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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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Sam Cooke's, "Chain Gang"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That's the sound of the men working on the train, yeah
The Real Lyrics:
That's the sound of the men working on the chain gang
The Story: I used to think that the huffing and puffing in the song was the sound of a train going "Chugga chugga chugga," which led me to believe that Sam Cooke was actually saying "train" rather than "chain." - Submitted by: Isac
Sam Cooke's, "Cupid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cupid, help me,
I'm thirsty
The Real Lyrics:
Cupid, help me,
I need you.
The Story: Growing up, I often confused the lyrics of Sam Cooke's "Cupid" and "Chain Gang". - Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
Sam Cooke's, "Cupid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cupid, warp factor four
The Real Lyrics:
Cupid, draw back your bow.
The Story: When I was a kid, I loved "Star Trek- The Original Series". I also like this song that was on the radio on the way to school. Somehow, I entwined the two and thought for years that Cupid was flying around at warp speed to bring love to the Universe. It wasn't until my late 20's that someone finally corrected me. - Submitted by: Paul Scott
Sam Cooke's, "Twistin' the Night Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh man you find a hole in Y' (ie your) arm
The Real Lyrics:
Oh man you find the old and young
The Story: Very young when this came out. Probably just accepted that that was what would happen if you danced very enegeticlally - Submitted by: Alan
Sam Cooke's, "Wonderful World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't know much about the French-eyed hook
The Real Lyrics:
Don't know much about the French I took
The Story: went for a hearing test 40 years later and audiologist said I have issues with sounds at beginning of words. Lyric I heard didn't make a lot of sense. - Submitted by: John
Sam Cooke's, "You Send Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You send me,
On a Skidoo.
The Real Lyrics:
You send me
Honest you do, honest you do.
The Story: I think this song was once used in a television commercial for a chain of roast chicken outlets. A couple dressed in 1950s attire sat together in a car, and mimed to this song as they gazed lovingly at one another, and each held a roast chicken drumstick in their hands. - Submitted by: Scott McPhee
Sam Cooke's, "You Send Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You send me
On a shidoo, on a shidoo.
The Real Lyrics:
You send me
Honest you do, honest you do.
The Story: Being a teen in Australia and never seing snow, I thought a 'Shidoo' was a snow ski or something like that. - Submitted by: Maxx
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