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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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Justin Timberlake's, "Can't Stop the Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Got that disco in my feet.
The Real Lyrics:
Got that good soul in my feet
The Story: Lyrics make sense- having disco on your feet. Hence I did not pay it much thought. - Submitted by: Scandia
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Give me a liver.
The Real Lyrics:
Cry me a river.
The Story: I was listening to the Radio, but I didn't hear the title of the song. So when I heard the line in the song, I wasn't sure what it was. But it sounded a lot like 'give me a liver'. The next day, one of my friends was talking about it, and said she heard the same thing! - Submitted by: chillywily
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pink fuzzy lines
You only talked to him and you know it.
The Real Lyrics:
It wasn't like
You only talked to him and you know it.
The Story: I could have sworn I heard 'pink fuzzy lines' when this song was playing on my Discman, but it didn't make sense. So I hit 'replay' for that bit. My cousin and I had a good laugh. - Submitted by: Ying
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me your rhythm.
The Real Lyrics:
Cry me a river.
The Story: I didn't realize the song was called "Cry Me a River". I thought that when my friends were talking about a song by that name, they meant that Justin had covered the old Julie London song. So I eagerly listened to the radio constantly in the hope that Justin would have put a new kinda groove to the original song by that title. - Submitted by: Lior
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The bridge is confirmed
Now eat your turd two times.
The Real Lyrics:
Your bridge has been burned
Now it's your turn to cry.
The Story: I was late in hearing the song for the first time. My friends were persuading me to listen to its 'excellence and profound meaningful lyrics' in an attempt to prove me wrong about Justin. When I finally heard it, I burst out laughing when it came to the misheard part of the song. They asked me why I was laughing and I repeated what I heard, resulting in them glaring at me in disbelief. By then, I knew something was wrong. - Submitted by: The Love Almond
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The jammin j*** done
So I guess I'll be leavin'.
The Real Lyrics:
The damage is done
So I guess I'll be leavin'.
The Story: I misheard this one at work. My co-workers had a blast with this one! - Submitted by: Mary
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me A River"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to say what you did
I already know about the Meow Meow Meow Mix.
The Real Lyrics:
You don't have to say what you did
I already know I found out from him.
The Story: When I was listening to this song on the radio the Meow Mix commercial came on. I was thinking, 'What an appropriate time!' - Submitted by: ilovealleniverson
Justin Timberlake's, "Dance With Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't be so quick to piece of cake (Piece of cake)
You don't have to admit you want some cake (Piece of cake).
The Real Lyrics:
Don't be so quick to walk away. (Dance wit' me)
You don't have to admit you want me babe (Dance with me).
The Story: I was in class and we were watching music videos when this came on. I got all confused when I first thought I heard him say 'piece of cake' I didn't know what the heck he was talking about! I thought it was so funny so I started singing the song all the time; down the street, in my classes, with my friends, while I was working. Today, I found out what he's saying. I hate this song now. - Submitted by: Roxanne
Justin Timberlake's, "Let the Groove Get In"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I knock a door, right there, right there.
Let me knock a door, there there, right there.
The Real Lyrics:
Are you comfortable, right there, right there.
Let the groove get in, there there, right there.
The Story: It was actually my friend who heard it wrong. We were just hanging out and the song was playing. When the chorus came, she looked so shocked and asked me, "Did he just say 'when I knock a door?'" and now all my friends and I think of singing that song when we knock on a door. - Submitted by: Ariana Archer
Justin Timberlake's, "Like I Love You (Featuring Clipse)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I kind of noticed some things weren't right
When you called me "f*ckface"
The Real Lyrics:
I kind of noticed something one night
From the club, your front face
The Story: Technically, I heard it while listening to a McSleazy remix and going, "wait, *what* did I just hear? That can't be right." But then I went and listened to the original, and it still sounded like that. - Submitted by: neminem
Justin Timberlake's, "Like I Love You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you sign my electric-set guitar
Ain't nobody love you like an oven.
The Real Lyrics:
If you smile then that should set the tone
Ain't nobody love you like I love you.
The Story: I had a very weird dream that I was at an awards ceremony with one of my friends. There were a congregation of artists singing Happy Birthday to someone on the balcony who wasn't there. Suddenly, during the singsong, Justin Timberlake separated from the group and started to get soulfully carried away with his vocals then he started to do his dance routine to 'Like I love You', really fast and alone. He was singing the lyrics out of sync with the beat and that's when I heard the misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: The Love Almond
Justin Timberlake's, "Like I Love You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're a good girl, and that's what makes me Justin.
The Real Lyrics:
You're a good girl, and that's what makes me trust you.
The Story: We heard this song at a club and one of my friends said 'This song is so stupid' and he was laughing. I didn't think it was all that funny until I heard him sing this part of the song. I can't listen to this song without laughing now. - Submitted by: Anthony
Justin Timberlake's, "Mirrors"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause when your hand is with my hand, we're sliding like a pocket full of soap
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul, I can tell
The Story: I really don't know. It was just a normal day that I was thinking of a song to listen to. - Submitted by: Laira
Justin Timberlake's, "Mirrors"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of spunk
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
The Story: I saw this thing on a website about how this song had a funny lyric in it, but I never bothered to read the thing listen to the song and then a few days ago the song came on the radio and I remembered and I listened for it and heard this. Hahahaha, it sounded so funny I didn't even know what the original lyrics were until just now. lol that was funny =D now every time I sing it I say the misheard lyric XD - Submitted by: Zee
Justin Timberlake's, "Mirrors"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put your hand in a bucket full of soap
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
The Story: Seemed quite obvious to me that these were the words he was singing when I first heard the song on the car radio. - Submitted by: Charlie
Justin Timberlake's, "My Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can see your soul from here
Walking on the beach, our toes in the sand.
The Real Lyrics:
I can see us holding hands
Walking on the beach, our toes in the sand.
The Story: I actually read the leaflet that comes with the CD; and still thought it was that until my mother informed me otherwise. - Submitted by: Brittney
Justin Timberlake's, "My Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This reindeer represents my heart.
The Real Lyrics:
This ring here represents my heart.
The Story: I thought he was trying to get in the Christmas spirit by talking about reindeers. - Submitted by: Henry
Justin Timberlake's, "Rock Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna walk your body
Please stay.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna rock your body
Please stay.
The Story: I don't even know what walk your bod-ohhhh... okay. - Submitted by: hellotherejohn
Justin Timberlake's, "Rock Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll have whatever you hurl.
The Real Lyrics:
I'll have whatever you have.
The Story: I was at a karaoke party, and my friend Liz knew the lyrics and knew I had them wrong. All of us had mikes, so she turned mine on really high at that moment, and everybody burst out laughing! My boyfriend turned to me and said, 'So you want it that bad? I could fix that up!' Ever since people have called me the 'Hurl Girl.' - Submitted by: Beaner
Justin Timberlake's, "Rock Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna have a baby by the end of this song.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song.
The Story: It took me about 20 times hearing this to realize that Justin wasn't delcaring his imminent labor pains. - Submitted by: Jeff M
Justin Timberlake's, "Rock Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So you grab your girdle then you grab a couple more
Then that f*** can meet me in the middle of the floor
Well I don't care - you stink; your smell ain't right
When you pass to the left then sail to the right.
The Real Lyrics:
So you grab your girls and you grab a couple more
And you all come meet me in the middle of the floor
Said the air is thick, it's smelling right
So you blast to the left and you sail to the right.
The Story: With such an attitude like that, is it any wonder young Justin here's having a spot of bother smooth-talking members of the opposite sex to come dance with him? - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Justin Timberlake's, "Senorita"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can feel this real love when you're just laying there
Ugggggh! Uggggh! Ugggh-ugggh-ugggh!
(Want you laying there.)
The Real Lyrics:
But you could feel this real love if you just lay in my
Ah, ah, arms
(Won't you lay in my...)
The Story: When I first heard this, I thought either Justin was in pain or he'd seen something revolting while recording and expressed his disgust. However Pharrell and Chad of Neptunes thought the improvisation was suitable for the final cut. No prizes for assuming that my theory didn't go down well with an audience consisting of siblings, who showed their support by cackling uncontrollably on the verge of either choking or suffocation. - Submitted by: Monokini
Justin Timberlake's, "Sexy Back"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Go ahead beat off wit' it.
The Real Lyrics:
Go ahead be gone wit' it.
The Story: I was just wondering why in the heck he was saying 'Go ahead, beat off with it' and why MTV hadn't edited that part if that's what he was saying. So I looked up the lyrics, and I was like 'Oh...LOL!' - Submitted by: Shia
Justin Timberlake's, "Sexy Back"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You other n*****s don't know how to act.
The Real Lyrics:
You mother****ers watch how I attack.
The Story: I'm black, so I was really upset when I heard this. But now I'm slightly relieved. Yayy! And I feel like an idiot. - Submitted by: Stefani
Justin Timberlake's, "SexyBack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get your sexy cow.
The Real Lyrics:
Get your sexy on.
The Story: My mother was singing, "Get your sexy cow" in the car with the window down. People were given her a few strange looks. - Submitted by: Helenarr
Justin Timberlake's, "SexyBack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta love these diamonds
The Real Lyrics:
Go ahead, be gone with it
The Story: I heard this on the radio, not understanding a single lyric. Not one. And the lyrics I misheard as "Gotta love these diamonds" led me to assume the song was "Diamonds" by Rihanna. Boy, was I wrong! It took me five billion listens to catch the line, "I'm bringing sexy back." I was like, "Wait a minute! This was Justin Timberlake the whole time?" - Submitted by: Chris
Justin Timberlake's, "SexyBack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My sexy back.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm bringing sexy back.
The Story: That's so funny. I thought this song way all about Justin singing about how sexy his back was. I never understood most of the lyrics and never bothered to listen very closely. That is until I looked the lyrics up since the song was stuck in my head all day. To my suprise it was about how he's 'bringing sexy back' and not how sexy his back is and how much he is talking about it. I' m still not sure if that is the exact line of the song that I got the sexyback part from. I'm pretty sure it is. I also misheard a couple other parts of the song but none that are as funny as this. - Submitted by: Unkownface
Justin Timberlake's, "SexyBack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who's a sexy cow?
The Real Lyrics:
Get your sexy on.
The Story: I thought it a tad unusual that the all-American Timberlake was using such a British turn of phrase but hey... - Submitted by: Jarrah
Justin Timberlake's, "Sexyback"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm bringing Nessie back
The Real Lyrics:
I'm bringing sexyback
The Story: I love Nessie. - Submitted by: Barney
Justin Timberlake's, "Sexyback"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You see these shackles, baby, on display.
The Real Lyrics:
You see these shackles, baby, I'm your slave.
The Story: The song came on the radio as I was driving around with friends and after I belted this lyric out, everyone else went silent. - Submitted by: Jessica
Justin Timberlake's, "Suit & Tie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This is trouble, C.Z.
Time for tuxedos for no reason
The Real Lyrics:
This is truffle season
Tom Ford tuxedos for no reason
The Story: When I first listened to this, it left me wondering who C.Z. was, and why it was time for tuxedos for no reason. Then, I looked up the lyrics. - Submitted by: Tony Young
Justin Timberlake's, "Take It From Here"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be your lover.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be your mother.
The Story: No, this isn't backwards...Justin really says, 'I wanna be your mother.' I was telling a friend that Justin is a little strange because he says in a song that he wants to be someone's mother, and my friend said, 'Are you sure he's not saying 'lover'?' So I looked it up and sure enough, Justin wants to be a mother. Oh Lord! - Submitted by: Frann
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