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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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Roxette's, "Crush On You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want your Buddha paradise.
The Real Lyrics:
I want your bird of paradise.
The Story: I was asking my friend if these were actually the real lyrics, which was right about when she broke into laughter. She explained there was a bird involved and no Buddhism references whatsoever. Shame. - Submitted by: V
Roxette's, "Dangerous"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not attracted to go-go, not even tonight.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not attracted to go-go deeper tonight.
The Story: I figured he was thinking he'd be better off alone than to take a chance on somebody dangerous! A great song played at many parties I attended during late 1989 - early 1990. That was quite an amazing and fun time. - Submitted by: Get Outta My Way! Get Outta My Sight!
Roxette's, "Dangerous"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not attracted to go-go, not even tonight.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not attracted to go-go deeper tonight.
The Story: I figured that he wasn't badly desperate enough tonight. He didn't want to mess with a "go-go" - not even tonight. - Submitted by: ROXETTE ROXXXX
Roxette's, "Dress For Sucsess"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna get dressed, the sign says.
The Real Lyrics:
Gonna get dressed for sucsess.
The Story: I used to fight with my cousin about this song. Even showing her the tape with the title written on it didn't matter to her. - Submitted by: Joie Bilodeau
Roxette's, "Get Dressed For Success"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get dressed for safe sex.
The Real Lyrics:
Getting dressed for success.
The Story: I was about 13 when this song came out, when everyone was talking about being safe and protecting yourself and your partner. I just took it as some person wrote a song about it. My older sister and I were listening to the radio. After I sang with the song, she rolled over on the floor laughing. When I asked what was so funny, she explained my mistake. The next day at school, I found condoms in my locker. - Submitted by: jocee
Roxette's, "It Must Have Been Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Leave the window on the ground.
The Real Lyrics:
Leave the winter on the ground.
The Story: My friend and I spent ages trying to work out the real lyrics to this line. She found it particularly hilarious I thought it was 'the window', and decided it could be true, if the person singing had just been woken by an intruding burgler and was telling them to leave. Strange sense of humour, but I laughed. - Submitted by: Beryl
Roxette's, "Listen to Your Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Listen to your heart.
When his calling for you.
The Real Lyrics:
Listen to your heart.
When he's calling for you.
The Story: This song finally playing in rock radio program for the first time! About this song: While this song, according to me, was a purely rock song, however, according to Wikipedia, it was a pop rock song because it was recorded by a pop band. There is a song of the same name recorded by Little River Band, but not popular as well. Another reason that this Per Gessle and Mats Persson-penned song was a pop rock song because it was sizable for pop and adult contemporary radio stations (topping on Billboard's Pop Chart and later runner-up on the Adult Contemporary Chart). But this song still get a rock song and later was the most-playing song on many radio stations from around the world. It also sizable for some rock and mainstream rock radio stations like Rock Channel. The song was originally released on 27 September 1988 as the second single from their second studio album, Look Sharp! (1988). - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Roxette's, "Spending My Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I try to call but I don't know what to tell you,
I leave the keys on your answering machine.
The Real Lyrics:
I try to call but I don't know what to tell you,
I leave a kiss on your answering machine.
The Story: For several years I thought the lyrics really said "the keys", I knew that didn't make any sense but I couldn't hear it any other way. Then one day listening to the song while playing the Joyride CD I finally understood what Marie was actually singing and it finally made sense. - Submitted by: Edward
Roxette's, "Spending My Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Masturbate without you, honey.
The Real Lyrics:
The bed's too big without you, honey.
The Story: Actually pointed out to me by someone else. I always heard the correct lyrics. But once they mentioned it to me, I couldn't hear anything /except/ the misheard version. - Submitted by: RocketGirl
Roxette's, "Vulnerable"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's so vulnerable, vagina in my hands
The Real Lyrics:
She's so vulnerable, like china in my hands
The Story: I tried to figure out the lyrics just by listening to the song over and over again, and sang it at a singing contest in high school, a Catholic school. All 5 judges (faculty members, including the principal) gasped and everyone broke out into laughter. - Submitted by: Michael Vergara

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