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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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Santana's, "Black Magic Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't turn your back on me, baby,
'Cause you might just be the ultimate in cue sticks.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't turn your back on me, baby,
'Cause you might just wake up my magic sticks.
The Story: I heard this playing on my car radio, after I'd already checked a lyrics site for a mishearing of lyrics earlier in the song. I had resolved what the earlier lyrics were that I'd misheard, but I hadn't read the lyrics to the entire song that time. Then when I heard this part on my radio, that hearing "you might just be the ultimate in cue sticks" was the nearest I could come to making anything out of that line. Since that wouldn't make much sense out of the line, I consulted a lyrics site again and found the real lyrics. Much more than is the case with my earlier mishearing, I would never have come close to guessing the actual lyrics to the second line sited above. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
Santana's, "Black Magic Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's got to take a pebble out of me.
The Real Lyrics:
She's trying to make a devil out of me.
The Story: I actually heard this on a re-run episode of Dharma and Greg tonight. Greg and Larry are in the bathroom making some repairs, and Greg starts misquoting Santana lyrics. ;-) - Submitted by: Scott A. Miller
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gina Jones and a dog named Who.
The Real Lyrics:
Jean and Joan and a who knows who
The Story: I am tone dead and have been since childhood. So I hear some weird stuff. Perhaps wierder that the original lyrics. - Submitted by: Gary Honey
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jean and John and a Poodle, too
AND
My house is warm and my buns are cold
The Real Lyrics:
Jean and Joan and a who knows who
AND
My house is dark and my pots are cold
The Story: It's just the way it sounded to me for so long. - Submitted by: Zane
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My house is dark and my buns are cold.
The Real Lyrics:
My house is dark and my pots are cold
The Story: Since I was a kid in the late sixties to this day I still hear it that way. Seeing Greg Rollie singing it during that Las Vegas Santana reunion made me question it because it finally sounded different than "buns". - Submitted by: scratchy
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and a boh la to
The Real Lyrics:
With Gene and Joan and a-who knows who
The Story: I believed this was the lyric my whole life till two days ago. - Submitted by: eric lee
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and a buloo too.
The Real Lyrics:
With Jean and Joan and who knows who
The Story: I thought this was the lyric forever and realized last week it was not. - Submitted by: eric
Santana's, "Evil Ways"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With Tina Jones and a who knows who
The Real Lyrics:
With Gene and Joan and who knows who
The Story: I remember asking my friend Ryan if he knew who Tina Jones was. He said, "I don't know - but I bet she's hot!" - Submitted by: Porkbeard
Santana's, "Maria Maria"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Maria Maria, She's gonna love Marie Soleil
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, Maria Maria, she fell in love in East LA
The Story: The first time I heard this song, I was wondering why he mentioned Marie Soleil. So I mentioned it to my brother, and he burst out laughing! Now every time we hear this song, we each sing 'She gonna love marie soleil'. - Submitted by: Jenn
Santana's, "Oye Como Va"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oye como va - my green girl
Bueno pa gosar - banana.
The Real Lyrics:
Oye como va - mi ritmo
Bueno pa gosar - mulata.
The Story: Our school band was performing this song as an instrumental. Since we didn't know better, we just sang what we thought the singer for Santana was singing. (We didn't know 'Bueno pa gosar' either, but we just left that part out.) - Submitted by: Nadine
Santana's, "Winning"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Turned around Satan must have woke up, 'cause lady luck ...
The Real Lyrics:
Turn around fate must have woke her Cause lady luck she was waiting outside the door
The Story: It just sounds like there's an 'S' before he says fate - Submitted by: Marko

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