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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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Joe Cocker's, "Unchain My Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Jake the hun, set me free.
The Real Lyrics:
Unchain my heart, set me free.
The Story: I couldn't believe it when my boyfriend confessed to this one. We still laugh about it years later! - Submitted by: Miles
Joe Cocker's, "With A Little Help From My Friends"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But it sure feels like Manheim.
The Real Lyrics:
But it sure feels like mine, now.
The Story: My roommate is really, really annoying and his last name in Manheim and we always yell 'Manheim!' in the dormitory. - Submitted by: Ian Bailey
Joe Cocker's, "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Spread your legs
You can leave your hat on.
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet darlin'
You can leave your hat on.
The Story: I was half asleep the first time I heard this song on my alarm clock radio, probably explaining a lot. - Submitted by: Kevin
Joe Cocker's, "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can leave your head on.
The Real Lyrics:
You can leave your hat on.
The Story: Always thought it was so poetic - he asks her to 'leave her head on', meaning to me he honours her intelligence even though she's naked. Boy, was I wrong. - Submitted by: Anna
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