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REO Speedwagon's, "Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to take a sh*t upon the shore
and throw away the whores forever
The Real Lyrics:
I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
It's time to take this ship up to the shore
and throw away the oars forever
The Story: I am a huge fan of music from the eighties, and, well, my ex-boyfriend isn't. He has no problem with it, he just doesn't really know any of it. Well, one night, this song comes on the radio and I turn it up, going on about how I love the song, then it gets to the chorus. He just sat there with a pensive look on his face, then died laughing. When I asked what was so funny, he's like 'It's time to take a sh*t upon the shore!??' When I tried to correct him, he kept talking over me '...'and throw away the whores forever'? What did they do to anyone? That's just cruel!!!' Even though I think he believes me now, we still argue over the lyrics. - Submitted by: Carolyn
REO Speedwagon's, "Can't Fight This Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can't fight these feeling any longer
And jeddup still afraid to let it show
What started all these friendships
Has gone stronger
I only wish I had discript to let it show
And if I have to call upon the floor
Construction to your door.
The Real Lyrics:
I can't fight this feeling any longer
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow
What started out as friendship
Has grown stronger
I only wish I had the strength to let it show
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Come crashing through your door.
The Story: I was learning my first American song, as a 5 year old Norwegian. - Submitted by: Miss Heard
REO Speedwagon's, "Can't Fight This Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're a candle in the window, an accordion late at night.
The Real Lyrics:
You're a candle in the window on a cold, dark, winter night.
The Story: My husband misheard these lyrics to REO Speedwagon's song, and we've been laughing about it for years. He insists it's right because he saw an accordion in the songs music video! - Submitted by: mroxas
REO Speedwagon's, "In Your Letter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Excedrin didn't love me
Excedrin gonna leave me.
The Real Lyrics:
You said you didn't love me
You said you gonna leave me.
The Story: When I hear the above lyrics, I can't help but think of a woman struggling to get a screw cap off an aspirin bottle. - Submitted by: Aj
REO Speedwagon's, "In Your Letter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Inuleda! Oooh, Inuleda!
The Real Lyrics:
In your letter! Oooh, in your letter!
The Story: I thought it was about a woman named Inuleda, ...until I got ahold of the CD and lyrics and learned that it was actually called "In Your Letter". - Submitted by: Mike
REO Speedwagon's, "Keep On Loving You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cut it up in hissin'
The Real Lyrics:
Coiled up and hissin'
The Story: Never realized until now that he's comparing her to a snake - Submitted by: Anonymous
REO Speedwagon's, "Take It On The Run"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep kissin my 'hind.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep this in mind
The Story: When I was in the car with some friends, we were singing along. Since I'm the loudest, everyone heard my flub, which I actually thought were the real lyrics. My friend turned to me and said, "Hun, it doesn't say anything about kissing butts." - Submitted by: Erica L.
REO Speedwagon's, "Time for Me to Fly"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I believe it's time to eat a fly
The Real Lyrics:
I believe it's time for me to fly
The Story: My mom was 60ish and was sure that was what the lyrics were :) She went into a record store (yes, that long ago) and asked for the REO Speedwagon record that had "Time To Eat a Fly" on it. After the clerk stopped grinning he took her to the album and she stopped and asked, while listening to the music overhead 'Is that Meatloaf'? The clerk was amazed that this 60ish lady was so hip! hahaha - Submitted by: Bonnie Gerdes
REO Speedwagon's, "Time for Me to Fly"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've had enough of the foreskin of a worn out religion
Enough of the jealousy of an entire nation.
The Real Lyrics:
I've had enough of the falseness of a worn out relation
Enough of the jealousy and the intoleration.
The Story: I first heard this and thought, "That's...not radio-friendly. How'd they get that past the censors?" - Submitted by: Mike
REO Speedwagon's, "Tough Guys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tough guys! (your mother's got a penis!)
Tough guys! (ooh you know, you know she loves me better!)
The Real Lyrics:
Tough guys! (ya might as well forget her!)
Tough guys! (oh you know, you know she loves me baby!)
The Story: I was listening absently to "Hi Infidelity" and heard these lines. I immediately tracked back and re-listened...and still heard the wrong lyrics! I looked it up online and burst out laughing. - Submitted by: Mike E.

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