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

The Grass Roots', "Midnight Confessions"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a denied confections.
When I telling the world that I love you.
The Real Lyrics:
In my midnight confessions.
When I tell all the world that I love you.
The Story: Can you feel if this band using a mobile phone just for calling? When they call to members, there is a trouble on the net or disconnection when calling. However, at that time in 1968, mobile phone did not published until the 1990s and the 2000s. About this song: However, this song is not about a mobile phone. This song is about a man who is infatuated with a woman, knows he can never have her, and is relegated to confessing his love for her audibly, but alone. "Midnight Confessions" is track #4 on their first compilation album, "Golden Grass", released in the fall of 1968. It was written by Lou Josie. "Midnight Confessions" was released as a single in late June 1968. It was their first single to feature a horn section and was a departure from the group's previous singles and thus caused worry for the band members as it might not have become a hit. But this song was well received and became their biggest hit with reaching #4 on Canada chart, #5 on Billboard's Pop Chart, and #18 on Australia chart. The original recording of "Midnight Confessions" was by The Evergreen Blues Band. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Daryl Hall & John Oates', "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She can tell by the purple Jaguar
The Real Lyrics:
A she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
The Story: For years I thought it was some kind of logo to identify a clothing brand, and therefore suggest something about the wearer. - Submitted by: Paul Carter

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