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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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Melanie's, "(Lay Down) Candles In The Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let your white sperm fly up.
The Real Lyrics:
Let your white bird smile up.
The Story: When we were kids, we thought that is what she was singing. We would whisper this lyrics to each other. Finally, I mentioned it to my mother, but she promptly corrected me. But, I was also the one that thought that the Clampetts had a Semen Pond. - Submitted by: Jackie
Melanie's, "A Brand New Key"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I ride my bike,
I rollerskate,
don't drive no car
don't go to bed
but I go pretty far
The Real Lyrics:
I ride my bike,
I rollerskate,
don't drive no car
don't go too fast
but I go pretty far
The Story: Melanie is supposed to be a little girl in this song. Since she is using a cutesy little girl voice, I nearly fell off my car seat when I misheard her sing, 'don't go to bed but I go pretty far...' - Submitted by: Wayne Nehwadowich
Melanie's, "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lay down, lay down
Lay it all down
Let your wife turn to Milo.
The Real Lyrics:
Lay down, lay down
Lay it all down
Let your white birds smile on.
The Story: I heard my friend sing this, in all seriousness, and very earnestly, too. He was ribbed about it for almost a year. - Submitted by: Chris Morgan

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