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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!).


Addictions, Vol. 1 album at Amazon.com
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A digital love
The Real Lyrics:
Addicted to love
The Story: It was when I was very little and it was on the radio in this coach when I was on holiday in Portugal with my family and my friend and her family. It always conjured up an image in my head of a woman who lived in a digital watch. - Submitted by: Sarah
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Might as well face it, it's my d*** that you love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
The Story: Compliments of a Romainian band I saw doing the northern Ontario Canada bar circuit. Funny! - Submitted by: Gord
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're a d***head in love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
The Story: This line was actually heard (or misheard) by my sister-in-law's mother. My sister-in-law said that she was about 14. She and her mother were in the car when this song came on the radio. My sister-in-law was singing this song (correctly I might add). Her mother turned bright-red. When she asked her mother why she was so red, her mother told her that she didn't know why they would play a song with such dirty lyrics. She heard what her mother thought the song said, she fell out laughing and corrected her mother. When I heard this, I couldn't stop laughing. It was priceless! - Submitted by: INCILI
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My a*** wears faces and my t**s are in love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
The Story: My father laughed when he first heard this song---because he really thought that's what was being said. - Submitted by: John
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My anus where your face is, you a dickhead to love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
The Story: GF wanted to try this. - Submitted by: Magic
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Your teeth are green.
The Real Lyrics:
Your teeth grind.
The Story: As elementary school kids (5th or 6th grade), my best friend Kristen swore the lyric was, 'Your teeth are green'. Being too young to really know anything about passion or love, we could not figure out what would render a person's teeth green if he or she was addicted to love. - Submitted by: A Daley
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Another kiss, is all you knee.
The Real Lyrics:
Another kiss, is all you need.
The Story: Knee, as in to hit someone with one's knee - Submitted by: Lucie
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hyena's wear faces, you're addicted to love
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
The Story: I used think these were the lyrics when i was 6 - Submitted by: Mere
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My little face is your ticket to love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it you're addicted to love.
The Story: 3 year old granddaughter singing with a spoon as a mike. - Submitted by: JoAnna
Robert Palmer's, "Addicted to Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's no-where kraut, you're Indy.
The Real Lyrics:
There's no doubt, you're in deep.
The Story: I dunno what it means but I think it sounds funny.. - Submitted by: Yeeahhh
Robert Palmer's, "Adicted To Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're a d***head for love.
The Real Lyrics:
Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
The Story: I used to work at a radio station in the 80's when this song was everywhere. One of the DJ's seriously thought it was "D***head For Love" the first time he heard it. Actually when you think about it, it makes sense. :) - Submitted by: Barbara
Robert Palmer's, "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Give me the news.
I've got a bad case for loving you.
The Real Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Gimme the news.
I got a bad case of loving you.
The Story: It is less explicit than its original lyrics. He calling all doctors for looking for his love. About this song: Featured on his album, 'Secrets', released in 1979, it is the first single ever charting on Top 15 of Billboard's Pop Chart with peaking at #14 and also his fifth single charting on this chart at all since "Get Outside" in 1975 (peaking at #105). He was the most successful singer in his native country rather than in Billboard's Pop Chart while some singles charting on this chart. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Robert Palmer's, "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Turn my blues back to red
The Real Lyrics:
Turn my blue heart to red
The Story: The latter is the correct lyric according to the album "Addictions Vol. 1". - Submitted by: Jack
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistable"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ally, ally sistaphone
The Real Lyrics:
Simply irresistable
The Story: My little sister was listening to Robert Palmer's tape in her bedroom and imitating the dance moves the girls in the video were doing. I heard her sing the chorus and burst out laughing. I asked her to repeat it. When she did, I took her down to my parents and got her to sing it for them. Of course, I didn't correct her until days later. Everyone had a good laugh at her expense. - Submitted by: ryan helbren
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistable"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Her canteloupe is mythical.
The Real Lyrics:
That kind of love is mythical.
The Story: Well, I thought that sounded what those words were, and then I listened again, and thought to myself, 'You silly thing, as if he would be using such weird Bohemian stuff in his music!?' - Submitted by: S. Nowells
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistable"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The cantaloupe is mythical.
The Real Lyrics:
That kind of love is mythical.
The Story: I mentioned this mishearing oy mine to a friend recently, and he said, "Maybe he was at a party where cantaloupe was being served, and he was the only one eating it, but he wanted others to try it. So, he decided to say it's so good that it's 'mythical'!" Made about as much sense as my mishearing did, anyway! - Submitted by: Josh
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistible"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She compromised my principal
The Real Lyrics:
She compromised my principle
The Story: There have been confusion (at least for me) between "principal" and "principle". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Robert Palmer's, "Simply Irresistible"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She try to feel my testicle
The Real Lyrics:
She's anything but typical
The Story: - Submitted by: Harry
Robert Palmer's, "We Want To Multiply"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We want to monkey ride
The Real Lyrics:
We want to multiply
The Story: When this album first came out, I would listen and sing to it while getting ready for work. I sang my understanding of the lyrics with such conviction! My husband stopped me one morning to ask what a 'monkey ride' was. When he told me the real lyrics we rolled with laughter. That was almost 20 years ago and we still get a good laugh out of 'monkey ride' - Submitted by: Annette Fitzpatrick
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