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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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Jewel's, "Deep Water"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And you wake up...tree life
The Real Lyrics:
And you wake up...to realize
The Story: I was listening to Jewel's cd in my bedroom and my boyfriend, trying to be funny, started singing in a girlie voice about tree life. I burst out laughing and corrected him. He said, 'It sounds like tree life, I thought she was singing about druids.' - Submitted by: Stephanie
Jewel's, "Standing Still"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a Dannon to my left
There's a burning bush to my right.
The Real Lyrics:
There's a dead end to my left
There's a burning bush to my right.
The Story: I envisioned Jewel standing in some trashy, blighted area with burning shrubbery on one side of her, and some old Dannon yogurt containers on her other side. - Submitted by: Holden McCrank
Jewel's, "Who Will Save Your Soul?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who will shave your mole?
The Real Lyrics:
Who will save your soul?
The Story: About a year after I found out what the real lyrics were, a coworker came into the office with a big bandage on his face. He had nicked a mole on his upper lip while shaving. So I played the song for him, but sang along just loud enough that when I came to that part, the office heard me dissolve into laughter. - Submitted by: Ben
Jewel's, "You Were Meant For Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I got my hand in my panties too
The Real Lyrics:
I got my eggs and my pancakes too
The Story: I epecially chose this song for my band and when I sang it, our drummer just crashed his symbals and asked why I had funny lyrics in that song. He sang in his painfully singing voice, "I got my hand in my panties too". Then, we all took a laughing fit. - Submitted by: Elizabeth
Jewel's, "You Were Meant For Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pick up my AIDS and my package, too.
The Real Lyrics:
I got my eggs and my pancakes, too.
The Story: I always pictured Jewel picking up her mail in the morning, and receiving a package full of AIDS. I wondered why she wanted AIDS so bad. And what the h*** catalog you ordered AIDS from? - Submitted by: SpicyChild

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