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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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Nickelback's, "Figured You Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like the white stains on your dress.
The Real Lyrics:
i like the wine stains on your dress.
The Story: It (the misheard lyric) reminded me of the good old days with Bill (Clinton) and Monica (Lewinsky). - Submitted by: Gphiegl
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause little women must've damn near killed you.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause living with me must have damn near killed you.
The Story: My ex-girlfriend and I used to say the song was about midgets on 'The Jerry Springer Show'. - Submitted by: Amanda
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been down
To the bottom of Harry Potter.
The Real Lyrics:
I've been down
To the bottom of every bottle.
The Story: We convinced a German foreign exchange student that the misheard lyric was, in fact, the correct lyric--and he often sang it at parties. - Submitted by: Ryan Raab
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's not like you didn't know that
I said I love you and I swear I still do
It must have been so bad
The other women must have damn near killed you
The Real Lyrics:
It's not like you didn't know that
I said I love you and I swear I still do
It must have been so bad
Living with me must have damn near killed you
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought it was a love song. Since my boyfriend introduced me to it (and to Nickleback, awesome band) I would always think about him when it played. Then I found out it's about this girl that treats the guy like crap... some love song. Get the feeling that I don't pick up quickly? - Submitted by: Summer Cowley
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Little women must have damn near killed you.
The Real Lyrics:
Living with me must have damn near killed you.
The Story: I was listening to this song and my 19 year old son said 'I don't get it, why would a little woman damn near kill you?' The thing about the misheard lyrics now is every time I hear the song I think of 'Little Women' and start smiling about it. - Submitted by: Melissa
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Only Heaven forgets.
The Real Lyrics:
Are we having fun yet?
The Story: My girlfriend and I were riding in the car. I sang the correct lyrics, then she said, "Is that what is says? I always thought it said 'only Heaven forgets'." - Submitted by: James
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Only Heaven forgets.
The Real Lyrics:
Are we having fun yet?
The Story: My girlfriend and I were riding in the car. I sang the correct lyrics, then she said, "Is that what is says? I always thought it said 'only Heaven forgets'." - Submitted by: James
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
These 5 words in my head scream everything out for years yeah yeah yeah no no
The Real Lyrics:
These 5 words in my head scream are we having fun yet? yet? yet? no no
The Story: I was screaming it as my misheard part while I was in the car with my freinds, and one freind stared at me, probably not believing my lyrics. When I got home, my mom asked me to look up the lyrics for the song, and ta da. I never thought 'yeah yeah yeah no no' made sense anyway. - Submitted by: Worldwidewocky
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tired of living with a black man
The Real Lyrics:
Tired of living like a blind man
The Story: A friend of mine got offended when we were listening to this song on the radio and I asked why. She said she couldn't believe some of the things they let go on the radio these days and brought up the supposed racial issue in this song. After listening to her I figured out what she was talking about and slowly sang the lyrics back to her. Needless to say we got a good laugh! - Submitted by: Tiffany
Nickelback's, "If Today Was Your Last Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late,
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last,
Evil pictures in the grass!
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?
The Real Lyrics:
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late,
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last,
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?
The Story: Was driving along, singing this, and I thought, "Hang on, that can't be right... that makes literally *no* sense..." - Submitted by: JediKnightBoB
Nickelback's, "If Today Was Your Last Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Would you live each moment like your last?
Evil bitches in the past
The Real Lyrics:
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
The Story: The first time I heard this song, I thought he was singing about mean, manipulative, selfish women! I know the real lyrics, but I hear a cuss word every time I hear the song! - Submitted by: Odd Ninja
Nickelback's, "Photograph"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Killed the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She'd had a few kisses from some men
I haven't seen her since God knows when.
The Real Lyrics:
Kim's the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She's had a few kids since then
I haven't seen her since God knows when.
The Story: The first time I heard this song on the radio, I thought that's what he said. So I asked my mother, 'Why in the world would he be admitting to killing a woman on the radio for millions to hear?' She asked, 'What?' Then I said, 'Doesn't he say that he killed the first girl he kissed because she was cheating on him?' - Submitted by: Freeze
Nickelback's, "Rock Star"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Brand new a** on an episode of 'Friends'
The Real Lyrics:
Brand new house on an episode of 'Cribs'
The Story: I'd always heard, "Brand new a** on an episode of 'Friends'", and it made perfect sense. I'd thought he was saying he was going to get plastic surgery done and have a guest-star spot on a sitcom. See, perfect sense. Then I read the album jacket. Yeesh. - Submitted by: Caffienekitty
Nickelback's, "Rockstar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
Look at me I pee with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there.
The Real Lyrics:
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there.
The Story: I was singing it as loud as I could then my husband busted out laughing and said that is not what they were saying, I just smiled and said "no wonder people kept looking at me funny" I always thought that was what it said, and that it made sense since they were gonna cut a lot of grass so they could eat for free, needless to say I had most of the lyrics wrong on this song, and he was happy to correct me. - Submitted by: KatJoeW
Nickelback's, "Rockstar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and some big zou-zous.
The Real Lyrics:
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who.
The Story: Naturally, I thought "zou-zou" was a euphemism of women's breasts. - Submitted by: Sick Puppy Love
Nickelback's, "Rockstar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Every Good Gold-Digger is going to wind up dead.
The Real Lyrics:
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
The Story: Sang this is front of a friend...she could not stop laughing! I seriously thought that was the actual lyric. - Submitted by: Charlie
Nickelback's, "Rockstar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna date a set of foams that loves to blow my money for me.
The Real Lyrics:
Gonna date a centerfold that loves to blow my money for me.
The Story: My husband thought a "set of foams" was a rude way to refer to a woman with breast implants. - Submitted by: KittyMama
Nickelback's, "Someday"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I know you want to ree away.
The Real Lyrics:
I know you're wondering when.
The Story: I figured the real lyrics must have been 'run away' since I have no idea what 'ree' means, and felt pretty dumb for hearing 'ree' instead of 'run.' I felt *really* dumb when I read the liner notes and saw what the lyrics really are! - Submitted by: Janice
Nickelback's, "The Long Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's rewrite an ending named Fritz
Instead of a Hollywood horror.
The Real Lyrics:
Let's rewrite an ending that fits
Instead of a Hollywood horror.
The Story: This is actually one that my cousin came up with. She swears that every time she hears this song this is what they are singing. She had no idea what the real lyrics were. - Submitted by: Suzanne

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