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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!).


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Jay Ferguson's, "Shakedown Cruise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The captain says, "You boys want some sex?
You can squeeze yourselves, you can lick your dicks."
The Real Lyrics:
The captain says, "You boys want some sex?
You can squeeze the sails, you can lick the decks."
The Story: Back in the day, our school bus had an 8-track (yes, an 8-track). Some of the older kids made a "mix-tape" that included this song, which I hadn't heard prior to that. The girls in the back of the bus would sing the lyrics I wrote above, sing them really loud, so I always thought they were the right lyrics. Sure wouldn't get away with that these days. - Submitted by: Scott
Jay Ferguson's, "Shakedown Cruise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The captain says, 'You boys want some sex?
You can squeeze the sails, you can lick the di--s' (nickname for Richard).
The Real Lyrics:
The captain says, 'You boys want some sex?
You can squeeze the sails, you can lick the decks.'
The Story: A virginal 18 when this song came out, my boyfriend at the time wanted me to make sure I listened to the words of this 'nasty' song. I believe he was trying to give me ideas! - Submitted by: Melanie
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