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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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George Harrison's, "All Those Years Ago"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I'll always lift up to you.
The Real Lyrics:
And I've always looked up to you.
The Story: The misheard lyric "And I'll always lift up to you" used to remind me of my grandmother (who passed away on 5/22/2012) asking me to lift up my plate so she can wipe down the table at which I was eating. - Submitted by: Isac
George Harrison's, "All Those Years Ago"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oma, she's a girl
The Real Lyrics:
All those years ago
The Story: My family is german and we always called my great-grandmother Oma. I must have been 3 or 4 when I heard this song and was immediately convinced that it was about my great-grandmother and her gender. - Submitted by: digitalfreaknyc
George Harrison's, "All Those Years Ago"
The Misheard Lyrics:
One more tear to go
The Real Lyrics:
All those years ago
The Story: I repeated the misheard lyrics "One more tear to go" because I thought that was the actual title of the song and that those were the actual lyrics, but my mother (who passed away on 3/2/2013) said that the correct lyrics were "All those years ago." - Submitted by: Isac
George Harrison's, "Devil's Radio"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God s**t, God s**t
The Real Lyrics:
Gossip, gossip
The Story: I first heard this song on a San Francisco radio station - that's where almost anything gets played (except something from like 2 Live Crew) and I didn't know of all the gossip about George. Still, what I misheard could apply to today's AM dial. All them talk radio blubberbutts that sometimes use the Lord to sway listeners to believing in them (and sending them their money) - now THAT'S one form of "Devil's radio". - Submitted by: Cloud 10 Resident
George Harrison's, "Devil's Radio"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God sh*t! God sh*t!
The Real Lyrics:
Gossip, gossip!
The Story: California radio is a free-for-all and when George's "Cloud 9" album came out many tracks got airplay before they were charting singles (just like Michael Jackson's "Bad" as well). I figured a song having many S-words would be played in the Bay Area, after all they played "Smoke Two Joints" frequently. About 5 years later blubberbutt hatemongers would capture the AM dial and induce panic via their rumors and gossip. That's what I call "Devil's Radio". George was ahead of his time. - Submitted by: San Francisco Dude
George Harrison's, "Devil's Radio"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God sh*t, God sh*t! or Gotta see it! Gotta see it!
The Real Lyrics:
Gossip, gossip!
The Story: I first heard this song on a San Francisco radio station. - Submitted by: Cloud City Administrator
George Harrison's, "Devil's Radio"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God sh*t, God sh*t!
The Real Lyrics:
Gossip, gossip!
The Story: that's what it sounded like on the radio. - Submitted by: California 1987
George Harrison's, "Ding Dong"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We got Vivaldi in the mood
We got Tchaikovsky in the groove
The Real Lyrics:
Ring out the old ring in the new
Ring out the false ring in the true
The Story: only discovered my error in 2011 - Submitted by: Tom
George Harrison's, "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Give me love, give me love
Keep me free from birds.
The Real Lyrics:
Give me light, give me life
Keep me free from birth.
The Story: Of course----singing out loud with my new boyfriend who almost fell over when he asked 'Free from birds!?!?!?! Are you kidding??!!!' - Submitted by: alice
George Harrison's, "Got My Mind Set on You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I got by myself on you.
The Real Lyrics:
I've got my mind set on you.
The Story: I'd seen the title of this song listed among George Harrison's songs before, but I'd never knowingly heard the song until today, when I stopped with a friend at a Krispy Kreme donuts place because he wanted to buy some donuts. This song was playing on the sound system there, and at first all I could seem to make out of these oft-repeated lyrics was "I got by myself on you." That seemed curious and not too sensible, so I was pondering over what it could be while driving the several miles form the donut place to my friend's house. During that process I eventually remembered seeing somewhere the title to this George Harrison song. So when I got home, looked up the lyrics and also listened to "Got My Mind Set On You" on youtube. It was then clear that it was indeed the song I'd heard at the donut shop. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
George Harrison's, "Isn't It a Pity"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Isnít it a pity
Isnít it a shame
How we break each otherís hearts
And call each other names?
The Real Lyrics:
Isnít it a pity
Isnít it a shame
How we break each otherís hearts
And cause each other pain?
The Story: Only that it was most embarrassing when my teenage daughter heard me singing. - Submitted by: Jackie
George Harrison's, "My Sweet Lord"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A red crystal, a red crystal
Crystal crystal, I read The Hobbit
The Real Lyrics:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
The Story: This is what is known as the "Hare Krishna" mantra. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
George Harrison's, "Sue Me, Sue You Blues"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You screw me, and I'll screw you.
The Real Lyrics:
You sue me, and I'll sue you.
The Story: I was playing this song in an internet voice chatroom. My friend asked me why I was playing "Screw Me, Screw You Blues." I had to explain to her. - Submitted by: Aimee Wilbury
George Harrison's, "What Is Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Then I try my best to make everything obscene.
The Real Lyrics:
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed
The Story: 9 years old with a tinny AM radio. - Submitted by: Tim McCauley
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