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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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Garth Brooks', "Against the Grain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I've been accused
Of makin' my own booze
The Real Lyrics:
Well, I've been accused
Of makin' my own rules
The Story: Me and my husband were singing and he said "having my own views", and I was all wtf it's "making my own booze". So I looked it up and it was actually "making my own rules". - Submitted by: Cathy Layman
Garth Brooks', "Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Five o'clock, it's Mr. Strait.
The Real Lyrics:
Five o'clock, that rooster's crowing.
The Story: My mother and I got in a huge argument about this in the car the other day. I could have sworn he said, 'Five o'clock it's Mr. Strait' referring to the line, 'it's George Strait, real late and dancing cheek to cheek'. But my mom urged that I was wrong. Well, here's a teenager actually admitting their parent is right! - Submitted by: Allie
Garth Brooks', "Friends In Low Places"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not big on sausage gravy.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not big on social graces.
The Story: A friend was driven crazy by an ignorant co-worker, who constantly sang the song and used the 'sausage gravy' line. - Submitted by: Troy Spicer
Garth Brooks', "I'm Shameless"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm shaving
The Real Lyrics:
I'm shameless
The Story: I always thought the lyrics to this was 'I'm Shaving' so would always sing 'I'm shaving' with a razor in my hand and my mom just went to the floor laughing and then told me the correct lyrics were 'I'm shameless' - Submitted by: Dandaman
Garth Brooks', "Long Neck Bottle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Long d*** mama
Let go of my hand
There's a girl at home that loves me
And she won't understand.
The Real Lyrics:
Long neck bottle
Let go of my hand
There's a girl at home that loves me
And she won't understand.
The Story: Every time we were at the honky-tonk, and 'Long Neck Bottle' comes on, all of my drunken friends and I screamed, 'Long d*** mama!!!', at the top of our lungs. People looked at us like we were crazy. - Submitted by: nathan
Garth Brooks', "Papa Loved Mama"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mama's in the gravy
Papa's in the pan.
The Real Lyrics:
Mama's in the graveyard
Papa's in the Pen.
The Story: This is what my cousin thought the song said when she was about 5. We heard her singing it and about died laughing. She cried when we laughed at her, and she continued to sing it the wrong way even after we explained the correct lyrics. - Submitted by: Desire
Garth Brooks', "Papa Loved Mama"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Papa loved Mama, Mama loved Meow!
The Real Lyrics:
Papa loved Mama, Mama loved men!
The Story: I can't help but to hear this everytime the song comes on the radio. It's just the way Garth sings it: 'Mama loved MeYaaaaaawhn!' It's part of his trademark, southern-fried pronunciation of lyrics like: 'We're two of a kind, workin' on a full haweeyow-wowse-ooh-way-owse' (house). - Submitted by: Eric Liming
Garth Brooks', "Shameless"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm shavin'.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm shameless.
The Story: My brother is on the open road in the company pickup, selling agricultural machinery around the Tri-State area. When 'Shameless' hit the radio waves, he thought Garth was singing about shaving before a date with a woman. My brother would belt out the song along with Garth-until the day his wife heard him singing and set him straight! - Submitted by: LISA JONES
Garth Brooks', "Shameless"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm shaving!
The Real Lyrics:
I'm shameless!
The Story: I always sang 'I'm shaving!' at the top of my lungs. My parents thought it was so funny that they didn't tell me, but my sister finally did. I thought it was a little odd that Garth Brooks would be so excited about shaving, but hey? - Submitted by: Anne Mosher
Garth Brooks', "She's Gonna Make It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
His says, 'I'll succeed'
Hers says, 'I'll fail'.
The Real Lyrics:
He's sinkin' at sea
Her sails are filled.
The Story: I called a radio station trying to find out what this song was called. Unfortunately, these misheard lyrics were the only words I knew. I didn't really have the tune right either, so the person at the station and I fought about it for awhile. Finally, a listener called in and told me, 'Are you stupid or something?', and proceeded to tell me how stupid my misheard lyrics were. I've been harassed about it ever since. - Submitted by: katie
Garth Brooks', "Standing Outside The Fire"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Standing outside the box
or
Standing outside the barn
or
Standing outside the bar
The Real Lyrics:
Standing outside the fire
The Story: I had a summer job working in a very loud factory, where I could hear songs on the radio but not make out the words. I thought 'standing outside the box' made the most sense. If you can think outside the box, shouldn't you be able to stand outside of it as well? - Submitted by: Nesbit
Garth Brooks', "The Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ida had to miss the dance.
The Real Lyrics:
I'd've had to miss the dance.
The Story: I have a great aunt named Ida. One day when I heard 'The Dance', I busted out thinking the song was about her having missed a dance. Maybe more funny than the misheard lyrics was picturing Aunt Ida dancing, not in a dirty way of course. - Submitted by: Allen
Garth Brooks', "Two Of A Kind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes we fight just so we can make love.
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes we fight just so we can make up.
The Story: My misinterpretation wasn't so far off, but just made me feel a little indecent singing it around my mom. Although I have had discussions with many people about which way the song really is - so I'm not the only one with my mind in the gutter. - Submitted by: Orangie
Garth Brooks', "Two Of A Kind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes we fight just to wiggle McDuff.
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes we fight just so we can make-up.
The Story: Once again, ex-husband's version of the song. (You have to gyrate your hips during the McDuff part. My ex said, 'Maybe he named his d*** McDuff.') - Submitted by: Krysti McCord
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