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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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Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And though I try to hide it, it's clear
I blow bubbles when you are not here
The Real Lyrics:
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
The Story: Sining in car with friend and totally getting the lyrics wrong! - Submitted by: Georgia
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everytime I say goodbye to my chook.
or
There's a fly in my soup.
The Real Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and I choke.
The Story: Loved it, and we all laughed cause I didn't know what she was singing. So it was always the 'fly in my soup' song. - Submitted by: Paula
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I blow bubbles when you are not here.
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not here.
The Story: I thought (for better or worse) these were the lyrics until my wife got sick of me quietly singing them every time I heard the song. She finally told me in 2003. Four years after I first heard it. - Submitted by: Chris McCracken
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and I choke
try to walk away and I stumble
though I try to hide it, its clear
I wear goggles when you are not here
The Real Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and I choke
try to walk away and I stumble
though I try to hide it, its clear
my world crumbles when you are not near
The Story: I overheard my friend sing this, and I had to tell her that she was very wrong! It must be said that she had lived in england for almost four years and returned to Denmark where we are from!!! But I don't think that it's an excuse for being so 'stupid'. We laughed alot that day!!! And I promised her not to tell anyone but..... - Submitted by: Louise Brown
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and macho
Try to walk away and I stumble.
The Real Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble.
The Story: Always wondered what she was singing about in this line. Complaining about machos? Having an appetite for nachos (see other suggestions) ? Simply snoozing (ha-choo)? I didnĀ“t find out until now... - Submitted by: Gunnar
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye to my troops,
I try to walk away and I stumble.
The Real Lyrics:
I try to say goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
The Story: My best friend Tina and I always sing in the car. So one day, the song is on, and she starts singing- 'I try to say goodbye to my troops...' and I say- 'What did you just sing?', so she repeats it back to me. I laugh and go- 'No, No, no! The lyric is 'I try to say goodbye and I choke!'' and she just looks at me and goes- 'This whole time, I thought this was a really patriotic song!!!' - Submitted by: Tina
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wear goggles when you are not here
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not here
The Story: Sitting in the car with my mum. singing at the top of my lungs...the wrong lyrics. :( - Submitted by: Badger
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wear goggles when you are not near.
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not here.
The Story: I was backpacking around Europe in 2000, and one fabulous evening in Rome. I was sitting on a rooftop terrace of a quaint hostel, watching the sun set over the city. And one of the other backpackers pulled out a guitar and started strumming. Of course, I started to sing along and we jammed a bit and ended up launching into this song, where I sang at the top of my voice, in front of the whole hostel, 'I wear goggles when you are not near' - Submitted by: Laura
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wear goggles when you are not near.
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not here.
The Story: Me, my mother, and my friend sat in the car and turn the radio up as loud as it went practically to figure out what it was saying. - Submitted by: 5x2
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wear goggles when you are not near
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not near
The Story: Working in a kitchen in 2000 having a debate with the other chefs about what the lyrics were. We all wondered why she would wear swimming goggles when people weren't around. Had to look up the lyrics to find out what she actually said. - Submitted by: Karina
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wear goggles when you're not hear.
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not here.
The Story: My mate was 100% convinced they were the right words---even when I showed him the actual lyrics. He said he must have another version of the album. - Submitted by: Rach
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wore goggles when you are not here
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you are not near
The Story: My daughter thought these were the words (she was 5 or 6) when we first heard the song and I almost drove off the road because I was laughing so hard. :-) - Submitted by: mms
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wore goggles when you were not here.
The Real Lyrics:
My world crumbles when you're not here.
The Story: Just the fact that once my friend pointed out that she misheard this, I can't listen to the song without picturing her in goggles. - Submitted by: laughing_newt
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My love crumbles when you are not here... (New York kisses a**!!)
The Real Lyrics:
(Your love, kisses and such!)
The Story: Macy shouts this toward the very end of the song. I always thought that she didn't like NYC for whatever reason. - Submitted by: Al
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Though I'm not invited, it's cool.
My heart bubbles when you are not near.
The Real Lyrics:
Though I try to hide it, it's clear.
My world crumbles when you are not near.
The Story: When I first heard the song, I couldn't stop laughing. I thought she was trying to sound like Eric Cartman from South Park. Of course, I was wrong. There was some other stuff that was hard to interpret. I like the song, but I still laugh whenever I hear that song. - Submitted by: Chris Smith
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Try to walk away and I stop walking
The Real Lyrics:
Try to walk away and I stumble
The Story: This wasnt me that got this so incredibly wrong. My family and 2 other families where leaving for a trip to Mexico. We where at other family's house and listen to the radio, this song came on and a girl from the other family [she's about nine] started singing the wrong lyrics. We never actually got around to telling her the correct ones. ;) - Submitted by: JORDiE
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