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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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No Doubt's, "Bathwater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I still love to watch you f*** your old fat mother.
The Real Lyrics:
I still love to wash in your old bath water.
The Story: Well, fetishes vary among individuals evidently. That's the trouble when you have a vocalist like Gwen Stefani who sings through her nose. Sometimes the words don't sound right to some ears. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
No Doubt's, "Don't Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't be!
The Real Lyrics:
Don't speak!
The Story: Every time this song comes on the radio, my dad sings the wrong lyrics. I already knew the correct lyrics, but I never tell him because I wanna laugh all the time. - Submitted by: John Joseph A. Gatchalian
No Doubt's, "Don't Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't scream, don't scream, don't scream, no!
The Real Lyrics:
Don't speak, don't speak, don't speak, no!
The Story: I used to think that was what Gwen Stefani was saying near the end of the song! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
No Doubt's, "Don't Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't speed
I know just what you're seeing
So please stop explaining
Don't do me, close the door.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't speak
I know just what you're saying
So please stop explaining
Don't tell me 'cause it hurts.
The Story: When this was first playing on the radio back in 1996 (I think), I was listening to it with a few girls. Afterwards I was laying plans down to them about what the video could be about and I came up with possible footage of the band being on the road and in some high speed chase. Of course, the others didn't get where I was coming from so I drew upon inspiration from what I (supposedly) heard in the chorus. I'm surprised I didn't get tinnitus afterwards from their high-pitched squeals of hilarity. - Submitted by: Missy Bass
No Doubt's, "Don't Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hush, hush, Dory.
The Real Lyrics:
Hush, hush, darling.
The Story: The first time I heard the song was in the year 2004(How outdated is that?!) Well, I didn't know it was an old song, so I thought it was about Finding Nemo! *blush* I later looked up the lyrics on the internet, I still feel like such an idiot! - Submitted by: Not Telling
No Doubt's, "Don't Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Liar, liar, liar liar, liar, liar
Don't, don't
Crush, crush, darling
Crush, crush darling
Don't crush me 'cause it's hurts.
The Real Lyrics:
Ohhhhhh, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Don't, don't
Hush, hush darling
Hush, hush darling
Hush, hush
Don't tell 'cause it hurts.
The Story: I first heard this song when I saw the video on MTV. I started exactly on 'All the memories, they can be inviting'. Basically, with mishearing some lyrics and mis-interpreting some of the things going on in the video for about a week, I thought it was about a guy who went out and told everyone about something intimate they had done. - Submitted by: Anonymous
No Doubt's, "Ex Girlfriend"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kinda always knew I’d end up Nicorette’s girlfriend
The Real Lyrics:
kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend
The Story: The song was on the radio in the car and my dad asked me is she saying Nicorette's girlfriend?! - Submitted by: Heather
No Doubt's, "Ex-Girlfriend"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Carl was doin' it with your ex-girlfriend.
The Real Lyrics:
Kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend.
The Story: This is actually what my husband thought the lyrics were. When I found out, I was laughing so hard, I couldn't tell him what they really were for like 20 minutes. - Submitted by: Valerie
No Doubt's, "Ex-Girlfriend"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't look at guys with the n***** ex-girlfriend
or
Joe wakka do and a Nicorette girlfriend
The Real Lyrics:
Kinda always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend.
The Story: I was so confused. I couldn't figure out if she was a racist or a smoker. I feel somewhat dumb now knowing what she actually said. The real lyrics make much more sense. - Submitted by: APT41790
No Doubt's, "Hella Good"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The waves keep on crushing Tommy for some reason
But your love keeps on coming like thunder, whoa
Well, come here a little closer
'Cuz I wanna see ya' baby real close up
Are you gonna feed me like ya' should?
So we can keep on dating.
The Real Lyrics:
The waves keep on crashing on me for some reason
But your love keeps on coming like a thunderbolt
Come here a little closer
'Cause I wanna see you baby real close up
You got me feeling hella good
So let's just keep on dancing.
The Story: My sister and I were at the beach and we kept getting pulled under by some of the waves. So, my sister says this reminds me of the No Doubt song. Then she started singing the lyrics she thought were right. I almost died laughing. - Submitted by: Sunsweetie67
No Doubt's, "Hella Good"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You've got me feeling Helen Good
So I'll go keyboard dancing.
The Real Lyrics:
You've got me feeling hella good
So I'm gonna keep on dancing.
The Story: I wonder what Ms. Good's reaction would've been to be suddenly confronted by an ultra-blonde, fashionably-challenged woman and fondled? And from the sounds of it, Gwen was coerced into the deed. Sounds like an episode of a really pointless reality tv show, with the reward being a session of dancing on a keyboard. Oh, what fun! [I bet I've given someone a few ideas now too...] - Submitted by: Devil Jones
No Doubt's, "Hey You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're just like my cannonball, Vidal.
The Real Lyrics:
You're just like my Ken and Barbie Doll
The Story: I must have been thinking of Gore Vidal. - Submitted by: Dave
No Doubt's, "I'm Just A Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just your typical bull-dyke.
The Real Lyrics:
Just your typical proto-type.
The Story: I was so convinced she was calling herself a bull-dyke, I would actually get into arguments with people about it. - Submitted by: Jamin
No Doubt's, "Just A Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Guess your some kind of cheese
'Cuz they all s*** and swear with them guys.
The Real Lyrics:
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cuz they all sit and stare with them eyes.
The Story: My brother and I were singing karaoke by ourselves one night, Together we yelled, 'Guess your some kind of cheese, 'cuz they all s*** and swear with them guys...'. Then we realized what we said and decided to look it up. Boy, didn't we feel dumb? - Submitted by: Bob
No Doubt's, "Just A Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a girl, all pretty but I stink.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite.
The Story: I was taking my sister and a carload of her friends to their Jr. High dance. The school is about 10 minutes away from our house so I loaded them all in and turned it to a station that was popular with teenagers. This song came on and they all started singing it at the top of their lungs. My 10 year old daughter was with us and I had heard her blaring this song out of her room many times so I thought I would join in. When we got to the part of the lyric that I had misheard, I belted it out thinking it was correct. Everyone in the car got really quiet. I looked in the rear view mirror and the looks on these girls faces were like 'How uncool is she!!' My daughter was shaking her head sadly and my sister was giving me the evil eye. When we got to the dance all the girls piled out of the car snickering and my sister stuck her head back in long enough to tell me how much she hated me for embarrassing her. I asked my daughter what happened and she calmly explained to me that I had sung the wrong words. She patted me on the shoulder and politely asked me not to sing if she had her friends in the car with us. (Editor's note: Another case of crying over spilled milk. Your daughter should get over it when she is a little older.) - Submitted by: Jennifer Vasiliu
No Doubt's, "New"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Your Reverend's shamelessly tempting me.
The Real Lyrics:
Your reverence shamelessly tempting me.
The Story: I just thought that it was odd that a preacher was tempting! lol - Submitted by: Rayna
No Doubt's, "Settle Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm drunk in a hole somewhere
The Real Lyrics:
I'm trying to get a hold on this
The Story: When I first heard this song and it reached the chorus I literally thought it sounded like "I'm drunk in a hole in somewhere". My brother did too. - Submitted by: Twichick
No Doubt's, "Spider Web"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I scream my balls off
The Real Lyrics:
I screen my phone calls
The Story: She wouldn't let me have the cd, because of the 'testicle' reference...we laughed so hard when she sang the part...'iiiii Scrreeeeem my balls off', at first I thought she was joking, but, then I realized she was dead serious about the lyrics. We went on-line got the lyrics and she let me have the cd. - Submitted by: Kaye
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's all your fault, I scream my b***s off.
The Real Lyrics:
It's all your fault, I screen my phone calls.
The Story: I was singing in the car on a date. The man looked at me as if I were crazy. My sister later informed me of the correct lyrics. Needless to say, he never called again. I guess I didn't have to screen my phone calls... - Submitted by: Emily
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Leave a messy genital human
The Real Lyrics:
Leave a message and I'll call you back
The Story: I first heard the line as "leave a messy genital human" when I was 12 years old, and still think that's a more accurate representation of how she pronounces the lyric. - Submitted by: Eric Hogg
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sorry I can't help right now,
I'm making love to Spider-Man.
The Real Lyrics:
Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought it was sung from the point of view of a girl whose boyfriend got her hooked on superhero comics. Well, either that or she's Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson. - Submitted by: Ben Breeck
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sorry I'm a humanoid. Walking in the spiderwebs. Leave a message, intercom, Yuban.
The Real Lyrics:
Sorry I'm not home right now,I'm walking into spider webs. Leave a message and I'll call you back.
The Story: Misheard as a child. - Submitted by: David Lay
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When MataMataMata Matahu calls
I've gotta screen my phone calls!
The Real Lyrics:
No matter, matter, matter, matter who calls
I've gotta screen my phone calls!
The Story: We always envision "Matahu" as being some big, tough girl from The South Bronx that Gwen Stefani is obviously trying to avoid (and that she nervously stutters her name before she can spit it out.) - Submitted by: Roman
No Doubt's, "Spiderwebs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You've got me for your brain!
The Real Lyrics:
You've got me for your prey.
The Story: This is really embarrassing. I was at a No Doubt concert. Before we got out of the car, I was singing this really loud. My friend just kind of turned around and said, 'Brains?' I felt so embarrassed. - Submitted by: Lauren
No Doubt's, "Spiderweb"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No matter who calls
The Real Lyrics:
No matter who calls
I screen my phone calls.
The Story: An old roommate of mine misheard these lyrics and used to sing them very loudly in the shower. Woke me up every friggin' morning with it. To this day, I laugh whenever I hear this song. - Submitted by: sally

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