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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!).


Downside Up album at Amazon.com
The Misheard Lyrics:
Playing Russian Roulette for the lucky click.
The Real Lyrics:
Playing Russian Roulette or the lucky dip.
The Story: 'Dazzle' is a song about suicide/death so I figured that it made sense for the words 'lucky dip' to be 'for the lucky click' as in put a gun to your head and shoot (which would be the lucky click), which you would play Russian Roulette in order to get the lucky click. (Editor's note: Yeah, right!) - Submitted by: Danielle
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pikachu
The Real Lyrics:
Peek-A-Boo
The Story: Actually it wasn`t me who misheard this lyric (at first) I work at a school and we were having an 'old music' day, and I brought a tape in with lots of 80s music on it, including 'Peek-A-Boo' by the Banshees. After it had been on a bit and the chorus came on half the kids started singing 'Piiiiikachuuu! Piiiiiikachuuuuu!', which did make me laugh I must admit. - Submitted by: Richard Leach
The Misheard Lyrics:
Trick-or-treat
Trick-or-treat
The victor and the slave
The Real Lyrics:
Trick-or-treat
Trick-or-treat
The bitter and the sweet
The Story: I misheard this lyric when I was listening to Music Choice's Sounds of the Seasons around Halloween. It sounded like, "victor," and, "slave," because of the English accent, which sounds like they break the word, "bitter," into sylables, which is pronounced, "bit-ter," and, "sweet," sounds like, "slave." They pronounce, "sweet," by making the E sound like an A, (which sounds like, "slave," or, "swate." I then read the lyrics and found out the real pronunciation. - Submitted by: Dustin Aurand

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