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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!).


Daryl Hall & John Oates album at Amazon.com
Hall And Oates', "Family Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a family man And my f**k is much worse than my bite.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm a family man And my bark is much worse than my bite.
The Story: Well, what's she after him for? Do the math. - Submitted by: How Did I Know?
Hall And Oates', "Family Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a family man
And my f**k is much worse than my bite.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite.
The Story: Maybe he's warning her that his sex is so strong that she couldn't handle it! Maybe he's too dangerous for her. - Submitted by: Private Eye 1981
Hall And Oates', "Family Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a family man
And my f**k is much worse than my bite.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite.
The Story: Think about it. She's tempting him. Maybe he's telling her that "doing it" may be too intensive for her to stand? Also, hearing the extended mix version (which is also featured on the MTV video) only made me mishear the lyrics even more. - Submitted by: H2OT
Hall And Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh oh, here she comes
She's a mad beaver.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh oh, here she comes
She's a maneater.
The Story: This is my friend's misheard lyric. For years growing up, she thought these were the words. She thought it made sense that a beaver would chew someone up and spit them out. - Submitted by: Chelsy
Hall And Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She can tell by the permajack you wore
The Real Lyrics:
A she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar.
The Story: My cousin misheard this lyric as he has done to many other songs. - Submitted by: Chief
Hall And Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's not mine either.
The Real Lyrics:
She's a maneater.
The Story: My mom said when the song came out (I was early school age), I used to sit in the back seat and sing loudly: "Oh, oh here she comes...she's not mine either." Hey, she sounded like a bad person in the song, I figured he didn't want to claim her. My mother keeps a copy of the song so she can listen to it and laugh thinking of my interpretation. - Submitted by: Liz L
Hall And Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The woman is wild
And she got tamed by the perfect jaguar.
The Real Lyrics:
The woman is wild
A she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar.
The Story: That's how I heard it for years. I didn't learn the real words until I bought 'Dangerous Dances': The Authorized Biography. I'm surprised that so many other people got it wrong, too. - Submitted by: Azuree
Hall And Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The woman is wild
And she can tell by the pervert that you are.
The Real Lyrics:
The woman is wild
A she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar.
The Story: I never heard the word Jaguar in this tune until I heard The Bird and the Bee cover it. - Submitted by: Whiner01
Hall And Oates', "Method Of Modern Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everything they told me of, I get on TV.
The Real Lyrics:
M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E
The Story: I was a mindless teenager. (Huh?) This was one of those summertime songs on the radio at the pool. I figured Darryl and John were singing about how young people can learn about modern love from watching TV. Then I saw the video. Duh. - Submitted by: Eric Liming
Hall And Oates', "Out Of Touch"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Karate touch, I'm out of time
The Real Lyrics:
You're out of touch, I'm out of time.
The Story: I was about 6 or 7 when I first heard the song, and I thought this was what they said LOL - Submitted by: Josh
Hall And Oates', "Rich Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can ride on a big fat bunny.
The Real Lyrics:
You can rely on the old man's money.
The Story: My neice (in college now) used to sing it this way at the top of her lungs. I like it better! - Submitted by: Buddyboy
Hall and Oates', "Kiss on My List"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Because your kiss is on my lips
The Real Lyrics:
Because your kiss is on my list
The Story: My brother was singing the lyrics as said here "because your kiss is on my lips" and I tried correcting him that it is list while he fought me about it that it is lips. - Submitted by: Janie
Hall and Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here she comes. She's a Bandita
The Real Lyrics:
Here she comes, she's a maneater
The Story: A girl I went to high school with swore adamantly that they were saying Bandita. To the point where she would get really mad at anyone trying to tell her different! - Submitted by: Tracy
Hall and Oates', "Method Of Modern Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Every teenage monkey O-F L-O-V-E
The Real Lyrics:
M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E
The Story: My college roommate fell to the ground laughing when I told her that this is what this lyric always sounded like to me. She still reminds me of it, 20 years later, even though I assured her I didn't really THINK that's what it was. That's just what it SOUNDED like, to me. I had no idea that they were spelling out letters! - Submitted by: Amy Brandt
Hall and Oates', "Method of Modern Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
M-E-G-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E
It's the method of modern love.
The Real Lyrics:
M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E
It's the method of modern love.
The Story: I thought H and O were calling themselves "Gods of Love" until I saw the video and the title was rapidly spelled out on a screen, and the video channel credits explaining the song set things straight. - Submitted by: Florida Sun Kiss
Hall and Oates', "One On One"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wanna, wanna, wanna play that game tonight
The Real Lyrics:
One on One
I want to play that game tonight.
The Story: Until I SPECIFICALLY asked a classmate back in elementary school who had the tape, I had no idea the song was called "One on One". So far all I knew, the singer really, REALLY wanted to play some kind of game! :D - Submitted by: Seth
Hall and Oates', "Private Eyes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got my eyes
For watching you
Because you're every woman
I've got my eyes
For watching you
Friday Nights
The Real Lyrics:
Private Eyes
They're watching you
They see your every move
Private Eyes
They're watching you
Private Eyes
The Story: They played it in the Wal-Mart radio, and that is what I heard when I worked there during college. It was not till yesterday at age 38 when they played it on the radio and I finally heard the correct lyrics!!! - Submitted by: Scandia
Hall and Oates', "Private Eyes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Rabbit eyes
The Real Lyrics:
Private eyes
The Story: I was in the car with my mom and this song came on the radio. I'd never heard it before and I thought they were singing 'Rabbit Eyes'. I started to sing with the music 'Rabbit Eyes, they're watching you'. My mom busted up laughing. - Submitted by: Jessie
Hall and Oates', "She's Gone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It'll take the devil to replace her.
The Real Lyrics:
I'd pay the devil to replace her.
The Story: This is what I honestly thought they were singing here. - Submitted by: Jeremy
Hall and Oates', "Your Kiss is on my List"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Manny Moose the Drowsy Queen
The Real Lyrics:
Many moods and drowsy dreams
The Story: I like to drive my sister crazy by singing the 'sounds-like' lyrics, rather than the real ones. We affectionately refer to this song as 'Manny the Moose.' - Submitted by: ReenieS

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