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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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Skid Row's, "18 And Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
18 and life with Karen
or
18 and life without her.
The Real Lyrics:
18 and life, you got it.
The Story: I was singing this song in the car with my best friend. He was a die-hard Skid Row fan. I was singing both these misheard lyrics. He got so angry. We had to look on the internet for the right lyrics. We haven't really talked since because he was right. [Ed.'s note: Or your friend needed to take a chill pill.] - Submitted by: Cecilia
Skid Row's, "18 and Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
18 and life clam chowder
18 and life, you know.
The Real Lyrics:
18 and life, you got it
18 and life, you know.
The Story: I was a Skid Row fan in the early '90's. The girl I was dating at the time told me about a friend's mother who thought these were the lyrics. - Submitted by: John
Skid Row's, "18 and Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Accidents will happen, they all heard Rikki say.
Fired his six-shot to the wind, then shot...Lynwood shot Louann.
The Real Lyrics:
Accidents will happen," they all heard Rikki say
He fired his six-shot to the wind that child blew a child away
The Story: I'm almost too embarrassed to admit that's what I've been singing all these years. - Submitted by: Lindsay
Skid Row's, "18 and Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ricky was a young boy,
he had a heart of gold
The Real Lyrics:
Ricky was a young boy,
he had a heart of stone
The Story: Yet another one from my lyrically challenged friend. We were playing at the park in 1989 when she suddenly burst into song, singing the lyrics 'Ricky was a young boy, he had a heart of gold' My sister and I asked her what she had just sung to us and she repeated the lyrics. Well, we started laughing and told her what the song was about and the actual lyrics. She then didn't like the song as much and didn't sing it at all anymore. A few weeks ago, we were in our college classmate Kate's car and the song came on the radio and I smiled and fought back the urge to sing my friend's messed-up lyrics to remind her of her mistake. Oh well. - Submitted by: Sandi
Skid Row's, "Creepshow"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She nicks my children
Then she kicks me
Out and says she married me for fun.
The Real Lyrics:
She nicks my shin
Then she kicks me in
And says she buried me for fun.
The Story: Well, not really. But I did think it was funny that Bach was singing about marriage when none of the Skids were married. - Submitted by: Alice
Skid Row's, "Psycho Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Haunt my house of pain, and fill my cycle up.
The Real Lyrics:
Haunt my house of pain, and feel my psycho love.
The Story: My mistake was discovered whilst singing very loudly to the song at my then 'heavy metal mad' boyfriend's house in an effort to impress him with my rock credentials. I imagined that Seb Bach (the lead singer) would have a huge throbbing, roaring moterbike that needed filling with petrol. Needless to say my boyfriend almost needed medical help after hearing my gaffe. - Submitted by: Faye

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