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Primitive Radio Gods', "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Christmas potatoes
Oh Christmas potatoes
The Real Lyrics:
Ever since the day we met
Ever since the day we met
The Story: These are actually my lil brother's misheard lyrics and we've been picking on him ever since. Now that I listen to the song, I can't help but hear his misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: DaChozn
Primitive Radio Gods', "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I bend down hard in bed
I bend down
I bend down hard in bed
The Real Lyrics:
I've been downhearted baby
I've been down
I've been downhearted baby.
The Story: I only remembered this line from when I heard the song play on TV 10 years ago. Today I started humming the 'do-doo-do's' on the miserable bus ride home from school, not knowing from what, with only this line coming to mind. The first thing I did when I got home was search for the lyrics 'I bend down hard' and it came up with this page on commonly misheard lyrics. My brother came in and said he always thought it was 'I bend down hard in pain.' Other than that, we could only recall a train and a phonebooth, but then we were only 7 at the time. - Submitted by: Mikel
Primitive Radio Gods', "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money.."
The Misheard Lyrics:
bend down harder baby,
bend down harder baby
Have sex today with me,
Have sex today with me
The Real Lyrics:
I've been downhearted, baby,
I've been downhearted, baby
Ever since the day we met,
Ever since the day we met
The Story: When I was in middleschool when this song came out, I thought it was about Christmas, as I got older I thought it was about sex until I came across this site today. - Submitted by: the nomester

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