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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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Ratt's, "Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stupid pans and fans, no more laughs
It's only ten to one.
The Real Lyrics:
('Cause) It's the past that's gonna last
It's only ten to one.
The Story: Several lyrics sites actually have the it printed this way! Don't know where that first came from, but since I couldn't figure out anything more sensible, I went with it. Then I bought The Best Of Ratt guitar tab book, and it had the correct lyrics. Also, way too many people (including me for a while) call the song 'Dance Dance Dance', thanks to the chorus. But it's only 'Dance'...look for a picture of the back of the cd for proof! - Submitted by: Chris DeNicola
Ratt's, "Round And Round"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tied cow bells, abused their cells.
The Real Lyrics:
Tightened our belts, abused ourselves.
The Story: Not really a funny story, but I'm sure a few can relate. I was quite certain I didn't have the lyrics right, no matter how hard I tried to listen to it (slowly and closely...cheap 1980s equipment!). Once the wrong words are ingrained in your mind, it's difficult to hear anything else. So whenever I was singing this song and happened to be around anyone, my strong vocals turned into a whimpering, quite and quick "blah, blah, blah", followed by a strong "Get in our way..." Whew, those were the days; I was turning into a long-haired chemist topless bar aficionado with my own fictional band, "Black Talon". You'd be surprised at how many people (young women mostly) will believe you if you look anywhere near the part. Before anyone gets mad, there was no harm done. My friend and I always told them the truth. Even after they had said something like, "Yeah, I think I've heard of them." At which point, my friend and I would look and each other and have to fight to keep from laughing and giving it away. Ah yes, the good ole' days, when I was always on the receiving end of, 'Turn that down!' Oof course, my 200 watt system of yesteryear doesn't compare to today's 5000 watt systems. - Submitted by: Ruben Argumaniz, Jr.
Ratt's, "Wanted Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hello dealer, with snake eyes
You cross me, you realize you're
You're hot lead or, you're cold steel
You make a move, I'll make you feel like
You've been talking, in my eyes
I've got you, well, in my sights
And by the rope, you will hang
It's your neck, from this Ratt gang
The Real Lyrics:
Well, low dealer, with snake eyes
You cross me, you realize you're
You're hot leather, you're cold steel
You make a move, I'll make you feel like a
Human target, in my eyes
I've got you, well, in my sights
And by the rope, you will hang
It's your neck, from this Ratt gang
The Story: I've misheard these lyrics since the album came out in 1984...it was just this morning (08-11-13) that I found out what was ***REALLY*** being sung!!! :-O - Submitted by: Craig Johnson
Ratt's, "Wanted Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like
You've been talking, in my eyes
The Real Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like a
Human target, in my eyes
The Story: I misheard this lyric for decades and didn't figure out the real words until just several years ago. :-O - Submitted by: Craig Johnson

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