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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!).


Crawling in the Dark album at Amazon.com
Hoobastank's, "Disappear"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a p**** slips inside
It sleeps with just one eye.
The Real Lyrics:
There's a pain that sleeps inside
It sleeps with just one eye.
The Story: A colleague lent me this cd album (The Reason) to listen to at work and when I misheard this lyric she told me it was my dirty mind. I had to quickly get the cd booklet out to see what they were really supposed to be singing. I'm still not convinced though. - Submitted by: Nick
Hoobastank's, "Running Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And leave your own life collecting dots
The Real Lyrics:
And leave your own life collecting dust
The Story: I used to think that's what he was singing. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Hoobastank's, "The Reason"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Another perfect person.
There's many things I wish I didn't go.
But I continue learning.I never meant to do those things to you.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not a perfect person.
There's many things I wish I didn't do.
But I continue learning.I never meant to do those things to you.
The Story: Can you feel if there is a perfect person beside them? Seemly, it was yes. However, the original lyrics of this song say that Doug Robb, lead singer of this band, was not a perfect person. Also, according to Doug Robb, the lyrics of several songs from the album, "The Reason", are about questioning what you are told. So, it was more friendly on Pop radio stations although they are in the line of Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, and Default, which was cited by listeners as Post-Grunge, Alternative Rock, and Alternative Metal. About this song: "The Reason" is track #8 on their second studio album, "The Reason", released on 9 December 2003. It was co-written by Chris Hesse, Dan Estrin, and Markku Lappalainen. It received well internationally with reaching #2 on Billboard's Pop Chart and #12 on the UK Singles Chart. Making them their biggest hit single to date. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Hoobastank's, "The Reason"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am not a perverted person.
The Real Lyrics:
I am not a perfect person.
The Story: My friend and I were very tired one night and we were going home and heard that song. We couldn't stop laughing cause we literally thought he said 'perverted'! - Submitted by: Genelle
Hoobastank's, "The Reason"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not a purple person
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not a perfect person
The Story: Purple like Barney! - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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