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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!).

Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete album at
Polaris', "Hey Sandy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can you sell me a shroom, babe?
Can you settle to shoot me?
The Real Lyrics:
Can we settle this soon, babe?
The Story: Actually, there's a debate as to whether or not the words are, 'Can you settle to shoot me/' or 'Can you sell me a 'shroom babe?' The band isn't clarifying which one it is. One good reason is that if it is a drug reference, having that in a theme song for a kids program (the adventures of pete & pete) would prevent the show from being rerun in syndication with the existing theme song. [Ed.'s note: I'm pretty sure there is no drug reference in a children's show theme, but there was a controversy over a Mighty Mouse cartoon and Ralph Bakshi, so anything's possible.] - Submitted by: Adaysleeper
Polaris', "Hey Sandy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's kind of strange.
You're looking at the leafy rain.
I could've said it's you babe
Or have you picked your target yet.
Is it me?
The Real Lyrics:
Hey smilin' strange
You lookin' happily deranged
Could you settle to shoot me?
Or have you picked your target yet?
The Story: I kind of like my version better - Submitted by: Wynn Petsovich
Polaris', "Hey, Sandy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
(Aye, aye, aye, aye)
Hey, Sandy
Does your dog bi-i-i-i-te?
Hey Sandy!
The Real Lyrics:
(Aye, aye, aye, aye)
Hey, Sandy
Don't you talk ba-a-a-ack
Hey, Sandy!
The Story: I could swear he really said that. - Submitted by: mr.oldman

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