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Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Sarah McLachlan's, "Adia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we are born in a sink
Believe me, Adia
We are still in a sink.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause we are born innocent
Believe me, Adia
We are still innocent.
The Story: My daughter, Gabrielle, who was born in 1989, was sure, completely sure, that "sink" was the right word and made a lot of sense. She even convinced me! She thought the idea, that we are still in a sink, meant something that adults understood. I prefer "in a sink" to "innocent"... :-) - Submitted by: Christine
Patrice Rushen's, "Forget-Me-Nots"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Benjamin's forget-me-nots
I want you to remember
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, please, forget-me-nots
I want you to remember
The Story: What Founding Father Benjamin Franklin really wanted for him to remember. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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