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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!).


Jefferson Airplane/ Jefferson Starship/ Starship - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Starship's, "Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mympsi went crazy
The Real Lyrics:
Let em say we're crazy
The Story: I always wondered, who Mympsi was, who went crazy... ;-) - Submitted by: cyn
Starship's, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
The Misheard Lyrics:
and in this world outside of lovers
The Real Lyrics:
and if this world runs out of lovers
The Story: I was just a young 13yr old township kid when this song was on in 87/88 20yrs later it just hit me the grammar ain't right - Submitted by: Fikile Nyoni
Starship's, "Sara"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Storms operating in your eyes
The Real Lyrics:
Sara, Sara, storms are brewing in your eyes
The Story: My Co-worker swears that was the correct line i could not stop laughing. - Submitted by: Mario
Starship's, "We Built This City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A holy place to mamba.
The Real Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba.
The Story: I always thought since they 'built this city', it was a 'holy place to mamba (dance)' - Submitted by: rhine
Starship's, "We Built This City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My coley place that mamba
The Real Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba
The Story: It always sounded to me like this is what they were singing here. - Submitted by: Jeremy
Starship's, "We Built This City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, corny is 'La Bamba'
Glisten to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this sissy
We built this cissy on rock and roll.
The Real Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba
Listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
We built this city on rock and roll.
The Story: The first time that I heard this song was in my friend Libby's car, and she was singing along using these lyrics. So when I actually heard the song, that's what I actually thought they were saying. I was saying 'What the h***?' Then a few years later, it came on in my boyfriend's car, and when I sang along, he nearly died laughing. The relationship didn't last long after that :-P - Submitted by: @ the wheel
Starship's, "We Built This City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
While Tony plays the banjo
The Real Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba.
The Story: I was on a cruise in the carribean when my friend chose to sing this song for karaoke and was SHOCKED when the actual lyrics came on the screen - I had been singing "while tony plays the banjo" my whole life... I'm an idiot! - Submitted by: Kerry

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