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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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Kim Wilde's, "Cambodia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well he was tired and baste
She was an air for smile
He used to slowly dance
It was the evil eye
But then he turned around
And he began to shoot
She didn't want to then
She didn't think it stoot
But then he got a card
He had to leave the nut
He couldn't say too much
But it would be alright
He didn't need to f***
They'd meet the next nut
He had a job boo boo
Flying to Cambodia.
The Real Lyrics:
Well he was Thailand based
She was an Air Force wife
He used to fly weekends
It was the easy life
But then it turned around
And it began to change
She didn't wonder then
She didn't think it strange
But then he got a call
He had to leave that night
He couldn't say too much
But it would be alright
He didn't need to pack
They'd meet the next night
He had a job to do
Flying to Cambodia.
The Story: I suppose this is what I get for having a crappy, low volume stereo and a big high volume mouth. I sang this one at full volume on the school bus and the driver had to stop and laugh so he wouldn't crash the bus. I was wondering what everyone was laughing at and I finally found out from my friend. I had a feeling that any real set of lyrics wouldn't have 'stoot' in there. - Submitted by: Lenny Quites
Kim Wilde's, "Kids In America"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We got crisps and a 'Marathon'.
The Real Lyrics:
We're the kids in America.
The Story: Many years ago a work colleague told me she'd sung these lyrics for years before anyone pointed out the song was not about crisps and sweeties! The song had passed out of my memory, until I was watching Jimmy Neutron the other day with my kids and the song came on. Of course I couldn't stop singing the confectionary version. - Submitted by: pollygarter
Kim Wilde's, "Kids in America"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a nude, it's coming, I warn you
or
There's a n00b, it's coming, I warn you
The Real Lyrics:
There's a new wave coming, I warn you
The Story: ...although Rock Band 2 says the lyrics are "There's a new, it's coming, I warn you." - Submitted by: AdmiralMercurial
Kim Wilde's, "Love Is Holy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I lie awake just to watch you bleed
Love is holy when you're laying me
The Real Lyrics:
I lie awake just to watch you dream
Love is holy when you lay with me
The Story: I was extremely embarrassed when I was belting this song out to a bunch of friends in a car one day. One of my friends was looking through the lyrics sheet from the cd sleeve and couldn't stop laughing when he pointed out that I was totally off base with the lyrics. - Submitted by: Andy Reich
Kim Wilde's, "View From A Bridge"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Viva La France! Can't take it no more
The Real Lyrics:
View from a bridge Can't take any more
The Story: A former colleague used to sing this lyric at the top of her lungs - on buses, in restaurants, anywhere - and would tell anyone who'd listen that it was her favourite song. Of course we never corrected her, mainly for our own amusement. - Submitted by: Laura
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