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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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Seal's, "A Kiss From A Rose"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There used to be a Graeme Taylor.
The Real Lyrics:
There used to be a greying tower.
The Story: Someone on the Radio 2 website asked why Seal was singing about a potty-mouthed English football manager. - Submitted by: Pickle*
Seal's, "Crazy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a scar full of people, only some want to fly
Here's a map, crazy
In a war full of people, only some want to fly
Use a map, crazy.
The Real Lyrics:
In a sky full of people, only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy?
In a world full of people, only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy?
The Story: I thought he was saying that you need a map to get to Heaven. I had always thought that this song had religious underlying meanings, so it made sense. I guess I am wrong. - Submitted by: Homey The Clown
Seal's, "Fly Like An Eagle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fly like an eko
The Real Lyrics:
Fly like an eagle
The Story: I was in junior high when this song became popular. In English class, we were reading this science fiction novel about the future. (I cannot remember anything about the plot except that there was this mythical new species of people in the future called ekoes.) Anyway, I remember thinking, "Wow, how did Seal know that we were reading this novel about Ekoes? That is so cool!" I absolutely couldn't connect the fact that the title of the song was 'Fly Like An Eagle' with my misheard chorus! Eventually, it did 'click' in my mind. I always get a good laugh out of this story now. - Submitted by: Miss M
Seal's, "Kiss From A Rose"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, I compare you to a hiss from a cat I must slay.
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey.
The Story: My older brother detested this band and actually sung these lyrics purposely. I, unfortunatley, never knew that was so. I went around singing 'hiss from a cat I must slay' for two months. - Submitted by: LeCynic
Seal's, "Kiss From A Rose"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been kissed by the nose of a pig.
The Real Lyrics:
I've been kissed by a rose on the pink.
The Story: It took me weeks to even come up with what this lyric COULD be. I had no freakin' idea. Then I thought I got that out of it, and figured he belonged to PETA or something. =) - Submitted by: David Roth
Seal's, "Kiss From A Rose"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss from a rose on the bridge.
or
Kiss from a rose on the grave.
The Real Lyrics:
Kiss from a rose on the grey.
The Story: My friend said she though it said 'rose on the bridge'. So I laughed at her and told her, 'Everyone knows it's rose on the grave!!!!'. I looked it up to show her, but then discovered that it's actually 'rose on the grey'. I will never mock her again. Probably. - Submitted by: Linz
Seal's, "Kiss from a Rose"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A kiss on the nose from a grape
The Real Lyrics:
A kiss from a rose on the grey.
The Story: From my two young kids - Submitted by: Trina
Seal's, "Prayer For The Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There is a fire and not Edinburgh.
The Real Lyrics:
Playing with fire, and not getting burned.
The Story: It was the quite embarassing time, when I learned my first English at school. (My mother tongue is German.) I misheard almost every English song on the radio. Later, I realized, what the meaning of the song was and that Seal didn't sing a song about Edinburgh. - Submitted by: George V.

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