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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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Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Animal misfit - a son of a bitch.
The Real Lyrics:
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch.
The Story: That song was on the radio a lot in the '70s, and AM Radio was still as popular as ever. My work truck had a single speaker in the dash and a stock AM radio. I misheard a lot of lyrics, but this one sticks in my head. - Submitted by: Michael Stone
Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Herb broke a salt shaker
The Real Lyrics:
Heartbreaker soulshaker
The Story: When I first got the record, I was very confused. - Submitted by: Matthew
Nazareth's, "Hair of the Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Red hot mama, no head trauma
The Real Lyrics:
Red hot mama, velvet charmer
The Story: I thought since the chorus of this song was "now you're messin' with a S.O.B," I always assumed he was saying the guy he beat up wounded up a concussion or something. - Submitted by: Caro
Nazareth's, "Love Hurts"
The Misheard Lyrics:
LaVerne
The Real Lyrics:
Love hurts.
The Story: The song was out when the show 'Laverne & Shirley' was big, so my sister (a big fan of the show) was absolutely convinced the song was related to the show, and would dance around singing, 'La-ah-Verne!' - Submitted by: Marie Cloutier
Nazareth's, "Love Hurts"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love is like a flame, Laverne you get it hot
The Real Lyrics:
Love is like a flame, it burns you when it's hot
The Story: I was about 11 or 12 when this song came out, and "Laverne and Shirley" was one of my favorite television shows. Like others, I also thought this song was about "Laverne"; an easy mistake for a young girl who'd yet to have her heart broken. - Submitted by: Desiree
Nazareth's, "My White Bicycle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My wife's bi-sexual.
The Real Lyrics:
My white bicycle
The Story: A guy in the pub didn't know the band, but was convinced this is what Dan McCafferty was singing. - Submitted by: Kwizbo

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