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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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Sex Pistols', "Anarchy in the UK"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I wanna be Anarchy No Doug Funnie
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause I wanna be Anarchy No dogsbody
The Story: I thought he was giving out a shout-out to Nickeldeon's Doug, then I realized Doug came significantly after this song was released - Submitted by: AIT
Sex Pistols', "Bodies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A nine-month party jiggling free.
The Real Lyrics:
Her name was Pauline, she lived in a tree.
The Story: Not necessarily funny, but here it is: I was taught to write in 1st-person, active voice, so that's how (I guess) I tend to hear things. So I heard the song lead-off with a girl's name (Jeanne), and the rest flowed, ala' Jeanne was a girl from Birmingham. She just had an abortion. She was a case of insanity. A nine-month-party jiggling free...' - Submitted by: Andy
Sex Pistols', "Bodies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
F*** this and f*** that, f*** it all
F*** now, she's f***ing blacks
She donít wanna baby that looks like that
I donít wanna baby that looks like that.
The Real Lyrics:
F*** this and f*** that, f*** it all and
F*** the f***ing brat
She donít wanna baby that looks like that
I donít wanna baby that looks like that.
The Story: This song is controversial enough, the lyrics are not sung clearly and lyrics are not included with the album. I thought the Sex Pistols were broaching the issue of a race selection abortion. All the lyric sites use the word 'brat' rather than 'blacks.' However, I don't understand why 'she don't wanna baby that looks like that' if line above is just about f***ing the brat. Are the posted lyrics really what they say? - Submitted by: Jerry
Sex Pistols', "Friggin in the Riggin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The figurehead was a whore in bed
And a mouse with a big bent penis
The Real Lyrics:
The figurehead was a whore in bed
And the mast was a big bent penis
The Story: Me and all my mates got the lyric wrong as above and only realised this 20 years later when my mate Dave got a Japanese Swindle cd with the lyric insert. We come from the North of England and so pronounce mast as in 'massed', Steve Jones being a Southerner pronounces it 'marst', closer to our pronunciation of 'mouse'. - Submitted by: Adrian Fleming
Sex Pistols', "Pretty Vacant"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Obey c***.
The Real Lyrics:
Pretty vacant
The Story: You could call this a very, uhhh, subliminal message to obey the Sex Pistols and buy their records? - Submitted by: Ravage
Sex Pistols', "Pretty Vacant"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're so fruity, oh so fruity yeah, we're bacon
The Real Lyrics:
We're so pretty, oh so pretty yeah, we're vacant
The Story: I heard this story years ago in Pinner Middx UK where I grew up from a friend of mine by the name of Sue Crisp. She was in a record shop when she overheard someone ask 'have you got that song called er Fruity Bacon. Y'know it goes....We're so fruity, oh so fruity yeah, we're bacon.' - Submitted by: Simon Le Bon

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