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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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Nelly Furtado's, "All Good Things"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well the dogs were whistlin' in a youtube
Barking at the moo moon.
The Real Lyrics:
Well the dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon.
The Story: I found it bizarre that Nelly Furtado was singing about dogs whistling in a youtube. So I actually went onto youtube.com and couldn't find any actual whistling dogs. From that point, I found that it couldn't be right. I was proven correct. - Submitted by: Tom Bell
Nelly Furtado's, "Forca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come home 'n' fork all
Come home 'n' fork all
Come home, Nino, like a matador
Fork all, fork all.
The Real Lyrics:
Com uma forca
Com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar
Forca, forca.
The Story: I thought that it was a farmer's song, who was longing for the matador's love - Submitted by: ANNE MARIE WILSON
Nelly Furtado's, "Forca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pull on my f***skin
Pull on my f***skin
Pull on my f***skin
Then you gamble on my 'nads.
The Real Lyrics:
Com uma forca
Com uma forca
Com uma fome que
Ninguem pode matar.
The Story: I heard this song for the first time on a music channel. I wasn't aware she was singing in Portuguese during the chorus. So when I heard the song, coupled with the news about it being a song for Euro 2004, I wondered what such a graphic song had to do with football. Then it got me thinking. Guess there's a link after all, albeit a tenuous one. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Nelly Furtado's, "Glow"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Glow, glow, glow, glow
I'm f***ing you, good baby
Glow, glow, glow, glow.
The Real Lyrics:
Glow, glow, glow, glow
How far can you go, make me
Glow, glow, glow, glow.
The Story: I was in the car going on holiday with my friend's family. And I said to her father, "I thought you didn't like songs that swore?" He went, "Hmm? Where does it swear?". I waited for the section to come on again, and said, "There, I'm f***ing you, good baby" His face: "Kill me now." - Submitted by: Imperphection
Nelly Furtado's, "Hey, Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pour me a glass of glue - waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhheeeee!
The Real Lyrics:
Pour me a glass of your wine!
The Story: I thought Nelly was simply expressing the inevitably adverse effects of drinking a glass of glue in an attempt to show how 'wacky' she is. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hung like a bird
The Real Lyrics:
I'm like a bird
The Story: I was sitting in the car with my best friend and this song came on the radio. I started to sing along and my friend caught my mistake. It was really funny because she had to explain to me what 'hung like a bird' meant! - Submitted by: Paige
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know where my phone is.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know where my home is.
The Story: Honestly, I thought this song was about a girl who lost her cellphone! - Submitted by: Bob Breyer
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know where my throat is
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know where my soul is.
The Story: I've seriously thought this is what she was saying all the years since it came out. I figured since she was talking about being like a bird that she may not really know where her throat is. - Submitted by: Dianne
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like Lemon Curd
I wanna eat all day
I don't know where my bowl is
I don't know where my foam is.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm like a bird
I'll only fly away
I don't know where my soul is
I don't know where my home is.
The Story: It was a simple mistake I found about the mis-heard lyrics. I mean, lemon curd is such a popular thing here in the UK, it was like I knew what she was talking about. Sorry Nelly. - Submitted by: James Pugh
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like the way.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm like a bird.
The Story: I was singing the wrong lyrics for weeks before the girl I work with finally burst out, 'I'm like a bird, I'm like a bird!' I didn't know what she was talking about until she explained my mistake to me. - Submitted by: Danie
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just scared
That I might follow through.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just scared
That we might fall through.
The Story: When I heard the song, I thought she mentioned crapping her knickers. I checked the song booklet only to find that it was 'fall through' and not 'follow through.' - Submitted by: Scott
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm like a bug.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm like a bird.
The Story: First time I heard this song was in my sleep, and had a dream about it. About having fun times with some cute girl, being free to roam like bugs, ladybugs in particular. Wasn't until a week later I learned what the song was called and therefore what she was really saying. Kinda lost some appeal, I like the ladybug idea better. - Submitted by: Troy
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like A Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're never, ever fake... You have faith in me, bring me tea
The Real Lyrics:
You'll never, ever fade... Your faith in me brings me to tears
The Story: I've always known the lyrics weren't "You have faith in me, bring me tea", but I couldn't figure out what she was really singing. And well, I had no idea that I was mishearing the second line until I actually googled the lyrics! - Submitted by: Zoe
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like a Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know where my boat is
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know where my soul is
The Story: My dad and I were in Shoney's, trying to figure out what she was saying, and finally, my dad started singing, 'I don't know where my boat is' and everyone turned around and looked at him. - Submitted by: Mouse
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like a Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know where my mom is
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know where my home is
The Story: My little boy kept asking me one day to play the song about the girl that couldn't find her mom. I had no idea what he was talking about until he started singing 'I don't know where my mom is'. I told him she was sating 'home' amd 'soul' but he didn't believe me. Finally one day, he said 'You're right, mom, she says 'home'' - Submitted by: Tool Princess
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like a Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I"m LARRY BIRD
The Real Lyrics:
I'm like a bird
The Story: I actually like my own lyrics better. - Submitted by: Joe D
Nelly Furtado's, "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Make you cut cards
The Real Lyrics:
Make you cut cords
The Story: I heard this song while playing poker at a casino one night; so cutting cards immediately came to mind. - Submitted by: Mean Gene
Nelly Furtado's, "Maneater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Make you want more buffalo
The Real Lyrics:
Make you want all, of her love
The Story: What can I say, I must've sung this to myself a dozen or more times and actually thought she was singing 'buffalo' and I thought 'buffalo' was a slang term for sex! - Submitted by: Stuart Owens
Nelly Furtado's, "On the Radio (Remember the Days)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pee without looking down. (OPEN FIRE!)
The Real Lyrics:
be up here and not look down
The Story: Whenever I would hear this song on the radio, I thought it was that lyric, I once sang it out loud in the car with my best friend while road tripping. She said, "I don't think that's the lyrics," and we argued this for a good hour. I had my iPod on shuffle and this song came on, I decided to look up the lyrics... almost 10 years later I messaged her and said "you're right..." she never let me live it down. - Submitted by: Blueeyedfire
Nelly Furtado's, "Onde Estas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Design a studio
Design a studio
With Spearo The Monkey
Spearo The Monkey
The Real Lyrics:
Nas horas do dia
Nas horas do dia
Espero a noite
Espero a noite
The Story: I was walking down the road when I heard this tune blaring from someone's bedroom window. At first I thought it was either a trailer for a new interior design programme or a radio advert for one. Since I was so incredulously perplexed as to who would dream of giving themselves a stage name of 'Spearo The Monkey', I thought to make a note of this 'programme' and see if I could catch it. When I returned home, my sister had just bought Nelly's album and lo and behold, that's when I realised that person must've been playing the same thing because this song came on. Good thing I kept schtum and didn't reveal to her what I thought it was intiially. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Nelly Furtado's, "Say It Right"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I could kill you with my ass and something that it made.
The Real Lyrics:
From my hands I could give you Something that I made
The Story: I had just assumed for years that this was the lyrics. Was kinda grossed out by it, actually. - Submitted by: Eric
Nelly Furtado's, "Turn Off The Lights"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Poppity, poppity, poppity, dow, dow, dow, dow
or
Hoppity, hoppity, hoppity, now, now, now, now
or
Bobbity, bobbity, bobbity, Brown, brown, brown, brown
The Real Lyrics:
Follow me, follow me, follow me, down, down, down, down
The Story: This song got me so puzzled. At first I thought she was telling Bobby Brown to look at her dreams. Then I thought she was dreamng about rabbits. Then I thought she was singing about Wall Street! This song gave me a huge headache because I was trying to figure out what rabbits, Bobby Brown or Wall Street had to do with the rest of the song or what the hell a poppity was! When I heard the real lyrics I was so relieved because no self respecting singer would sing something like what I thoght she sang. - Submitted by: Lenny Quites
Nelly Furtado's, "Turn Off The Light"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a naked inside in my bed.
The Real Lyrics:
There's an aching inside my head.
The Story: Ever since I knew this song, I've been singing it the wrong way until I finally bought the CD and saw that there was a difference. :))) - Submitted by: Mr. G
Nelly Furtado's, "Turn Out The Light"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bumpity, bumpity, bumpity, meow, meow, meow, meow
The Real Lyrics:
Follow me, follow me, follow me, down, down, down, down.
The Story: I heard this on a cheap car radio - hence the misunderstanding. - Submitted by: Randoon
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