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JoDee Messina's, "Delicious Surprise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I won't sleep 'til I've had enough
I saved my wife from a paper cut.
The Real Lyrics:
And I won't sleep 'til I've had enough
I won't sip my wine from no paper cup.
The Story: I had been hanging out with my cousins. I absent-mindedly started to sing this is song, though with the correct words. My younger cousin, who had heard me singing (the fact that I had been singing rather loudly may have been the reason for that!). She said to me, 'What?! You saved your wife from a paper cut?' I explained the real lyrics to her and we still joke about it. - Submitted by: Mr. Sally
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