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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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Led Zeppelin's, "All My Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Yours is the clock, mine are the hands that serve time.
The Real Lyrics:
Yours is the cloth, mine is the hand that sews time
The Story: Either way, misheard & correct- beautiful lyrics.. Poetic to say the least. - Submitted by: Charles I. Kenney
Led Zeppelin's, "Battle of Evermore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A year, or is it thunder, down in the valley below
The Real Lyrics:
I hear the horses thunder down in the valley below
The Story: From Led Zeppelin IV (1972) until recently I thought those were the lyrics- although the made no snese Recently I googled the lyrics- D'OH! - Submitted by: Mark Silverman
Led Zeppelin's, "Battle of Evermore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Prince of Beef, embrace the glue...
The Real Lyrics:
Prince of Peace, embrace the gloom...
The Story: It took me quite a while to actually look up the lyrics to find out what Robert Plant was ACTUALLY saying. Mostly because I liked the way I heard it better... LOL - Submitted by: Eric
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Country Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Na leave it yet.
The Real Lyrics:
Naw leave it yeah!
The Story: There was a man nicknamed Yeti who said "Try and get this aeroplane on" and Plant said " Na leave it Yet" as in Yeti. Yeti was their engineer. - Submitted by: DANIEL GROVES
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A big legged woman ain't got no soul.
The Real Lyrics:
A feeble-lipped woman ain't got no soul.
The Story: 1972...a friend and I slowed the record down. It NO WAY says "big legged" woman. That makes v absolutely no sense anyway. Experiment yourself. It's "feeble-lipped." - Submitted by: Jerry
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A three legged woman ain't got no soul
The Real Lyrics:
A big legged woman ain't got no soul.
The Story: I just thought I was the only one who misheard this and I was afraid to tell my story until I saw other people's submissions. - Submitted by: Murkat
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Eyes that shine burning bread
The Real Lyrics:
Lights that shine burning red
The Story: nope - Submitted by: Naomi
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know but I been told
A 3 legged woman ain't got no hole.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know but I been told
A big legged woman ain't got no soul.
The Story: My friend sang this as we listened to the song, he wondered why I laughed. After I told him the real lyrics, he said he always wondered why it was never banned from radio. - Submitted by: Billy Nair
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know but I've been told a big lipped woman ain't got no soul.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know but I've been told a big legged woman ain't got no soul
The Story: I still think big lipped woman sounds better - Submitted by: Mike McCole
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know but I've been told, big legged woman ain't got no soul!
All I ask for, all I pray, skinny-legged woman gonna come my way.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know, but I've been told
A big legged woman ain't got no soul
All I ask for, all I pray
A steady-lovin' woman gonna come my way.
The Story: He's desperately hoping fate will send him a skinny-legged woman. That's too bad because fat-bottomed girls (which I heard as flat-bottomed girls) make the rockin' world go round! - Submitted by: Divi Hon
Led Zeppelin's, "Black Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Zooba Dooba Deeebe Dow
The Real Lyrics:
Tell me what you do me now.
The Story: No explanation other than the fact that I never thought he was actually saying something, rather filling that part with jibberish. - Submitted by: Jim Reed
Led Zeppelin's, "Bron-y-aur Stomp"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tell your friends around the world
Ain't no compainion like a blue-eyed girl.
The Real Lyrics:
Tell your friends around the world
Ain't no companion like a blue-eyed merle.
The Story: Originally, I thought this song was about going to the country with your friends and some girls. I thought I heard the word 'girl'. - Submitted by: Joshua
Led Zeppelin's, "D'yer Maker"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'D'yer Maker' (not the lyrics; the actual title)
The Real Lyrics:
'Jamaica' (pronunciation of title)
The Story: Obviously we hadn't misheard the lyrics, but there was an ongoing friendly 'feud' between my friends, relatives, and myself about how to pronounce the song title. Some of us thought it was prounounced, 'dee-yer Maker'; the others thought, 'dye-yer Maker'. We were all wrong! While watching one of those biographical programs on vh1 (I believe it was 'Behind the Music') about Led Zeppelin, it was revealed that the actual pronunciation was 'Jamaica'. Taking into consideration British accents and everything, it began to make sense....especially since the song had a Carribbean feel to it! - Submitted by: norman k
Led Zeppelin's, "D'yer Maker"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Die-er Maker
The Real Lyrics:
D'yer Maker
The Story: I heard a morning TV news host mispronounce the song title. He wasn't as cool and with-it as he thought he was. - Submitted by: Moken Troll
Led Zeppelin's, "Dancing Days"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a womenly nose.
The Real Lyrics:
I've got a woman who knows.
The Story: I thought they were commenting on plant- looking feminine. [Ed.'s note: Whatever that is.:/] - Submitted by: Vaness
Led Zeppelin's, "Dancing Days"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jimmy Lewis is President
As the evening starts to glow.
The Real Lyrics:
Sippin' booze is precedent
As the evening starts to glow.
The Story: I had always heard the song as a little kid while my dad listened to this record. I guess I always assumed Jimmy Lewis was some political figure from the 60's that they were referring to. - Submitted by: Jim Reed
Led Zeppelin's, "Darlene"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dow-Woody
The Real Lyrics:
Darlene
The Story: After Coda' came out, I was relly excited. I had asked a friend of mine if he had heard the song 'Darlene' yet. He wasn't sure and asked me to describe (rather try to sing) it. He recognized it as The 'Dow-Woody' song. - Submitted by: Ben
Led Zeppelin's, "Darlene"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Got money!
The Real Lyrics:
Darlene
The Story: "Got Money!" was a more interesting Zep song, albeit existing solely in my head. I didn't have the talent to be in that group, but in this case, they could have used me. - Submitted by: Pushbutton
Led Zeppelin's, "Fool in the Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now I will stand in the rain on the corner
I'll watch the people go jumpin' downtown mound
The Real Lyrics:
Now I will stand in the rain on the corner
I'll watch the people go shuffling downtown
The Story: I swear to god at least part of this is not a mis-heard lyric. If you listen to the song, Robert Plant really does say 'downtown Mound,' which is the name of my home town (Mound, MN) and we always sang it that way and I still do to this day. And I heard the song a few weeks ago and it still sounds like he's saying 'downtown Mound.' And until I hear from Robert (or at least a direct emissary) I will continue to insist that these are the correct lyrics...so there! :-) - Submitted by: Liz Williams
Led Zeppelin's, "Goin' To California"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Goin' to California with an acorn in my heart.
The Real Lyrics:
Goin' to California with an achin' in my heart.
The Story: My friends and I sung 'acorn' to these lyrics for years before we figured out the real words. - Submitted by: S. Westra
Led Zeppelin's, "Heartbreaker"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, fellas, have you heard the news?
The little wallaby's back in town!
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, fellas, have you heard the news?
You know that Annie's back in town!
The Story: Heard for 30 plus years in this version! - Submitted by: David Martin
Led Zeppelin's, "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My little lover is a midnight ship, she flows around all of the time.
The Real Lyrics:
My little lover does the midnight shift
She followed around all the time.
The Story: That's how I heard it. - Submitted by: Ken
Led Zeppelin's, "Houses of the Holy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let the music be your master.
Will you heed the master's call?
Oh...Slightly mad!
The Real Lyrics:
Let the music be your master.
Will you heed the master's call?
Oh...Satan and man.
The Story: Are you sure it's Satan and man??? It may be funny but I still think it's slightly mad. - Submitted by: Jay Are
Led Zeppelin's, "I Can't Quit You Baby"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I know you want my wand inside.
The Real Lyrics:
I know you are my one desire.
The Story: Back in the 70s when I was singing in a R&R band, I had to figure out the lyrics by listening to scratchy vinyl. So, this is just one example of what came out of my mouth night after night. - Submitted by: Steven Stuart
Led Zeppelin's, "Immigrant Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Always sleep with nothing on
I wanna go where people twist and shout
The Real Lyrics:
On we sweep, with a threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore
The Story: It's obvious they're talking about Vikings- who lived in the north where it's cold. It would make sense that they sleep with nothing on, since they wanted to prove they were tough and could handle the cold! - Submitted by: Amy
Led Zeppelin's, "Immigrant Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Always sweet, refreshing, ahh!
The Real Lyrics:
On we sweep with threshing oar.
The Story: I play this with my band, and for a long time we would see the drummer pretend to hold something up during this part of the song, and we asked him what it was. 'It's a soda can! 'Refreshing, Ahh!'' Obviously his version has more commercial potential than the original. - Submitted by: bunga
Led Zeppelin's, "Immigrant Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come to the land of ice cream cones.
The Real Lyrics:
We come from the land of ice and snow.
The Story: It was a disc jockey who misunderstood and quoted these lyrics in his introduction.Gives a whole other picture, doesn't it? - Submitted by: Liz Stine
Led Zeppelin's, "In My Time of Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh my Cheetos! Oh my Cheetos!
The Real Lyrics:
Oh my Jesus! Oh my Jesus!
The Story: I thought Robert Plant was getting all excited about chips, particularly Cheetos... However, now when I song along, I sing: "Oh my Cheetos, my Doritos, and Tostitos, and my Friiiiitos!" - Submitted by: Methywoz
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin' Lovin Maid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and pipsy ham.
The Real Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat.
The Story: Never could figure out as a kid why someone would have a ham and an umbrella together LOL. got the lyrics straight as I got older - Submitted by: Mitchell McGinnis
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin' Lovin' Maid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple apparatus and a fifth percent hair
The Real Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat
The Story: I just didn't know what the ***** that meant. The only explanation that made sense to me was that it was about some old broad who just wouldn't quit, lol - Submitted by: Guy Brunet
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin' Lovin' Maid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifth in hand. . .
The Real Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat. . .
The Story: The maid was prepared. Just sounded right. - Submitted by: TD
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin' Lovin' Maid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With the f##ker and the maid and the servants three
The Real Lyrics:
With the butler and the maid and the servants three
The Story: For many years I thought the "misheard" lyrics were correct until I found out the real lyrics recently. - Submitted by: James D
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin', Lovin' Maid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple operator and a fifty per-cent hair
The Real Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat.
The Story: No one seems to really know the lyrics until they look them up. After I looked them up, I was singing in the office: "with a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat...... Every time I did this someone would say: oh, those are the real lyrics? I never knew before. - Submitted by: Bryan A Zimmer
Led Zeppelin's, "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Helen told tales of how it used to be
The Real Lyrics:
Tellin' tall tales of how it used to be
The Story: I sang this amongst friends, and Helen happened to be the mother of one of said friends. I was embarrassed to find out I was very wrong indeed. - Submitted by: Creamy Chicken Rogers
Led Zeppelin's, "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fix in hand
The Real Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat
The Story: Musta been high - Submitted by: Fleecemon
Led Zeppelin's, "Misty Mountain Hop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey boy, do you want a scone?
The Real Lyrics:
Hey boy, do you wanna score?
The Story: The people "saying" this lyrics are stoned/hippies and I genuinely thought that scones [as in afternoon tea] happened to be on their agenda. Apparently not. - Submitted by: Alice
Led Zeppelin's, "Misty Mountain Hop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey there Whoopee Cat
The Real Lyrics:
Hey there would we care
The Story: I was about 7 when I got the 45 rpm of 'Black Dog" and "Misty Mountain Hop" was the B-side. It always sounded like Whoopee cat. - Submitted by: Richard Gillespie
Led Zeppelin's, "Misty Mountain Hop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby
What do ya think I saw?
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair, singing
They're going to a star
And y'know how it is I really don't know what time it was
So I asked 'em if I could stay and whine
I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really really out on my mile
Just then, happy please men stepped up to me as dust
Said, "please say whoopee cat"
All gettin' lyin', gettin' lyin'
The Real Lyrics:
Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby
What d'ya, what d'ya think I saw
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said, "Hey, boy, do you wanna score"
And y'know how it is I really don't know what time it was, whoa-ho-ho
So I asked 'em if I could stay a while
I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really really outta my mind
Just then, a policeman stepped up to me
Asked us, said, please, hey, would we care to all get in line, get in line
The Story: I had the album on 8-track as a kid and this is what I though the lyrics were. - Submitted by: twisp
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock And Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A kick in the tits!
The Real Lyrics:
I can't count the tears!
The Story: I sang this one day in a car with family. Wish I knew what the real lyrics were. Crap. - Submitted by: Whatever
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock And Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bin so long since I walked in a rule ay
A Lincoln Arms just can't walk right, yeah.
The Real Lyrics:
Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight
Yeah, making vows that just can't work right, yeah.
The Story: I sang this for years as I have been a Zeppelin fan for years. It was the Lincoln Arms that eluded me, I just couldn't think of anything better. - Submitted by: diane
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock And Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get it on down to the f***in' road.
The Real Lyrics:
It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.
The Story: I heard this song in a TV ad for Cadillac, and the above misheard lyrics seem clearly to jump out at me. I wondered why the heck Cadillac would use such a song in its ad. - Submitted by: Pepper Jones
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock N' Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Spirilon time since I rock 'n' roll.
The Real Lyrics:
It's been a long time since I rock 'n' roll.
The Story: Once a guy asked my friend's band to play the song 'Spirilon'. - Submitted by: Jarbas
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock and Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's been a long time since I drove this row
The Real Lyrics:
It's been a long time since I rock and rolled
The Story: - Submitted by: Mr. Loop
Led Zeppelin's, "Rock and Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Timmy McVeigh, Timmy McVeigh, Timmy McVeigh.
Babe, he's where I come from.
The Real Lyrics:
Carry me back, carry me back, carry me back.
Baby, where I come from.
The Story: Yeah, I was singing this song really loud at a karaoke bar and I didn't bother to look at the monitor thinking I knew the song. But when I got to that part everybody just got dead silent. Then my boyfriend started cracking up laughing. I didn't even finish the song. I just walked off stage. I always wondered why Zeppelin would sing a song about the Oklahoma City Bomber years before it happened. Duh! - Submitted by: Saafire*
Led Zeppelin's, "Sick Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come the winter, I'll be ready in the scene
How could you, pretty blue eyes?
One day soon you're gonna read, sixteen,
Ain't it likely, on the sea and fry
Touchin' babies from your teenage drain and the lobby of Hotel Paradise
To the circus, on to L.A., Queens
How fast to learn, go down inside
Just, like, the chair is on the brown-eye queen
Come on, brass and brush my eyes
Said you done this since you were 13
Said you didn't at your healing side
Ours, ours! All the moments in between
Baby I can time it twice
Funnin' comin'
Oh the painin' baby
Paint and try those silver eyes
The Real Lyrics:
From the window of your rented limousine
I caught your pretty blue eyes
One day soon you're gonna reach sixteen
A painted lady in the city of lies
Clutchin' pages from your teenage dream in the lobby of the hotel paradise
Through the circus of the L.A. queens
How fast you'll learn the downhill slide
Lips like cherries on the brow of a queen
Does "come-on" flash across your eyes
Said ya dug me since ya were thirteen
Then you giggled as you heaved and sighed
Hours, hours were the moments in between
Oh, baby, how the time flies
The fun of comin', oh, the pain in leavin'
Oh, baby, dry those silver eyes
The Story: These are what I long thought the lyrics were. Close but not quite... - Submitted by: allin
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows(,) taller than I was told
There walks a lady we all know
Who shine white light and wants to show
Howe everything still turns to (gold/stone)
And if you listen very hard
Then doom will come (or taunt) to/at you at last
One all are one and one is all
To be a rock, and not to roll
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows are taller than our souls
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines a white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
For there to be a rock and not to roll.
The Story: I think it may have been recorded with doubled lyrics intentionally to give these duel meanings as to create the very illusion that the woman in the song was confused. - Submitted by: Scott Mayers
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And every wino down the road
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road
The Story: I just, for the longest time, thought it was kinda odd that a very successful, gentlemanly English chap would have any frame of reference about places like 'skid row', or the bowery, or any decrepit place of seedy alcoholics. - Submitted by: Kevin Neslund
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And she climbing a stairway to Heaven.
The Real Lyrics:
And she's buying a stairway to Heaven.
The Story: I only found out this mistake recently when the lyrics were posted on YouTube. I'm 46 years old, and feel I've been living a lie all my life. - Submitted by: Michael Richman
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And there's a rhino down the road.
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road.
The Story: My friend had a Zeppelin poster on the wall with the lyrics to the chorus of Stairway to Heaven on it. Another 'friend' saw it one day and then told us what he had always thought it was. He then decided that he was small and pathetic and decided to end his life soon after - Submitted by: Andy Burito
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And there's a whino down the road.
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road
The Story: I was playing guitar with my husband when he started to sing this classic oldy. I darn near hit the floor laughing when I heard him sing those mislyrics. - Submitted by: Jo-d
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Following the stairway to heaven
The Real Lyrics:
Buying the stairway to heaven
The Story: It was actually my friend who thought buying was following. He was so convinced that he bet me and a group of our friends a total of $180.00 dollars on the lyrics. We proceeded to look them up via internet and he was down 180. - Submitted by: brett smith
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I should have stolen a hot stone.
The Real Lyrics:
Our shadows taller than our souls.
The Story: I was supposed to be transcribing the lyrics of this song for my German exchange partner who wanted to know what they were. Because I'm English, she thought I'd understood them. Unfortunately, we weren't using the original version, but some weird thing featuring the Red Army Choir singing the 'it makes me wonder' bit. It was actually really funny, but quite difficult to follow, and therefore what I actually transcribed was pretty much gibberish in places. Although the saddest thing is that I got this line wrong again when listening to the original. - Submitted by: Zelda
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And she's flying a stairway to heaven
The Real Lyrics:
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
The Story: My older sister was playing 'Stairway to Heaven' and I heard the above lyric and I asked her,'How can you fly a stairway?' She just looked at me and burst out laughing, then promptly corrected me. - Submitted by: DBaum
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And there's a wino down the road...
It was a lady we all know.
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road...
There walks a lady we all know...
The Story: Years later I find out there never was a wino down the road. Imagine that. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought there was a wino down that road! - Submitted by: A. Mendoza
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If there's a bustle and you hustle
And there's the lawman
It's just a speaking of the ween Queen
The Real Lyrics:
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen
The Story: That's how I always thought it was. No one I knew knew the lyrics; everyone just mumbled and shouted out what they thought they heard. - Submitted by: DIOS
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If there's a muscle in your head loose,
you'll be a lawman
The Real Lyrics:
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow,
don't be alarmed now
The Story: It wasn't me who misheard the lyric, it was my husband. We argued about it for months until I finally accessed a website and printed the lyrics for him. He still insists he's right and Led Zeppelin is wrong! - Submitted by: Barb Bavier
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If there's a rustle in your head now...
Don't be alarmed now...
It's just a sprinkling for the Made Queen..
The Real Lyrics:
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen
The Story: That's what I wanted to hear 'cause I thought those were cool lyrics. Sometimes lyrics don't need to make sense to be cool. Sometimes because they are cool they somehow make sense....LOL. - Submitted by: Brody Witmer
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Then the Pie Bird will lead us to reason
The Real Lyrics:
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
The Story: A girlfriend of mine thought this was the lyric. She was not to happy with me when I cracked up. Hey, loves come and go, but funny is funny! - Submitted by: Jeff Soderberg
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When she gets there she knows
It restores our old clothes.
The Real Lyrics:
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed.
The Story: This is my best friends error, and he actually bet me money that he was right! Easiest 5 bucks I've ever made. - Submitted by: Salvatore
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
and there's a wino down the road
The Real Lyrics:
And as we wind on down the road
The Story: I worked with a guy who sang it this way who thought it was the right lyrics. - Submitted by: Jeff Soderberg
Led Zeppelin's, "Tea for One"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There was a time that I stooped on
In the eyes of other men
But momma, oh Joyce, I left you woman
And now I can't get you back again
The Real Lyrics:
There was a time that I stood tall
In the eyes of other men
But by my own choice I left you woman
And now I can't get you back again
The Story: I've been singing this for decades. I just heard the correct lyrics yesterday on a Joe Bonamassa cover! - Submitted by: Andy Collins
Led Zeppelin's, "Ten Years Gone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Through the eyes an' I sparkle,
Senses growing keen
The Real Lyrics:
Dewy eyes that sparkle,
Senses growing keen
The Story: Never thought the words listed on the lyrics sites made sense. Found the copyrighted lyrics .... now they make sense - Submitted by: Zep Fan
Led Zeppelin's, "The Battle Of Evermore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dance in the dark of night
Run like a fly.
The Real Lyrics:
Dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morning light.
The Story: My friend started singing 'run like a fly' in a really high pitched voice. My only reaction was, 'What the h***?' Then he started singing Sandy Denny's line in 'The Battle of Evermore'. I then gave him the correct lyrics after having a good laugh. Anyway, how he got that from 'sing to the morning light' is beyond me. - Submitted by: Wadded Beef
Led Zeppelin's, "Trampled Under Foot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tracy stick down on it
Grooving, let her treat
I can lay her, hold it all
Tommorow ain't no seal
Talkin' 'bout love
Trouble free transmission
Thought you will explode
Mama, let me pump your balls
Mama, let me do it all
Tricked-out heavy metal underneath your hood
Baby I can rubber, know it, believe I got the public, too
Autobile a-comin', really pilled and stall
Special is tradition. Mama, let me, please, my-y
Talkin' 'bout love
In fact we had condition, hear me, ginza roar
Guaranteed to, mama, ahhh, mama, let me,
Perfect times!
Talkin' 'bout love
Groovin' on the free, yeah, agents on the run
Come down on my gasoline, livin' on the country air
Talkin' 'bout love I guess I'm talking about,
I guess I'm talking about
Try Bonham
I'm coming to her Country, me, the servers every hundred miles
Baby let me check your pulse, picture of the top
Talkin' 'bout love
Come here on the mind, comes in, in the side
Makes me wonder what I did before these sacred eyes
Talkin' 'bout love
Fair, the light suspends ya.
Cold, he's gettin' home I'm so glad I took a look.
Side your shore and doors.
I guess I'm talkin' about love
The Real Lyrics:
Greasy, slicked-down body, groovy leather trim
I like the way you hold the road
Mama, it ain't no sin
Talkin' 'bout love
Trouble-free transmission helps your oils flow
Mama, let me pump your gas, mama, let me through your door
Talkin' 'bout love
Dig that heavy metal underneath your hood
Baby, I can work all night, believe I got the perfect tools
Talkin' 'bout love
A model built for comfort, really built with style
Specialist edition, mama, let me feast my eyes
Talkin' 'bout love
Factory air-conditioned, heat begins to rise
Guaranteed to run for hours, mama, let me pull your tires
Talkin' 'bout love
Groovin' on the freeway, gauge is on the red
Gun down on my gasoline, believe I'm gonna crack your head
Talkin' 'bout love I can't stop talkin' about
Drive on
I'm comin' through
Come to me for service every hundred miles
Baby, let me check your points, fix your overdrive
Talkin' 'bout love
Fully automatic, comes in any size
Makes me wonder what I did before we synchronized
Talkin' 'bout love
Feather-light suspension, Koni's couldn't hold
I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors
Talkin' 'bout love I can't stop talkin' about love
The Story: These are the the lyrics I thought Robert sang when I was young. I guess the whole car-a-sex metaphor went right over my head (I hadn't heard of "Terraplane Blues", of which this is a rewrite). It's amazing I had almost none right. But if you listen, my lyrics worked! - Submitted by: John
Led Zeppelin's, "When The Levee Breaks"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The mean old lady
The Real Lyrics:
If it keeps on rainin'
The Story: My boyfriend,(we'll call him Kevin) who I have known for years and have often times listened to this song with, suddenly belted out this mis-heard lyric at a party the other night. I have told Kevin about what the song means to me more than once and in all our discussions about the song, 'the mean old lady' never came up. He had always thought she must have been the plantation owner's wife and had ordered these men out into the storm to build the levee. - Submitted by: Jen
Led Zeppelin's, "When the Levee Breaks"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mean old lady taught me to weep and moan.
The Real Lyrics:
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
The Story: This is for Jen whose boyfriend thought he heard "mean old lady". The lyrics are very close-Mean old LEVEE-so he wasn't too far off! - Submitted by: Kimber
Led Zeppelin's, "Whole Lotta Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby you need cool air,
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, You need coolin', baby I'm not foolin'
The Story: I was just singing this in Walmart in Florida because it is so hot and humid here right now. Thought I would check. Whoops. 40 years of singing it wrong! Friends did think it was Kool Aid - Submitted by: Bill Maass
Led Zeppelin's, "Whole Lotta Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You need Kool-Aid
The Real Lyrics:
You need coolin'
The Story: My best friend and I would always get into her brothers' albums (those black disc thingees that we had in the old days! lol) and we'd always sing 'You need Kool-Aid' at the beginning of 'Whole Lotta Love'... until he laughed his head off after hearing us... and told us what the words really were :) - Submitted by: Tammy R.
Led Zeppelin's, "Whole Lotta Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You need coolie, baby I'm no foolie
The Real Lyrics:
You need coolin', baby I'm not foolin'
The Story: I thought "coolie" was a slang term for dope. - Submitted by: Dale
Led Zeppelin's, "You Shook Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I had to burn that whistle
And had to burn that same.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, I have birds that whistle
And I have birds that sing.
The Story: The misheard lyrics I have submitted were the actual ones quoted in a guitar tab book for Led Zeps first album. - Submitted by: James d

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