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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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John Fogerty's, "Centerfield"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's gone and you can tell that one's a foul.
The Real Lyrics:
It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye.
The Story: I was a bit disappointed to find out I was wrong here. I always thought this was a cute little song about an overzealous kid that had an absolutely genius punchline. Guess it was just me. - Submitted by: Zotmeister
John Fogerty's, "Centerfield"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pudding and Coke
The Real Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach.
The Story: I had a high school girlfriend, who's little brother even played on a baseball team, said something about the 'Pudding and Coke Song' by John Fogerty. He had to sing it before we knew what the heck he was talking about. Not quite 'There's a bathroom on the right,' but kinda funny. - Submitted by: Matt
John Fogerty's, "Centerfield"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in Vogue
I'm ready to stay, today.
or
I want to be seventeen.
The Real Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach
I'm ready to play, today.
The Story: I just recently told by my husband and son, this song was about baseball, not about being in Vogue magazine and staying young forever. Of course, for years I thought 'All my friends ride horses', not 'drive Porsches'. [Ed.'s note: From Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz"]. - Submitted by: Lori Anne Muzzerall
John Fogerty's, "Centerfield"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in coach
The Real Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach
The Story: I always knew this song was about baseball, but it just hit me the other day that he isn't saying to put him in coach like on an airplane. He is telling the Coach of the team to put him in the game. - Submitted by: Amber
John Fogerty's, "Centerfield"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in cold,
The Real Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach
The Story: This lyric has always bugged me one way or another. So, after listening to Dream On and seeing if anyone else (via Google link to here!) heard "Sing Women" rather than "Sing With Me" on Dream On, Mr Fogerty came on.

I had to settle if he was being put in 'cold' (w/o warm-up, like many baseball hero movies where the Good Guy Underdog gets put in at the last minute to save the day), or if he was just talking to the Coach. ;) - Submitted by: NH
John Fogerty's, "My Toot Toot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't tread on my toe, toe
The Real Lyrics:
Don't mess with my Toot-Toot
The Story: dancing - Submitted by: jf
John Fogerty's, "Rock and Roll Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fly like a goat, all over the world
The Real Lyrics:
I'd like to go, all over the world
The Story: I couldn't stop wondering why he was singing about flying goats. :S - Submitted by: Alex Procter
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