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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!).


Bad Boys album at Amazon.com
Inner Circle's, "Bad Boys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the Chevy trum trum cum fo' you.
The Real Lyrics:
When sheriff John Brown come for you
The Story: Always heard this watching COPS and could never figure out what the lyrics were but just now thought to look them up and found them here so thought I'd add my misheard lyrics too! - Submitted by: Randy
Inner Circle's, "Bad Boys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the sheriff shum from come for you
The Real Lyrics:
When the sheriff John Brown come for you
The Story: My mom and I like to watch 'Cops' on Saturday night, and all these years we wondered what they were actually saying. When I found the correct lyrics, I explained it to her and she said, 'Oh! Like Denzel Washington said in 'Remember the Titans'!' (John Brown state troopers). - Submitted by: Sarah
Inner Circle's, "Bad Boys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the sugar gum done come for you.
The Real Lyrics:
When the sheriff John Brown come for you
The Story: I'm so happy I found your site! This song has driven me crazy for years, yet I never looked up the lyrics to this ONE line. I always meant to Google it, and forgot (I'm 56 now, have sympathy, ha ha!). I used to just 'pretend' I knew what they were singing and fudge through that line, you know, "When the la la la come for you". Then I tried really hard to listen to it and was convinced, wrongly, that it was, "When the sugar gum done come for you". Wait for it, it's really stupid story. I thought I was being clever, believing wrongly BTW that a police detective used to be called a Sugar Gum Shoe. I was singling it just now as I was watching a re run of Cops and suddenly said to myself, "Wait, you idiot, it is a, "Gumshoe, not a Sugar Gum Shoe." I instantly Googled Cops and Bad Boys song (had no idea who wrote or sang the song) and read it wasn't ANY of those words anyway. I will go stand in the corner with my sugar gum shoes until I learn it is sheriff John Brown come for you. Barbara B - Submitted by: Barbara B
Inner Circle's, "Sweat (A La La La La Long)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Girl, I'm gonna make you swim
The Real Lyrics:
Girl, I'm gonna make you sweat
The Story: I think this comes to mind because people really want to swim. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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