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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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Pete Townshend's, "Eminence Front"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doin' in the butt
The Real Lyrics:
Eminence front
The Story: We listen to Lyn Davis & Smoke every day at work (Y103, the valley's only classic rock). I swear my co-workers and I all agree that it sounds like he says 'Doin' in the butt!' So we request Pete Townshend's 'Doin' In The Butt' every day for the lunch time diner, thank you. - Submitted by: Youngstown Painting & Decorating
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open The Door"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's Murder open the door!
The Real Lyrics:
Let my love open the door.
The Story: Clearly I have hearing problems. I was searching for this song on youtube based on my misheard lyrics! Shockingly I couldn't seem to find it XD - Submitted by: Jack
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open The Door"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let Milo open the door...to your heart
The Real Lyrics:
Let my love open the door...to your heart
The Story: The woman in the cubicle next to mine has a bad habit of wearing her headphones and singing along. When this song came on, I realized she was saying 'Let Milo open the door' instead of 'my love.' Would be a great parody if your name was Milo. - Submitted by: Lisa
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open The Door"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let Philum open the door.
The Real Lyrics:
Let my love open the door.
The Story: A guy named John Phillippi sang this song during my high school years, probably after learning the word in Biology class. He had some of the BEST (worst) lyrics ever!!! - Submitted by: Tom Yersavich
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open the Door"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's mine now open the door
To your car.
The Real Lyrics:
Let my love open the door
To your heart.
The Story: Embarrassed myself singing in front of my ex-girlfriend's father when i was 17 (in the mid-20-aughts). Thought it was a funny song about a carjacking. I had only been in the United States for three years at that time and English is not my first language. My friends had introduced me to Weird Al and a few Youtube comedy songs, which I thought was a common feature of American music outside of the pop stuff all the people here pretend to hate that we mostly hear labeled as "American Music" in the rest of the world. Turns out my friends were just really into comedy music that i could see telling a story about a carjacking in love song format. - Submitted by: Aaliyah Fiona El-Mas'ri Akhetemset
Pete Townshend's, "Rough Boys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna get inside you
Gonna get inside, your bed or mine?
The Real Lyrics:
Gonna get inside you
Gonna get inside your bitter mind.
The Story: I've loved this song for 27 years and only recently discovered I was way way off. I think it could work though - not sure how the Sex Pistols would feel about that. - Submitted by: Kelty
Pete Townshend's, "Slit Skirts"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm number 1 in the hood, G!
The Real Lyrics:
I'm number 1 on the home team!
The Story: This is what I thought I heard when this song played on the radio, and each time I thought, "I guess Pete was number 1 before Aquateen Hunger Force!" - Submitted by: Josh
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