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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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Maroon 5's, "Animals"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just like animals, animals, like animals, boys.
The Real Lyrics:
Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
The Story: Honestly I was kind of surprised when I found out it wasn't saying "like animals, boys". I live in the south and a lot of people here pronounce the word "boys" like "bozz", and that's what I thought I was hearing in the song. I actually know quite a few other people around here who thought the same. - Submitted by: Nick
Maroon 5's, "Harder To Breathe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How big's your p***s?
Let's ride it like a legged spack.
The Real Lyrics:
Clutching your pillows
And writhing in a naked sweat.
The Story: You can thank my friend, who was singing this at the top of her voice in some really bad impersonation of Adam Levine. Because of this, I didn't really know what she was saying. Couple this with the fact I didn't know the words to the song anyway, my jaw dropped at the aforementioned line and I had to interject with a 'what the Hell did you just say?' Even though I've been stood corrected since then, I'm still wondering what a 'leggeds spack' could possibly be...? - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Maroon 5's, "Harder To Breathe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How dare you say that mommy it is unacceptable
The Real Lyrics:
How dare you say that my behavior's unacceptable
The Story: It was 8th grade and I sang this song around my friends. They laughed at me and told me it was wrong. So I looked it up and it WAS wrong. - Submitted by: kalebdaynes@yahoo.com
Maroon 5's, "It Was Always You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Woke up swinging from a tree
The Real Lyrics:
Woke up sweating from a dream
The Story: Please understand English is my second language. - Submitted by: Scandia
Maroon 5's, "Makes Me Wonder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I've been here before,one day a week......
The Real Lyrics:
And I've been here before,one day I'll wake up
The Story: People always mis interpret this one. - Submitted by: Kyia
Maroon 5's, "Maps"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bowling, bowling, bowling
The Real Lyrics:
Following, following, following
The Story: I was listening to the song on a cheap radio in mono. - Submitted by: Chris Bodily TM
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Tiger.
The Real Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger.
The Story: To me it makes more sense that the singer would be singing about Tigers than (Mick) Jagger. - Submitted by: James Jaworski
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got to move love jack
The Real Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger.
The Story: I didn't know the name of this song for ages because I was mishearing this part every time I heard it. When I looked up Move Love Jack on Google nothing ever came up. It wasn't until the name was announced after the song on the radio did I know my flub. No one else will believe me that this is what I misheard. - Submitted by: Trax
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got to move this Jaguar
The Real Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger
The Story: Since I drive a Jaguar, my ears perked up when I first heard this song on the radio. However, a quick search told me that they weren't singing about my car. :( - Submitted by: Catherine
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me tell choke
The Real Lyrics:
Kiss me 'til you're drunk
The Story: I have to preform this song in a elementary school talent show. - Submitted by: Roula
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me to your junk and I'll hold you
The Real Lyrics:
Kiss me 'til you're drunk and I'll show you
The Story: I literally just found out those aren't the actual lyrics now. - Submitted by: some girl
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Moves like jaguar
The Real Lyrics:
Moves like jagger
The Story: I thought it was about jaguars. - Submitted by: Lucy
Maroon 5's, "Payphone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm out of faith for trying to call home
The Real Lyrics:
I'm at a payphone trying to call home
The Story: This what I thought I heard the first time I heard this song. - Submitted by: Alberto
Maroon 5's, "She Will Be Loved"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I fed you so many times
But somehow I want more.
The Real Lyrics:
I've had you so many times
But somehow I want more.
The Story: It puts a funny image in my head: The singer is a woman who sounds like a man, and is talking about how she is breastfeeding a baby. She enjoys it and wants to do it all the time. - Submitted by: Inferno714
Maroon 5's, "She Will Be Loved"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're the queen of only 80 sheep
Had some trouble with her fleece.
The Real Lyrics:
Beauty queen at only 18
She had some trouble with herself.
The Story: I went home and told my New Zealand friend that I heard a song written for her and her sheep. - Submitted by: Lou
Maroon 5's, "Shiver"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You fill my heart with Gatorade.
The Real Lyrics:
You feel your heart begin to race.
The Story: My sister and I were playing Mario Party 4 late one night and she put Maroon 5's 'Songs About Jane' in my CD/Radio Clock. When we got to this part of the song, I said, 'Did he just say 'You fill my heart with Gatorade?'' She said no, but didn't say what the real lyrics were. - Submitted by: Kyle
Maroon 5's, "Shiver"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You fill your heart but get a raise
The Real Lyrics:
You feel your heart begin to race.
The Story: I was listening to it forever before I figured it out - Submitted by: Kyla
Maroon 5's, "Sugar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shut up
Yes, please
Won't you come and party down on me?
The Real Lyrics:
Your sugar
Yes, please
Won't you come and put it down on me?
The Story: After listening to Walk The Moon's Shut Up and Dance, i misheard "Sugar" as "Shut Up". I also heard "Put It" as "Party" - Submitted by: John Howarth
Maroon 5's, "Sunday Morning"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sunday morning, rain is falling
Steal some covers, shed some skin.
The Real Lyrics:
Sunday morning rain is falling
Steal some covers share some skin.
The Story: Let's hope it's *only* a really horrible skin disease. - Submitted by: Song
Maroon 5's, "Sunday Morning"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The radio, I leave
Darkness, she is all I see.
The Real Lyrics:
That may be all I need
Darkness, she is all I see.
The Story: I swear, until I found this site (the link was sent to me regarding the names of famous offspring), I had no idea of the correct lyrics to a song I love. I feel really, really stupid now. I must go make sure I'm not skewering other songs I love. - Submitted by: Jncjen
Maroon 5's, "Tangled"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know how I got so tangoed, oh.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know how I got so tangled up.
The Story: I was singing it to my 3 year old cousin. The she started singing it every time that Tangoed advertisement came on TV. - Submitted by: E_k_anonymous
Maroon 5's, "The Sun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And trying to recreate images... Life gives us swamp ass.
The Real Lyrics:
And trying to recreate images life gives us from our past.
The Story: I still can't hear the real lyric in the song, and I crack up every time I play the song because its timing is off with the real lyric and the "swamp ass" lyric is that much more melodic and funny and damn true. - Submitted by: Martin

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