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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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Jimmy Eat World's, "Authority Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't see my PS2, I
The Real Lyrics:
I don't seem obvious, do I?
The Story: I knew those weren't really the words because they make absolutely no sense, but it's all I could hear when I listened to the song. Finally I asked my siblings and they all laughed at me, but they said it really does sound like that. - Submitted by: Julie vB
Jimmy Eat World's, "Authority Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
J.M.C. automatic
The Real Lyrics:
J.A.M.C automatic
The Story: "J.A.M.C. Automatic" is an album they are talking about, but you can't hear him say the A at all. - Submitted by: monkey
Jimmy Eat World's, "Kill"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't wanna shoot you
But I just can't walk away.
The Real Lyrics:
I know what I should do
But I just can't walk away.
The Story: Okay, so like the song is called 'Kill'. So it made perfect sense to me for it to say that he didn't want to shoot them. But apparently that's not what he said. - Submitted by: Vitamin R
Jimmy Eat World's, "Salt Sweat Sugar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Clear your thoughts with spacide
The Real Lyrics:
Clear your thoughts with speyside
The Story: While searching for the correct lyrics I found a website that had the misheard, or rather misunderstood lyric listed as the correct line. (What is spacide anyway, killing space? Is that like killing time according to relativity theory?) - Submitted by: Chris
Jimmy Eat World's, "Sweetness"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you're discerning, swing it back.
The Real Lyrics:
If you're listening, sing it back.
The Story: I thought the song was about observant baseball players for about 3 months, until I saw the band do the song on TV. - Submitted by: kung fu squirrel
Jimmy Eat World's, "Sweetness"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Strapped from the teflon-run blinds
The Real Lyrics:
Strap from the tether unwinds
The Story: Thought it was talking about teflon blinds since the songs release. Despite not even knowing what a “teflon-run blind” would be, I continued to think that was the lyric until I was (appropriately) ridiculed by my friends upon singing it aloud. - Submitted by: John
Jimmy Eat World's, "Sweetness"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What a Disney dance
The Real Lyrics:
What a dizzy dance
The Story: At first I said to myself, 'Jimmy Eat World promotes Disney?'. I checked the real lyrics and I was wrong. - Submitted by: Jon Ace
Jimmy Eat World's, "Table for Glasses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feed my sceptic side.
The Real Lyrics:
Lead my skeptic sight.
The Story: Yes, it's me again. I knew for sure that he wasn't actually saying sceptic, but sometimes I would sing it wrong and, well, I'm not that ashamed actually. If she was to feed his sceptic side with the world this could be the band's moody theme song! - Submitted by: Michelle
Jimmy Eat World's, "Table for Glasses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feed my skeptic side.
The Real Lyrics:
Lead my skeptic sight.
The Story: I REALLY thought this was deep because in my head he didn't believe in love and he needed her to feed his heart by loving him. ON reflection, if she was to feed his skeptic side he would just become more skeptic... not very romantic. - Submitted by: Michelle
Jimmy Eat World's, "The Middle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Elbow to elbow
The Real Lyrics:
Everything, everything
The Story: One time when I heard this song in the car, when it got to the 'Everything, everything' part, my mom said that it sounded like 'Elbow to elbow'. Now, whenever I hear this song on the radio when my mom's around, I ask her how she misheard the lyrics that way because it did not sound like that and we laugh. - Submitted by: Amanda
Jimmy Eat World's, "The Middle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Elephant, elephant will be alright, alright.
The Real Lyrics:
Everything, evrything will be alright, alright.
The Story: I once heard my brother singing his heart out to 'The Middle' with these lyrics. I asked him what he was singing. He sang the song to me. I had no idea what he was talking about so he said, 'You know the Elephant, Elephant, song'. - Submitted by: Kathy C
Jimmy Eat World's, "The Middle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It just takes some time, little girl
Living when the help arrives
The Real Lyrics:
It just takes some time little girl.
You're in the middle of the ride
The Story: Heard this song about 10 million times on the radio. Not a bad tune, per se, but wow---it REALLY got overplayed. - Submitted by: The old guy

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