocal guitar riff is obviously the sound of his ............flopping around.' Ewww, ewww, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I still can't hear that song without thinking about this. - Submitted by: kelpylion
Fleetwood Mac's, "The Chain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The chain keeps us in leather.
The Real Lyrics:
The chain keeps us together.
The Story: When I was little, I imagined a biker gang running through the woods connected by a chain. When I was ten, I still thought the word was 'Leather', and I was imagining a chain made of leather connecting a group of people. It wasn't until I was in 7th grade that my English teacher told me it was 'Keeps us together.' - Submitted by: Jake B
Fleetwood Mac's, "The Chain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can't break the chair
The Real Lyrics:
You can't break the chain
The Story: It's a fact that people can't break a chair, but that's not the right words to the song. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Fleetwood Mac's, "Welcome to the Room...Sara"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well it's not home, and it's not Terra
The Real Lyrics:
It's not home, and it's not Tara
The Story: At first I thought this song was about alien abduction, which would make sense with the ufo on the cover of the album (Tango In the Night), but 'Tara' and 'Scarlett' (a few lines later) are apparently references to Gone With the Wind. - Submitted by: Crymistia
Fleetwood Mac's, "everywhere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be with you if you wait.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be with you everywhere.
The Story: At first I heard them sing "F U A". It made absolutely no sense to me. Later, I thought it was "if you wait" and kept that up for years, until one day my ex told me the real lyrics, he had the LP. - Submitted by: Marion

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