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Night Ranger's, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been 25 years with my feet on the run
I've gotta pick up direction.
The Real Lyrics:
I've lived twenty-five years, I'm a kid on the run,
I gotta pick a direction
The Story: I've listened to this song at least a million times...I actually like Night Ranger. And perhaps that is why, despite plugging headphones into my computer, I still cannot hear the lyrics as anything but what I've heard for the last 32 years. - Submitted by: vorpal_hamster
Night Ranger's, "Sentimental Street"
The Misheard Lyrics:
On a sentimental street in the avenues.
Take a good hard look.
There ain't nothing never knew.
I don't sentimental street in a view.
Will you never find up that I'll be it's up to you.
The Real Lyrics:
Out on sentimental street in the avenues.
Take a good hard look.
There ain't nothing ever new.
Out on sentimental street in the avenues.
Will you ever find us.
Guess I'll leave it up to you.
The Story: Finally, today misheard lyrics of songs that I posting here is "Sentimental Street" instead of "It's Alright, It's OK" by Ashley Tisdale, "Goodbye to You" by Michelle Branch, and Nivea commersial. For more information about "MacArthur Park", "MacArthur Park" was not just covered by Donna Summer, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, and Four Tops, but also The Beatles' "Hey Jude" took the influence of "MacArthur Park" in its length and became more international hit rather than "MacArthur Park". Back to "Sentimental Street", there are two misheard lyrics that the original line is "out on sentimental streets in the avenues". Originally, I posting more misheard lines that the original line is that. But, for easily to read, not all misheard lines I posting here. It also sounding like that the singer (who maybe Jack Blades or Kelly Keagy because in the article of this song in Wikipedia it does not say who playing on this song) more reaching the word "never" instead of "ever". There's also mention a song by Ricky Nelson titled "It's Up to You" (not "Beat of My Heart" or similar line by Hilary Duff or "Why Can't I?" by Liz Phair) but in the original lyrics of "Sentimental Street" it does not say that. About this song: Featured on their third studio album, "7 Wishes" (track title is "Seven Wishes" on the album itself), released on 20 May 1985 as track #5, it would be their second greatest hit and reaching #8 on Billboard's Pop Chart. The album itself also features another Billboard's Pop Chart hits like "Goodbye" (#17) and "Four in the Morning" (single version title is "Four in the Morning (I Can't Take Anymore)" in which was reaching #19). "Sentimental Street" was written by Jack Blades. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mold you're in, What's your price for flight
The Real Lyrics:
You're motoring. What's your price for flight. In finding Mr Right.
The Story: My boyfriend and I were driving and this song came on. He sang "mold you're in" as serious as can be, and I said what? He said, "you know, like you have to break out the mold you're in." He'd been singing it that way since 1980(?). I had to agree that "motorin" makes no sense at all! - Submitted by: Wendy
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mold your ends
What's your prize for fight?
The Real Lyrics:
You're motoring
What's your price for flight?
The Story: I truly had many of my closest friends convinced (as I was) that "Mold Your Ends" was the song name and lyric, and that it was about being an adolescent and finding yourself, etc. That is until I got a scorching, screaming, laughter-filled phone call from one of the mislead informing me just how wrong I was! - Submitted by: Jane-o
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Motor Ann
What's your price for fries?
The Real Lyrics:
You're Motorin'
What's your price for flight?
The Story: My friends and I would get drunk and spend hours trying to guess what they were really saying. We ultimately settled on these lyrics. - Submitted by: Mrs. McGee
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Motorhead
The Real Lyrics:
You're motoring.
The Story: Motorhead is another word for speed demon, and a euphemism for someone who smokes pot. I thought the lyric was meant as a double insult - someone who is driving away from the situation quickly and is not thinking clearly, like a pot smoker. - Submitted by: Mitch
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Motörhead
The Real Lyrics:
Motoring
The Story: For most of my life, I couldn't shake the impression that this song was about the heavy band Motörhead (who am in no way affiliated with or even a listener of), fully aware of how absurd the thought was. - Submitted by: Matt
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Watchin' twice for mice.
The Real Lyrics:
What's your price for flight?
The Story: In 1984, I was driving my daughters to school when they were 5 and 7 years old, blasting the radio on pop rock when Sister Christian came on. From the back seat I heard the youngest belt out, "Watchin' Twice for Mice." I didn't know the correct lyrics for many years until I got the Internet and looked it up, but I did know she was incorrect. We still laugh about that. - Submitted by: Mary
Night Ranger's, "Sister Christian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're molderin'.
The Real Lyrics:
Motorin'
The Story: I thought that he was saying that she was letting herself go to waste, driving around, doing nothing. - Submitted by: Lewis Drake Jr

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