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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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Reunion's, "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
B. B. Bumble and the Stingers
Martha Hoople, Rachel Singers
Lonnie, Mata-twangit Eddy
Here's my ring we're goin' steady
Take it easy, take me high
Lie, lie, house on ‘FI
Locomotion, Poca Passion
Deep-a-purple, Satisfaction
Baby, baby, gotta, gotta
Gimmee, gimmee, gettin' high
Sandy's cookin’, Leslie Gorie
Richie Valen's in the story
Ma a’ feast a’ Fuji Yama
Cama Sucha Rama Lama
Richard Perry, Specta-berry
Rogers, Sogers, Neilson, Harry
Shimmy, Shimmy, Cocoa Pop-a
Fats is back with finger puppets
Ethyl Mayin is a clickin’
Walter Clock-a-tock-a-tickin’
Friends in room a salutation
Brender and the tabulation
Carly Simon, Annie Holder
Rollin’ Stones, Center Folder
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers Kissin’
Now I got the shivers
John and John and Peter Peter, Paul and Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John can not interpret
Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
God of ghost of goddess, (For the)
later Russell, Give me shelter
Miracles of smoking and
Sly and tongue and mushroom basin
Mushroom on my tummy brownie
Who’s a-kickin’, stop a-kickin’.
The Real Lyrics:
B.B. Bumble and the Stingers
Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and Twangin' Eddy
Here's my ring, we're going steady
Take it easy, take me higher
Liar, liar house on fire
Locomotion, Poco passion
Deeper purple, Satisfaction
Baby, baby, gotta, gotta
Gimmee, gimmee, gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Leslie's Gorey
Richie Valens end of story
Maha Vishnu, Fujiama
Kama Sutra, Rama Lama
Richard Perry, Spector Barry
Righteous, Archies, Nilsson Harry
Shimmy, Shimmy, Koko Boppin'
Fats is back and finger poppin'
FM, AM hits are clickin'
While the clock is tocking, ticking
Friends and Romans, salutations
Brenda and the Tabulations
Carly Simon, I behold her
Rolling Stones center folder
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers
Can't stop now I've got the shivers
Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter, Paul Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John, the nightly tripper
Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
Got to go sir, got to swelter
Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter
Miracles in Smokey places
Slide guitarists and Fender basses
Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett
Wilson Pickett, stomp and kick it.
The Story: My friends and I tried to learn these lyrics (back in the 70's). We even played the record at a reduced speed to try to improve our ability to pick out the words. It seems I only got a couple of the lines correct! Well, at least we could do the mangled lyrics to tempo. Hey Doroshow, was your version any better? - Submitted by: Altan
Reunion's, "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Richie Valens and the Stories
The Real Lyrics:
Richie Valens, end of story
The Story: I always thought the latter part of the line referred to the British band who had recently charted with "Brother Louie". - Submitted by: Todd W. Zimmerman

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