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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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Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Jerry, I'm in love...Oh Tom, Oh Tom.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, our love holds on, holds on.
The Story: I was driving my 8 year old nephew Patrick to his little league practice and this song came on the radio. He started to sing along and I had to laugh when I heard his version of the lyrics. I guess he must have thought it was a gay love song between a cartoon cat and mouse. - Submitted by: John Lydon
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Shelly, Oh Shelly
Au voir, au voir.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on.
The Story: I emailed all the radio stations with the wrong lyrics and I finally found it after 3 weeks because somebody suggested the song. It's very funny! - Submitted by: Kyle J. Bisnett
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Sherry, I'm in love. Hose on, Hose on...
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, our love holds on, holds on.
The Story: I can't ever hear anything else than what I posted. I'm not sure that the correct lyrics are actually correct. - Submitted by: Heepfan1
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Sherry
Oh, Sherry
Clothes on, clothes on.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie
Our love
Holds on, holds on.
The Story: A friend from Ecuador has been singing this incorrectly for years! We let her sing through the whole thing just now before we told her. - Submitted by: Phillip
Steve Perry's, "Oh Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
fools gold, fools gold.....
The Real Lyrics:
Holds on, hold on
The Story: Sounded like he said "Oh Sherry, (can't decipher what's said here) and then it sounds like fools gold, fools gold, although it's really hold on hold on - Submitted by: James C
Steve Perry's, "Oh, Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cinnamon gum
After all you made me feel.
The Real Lyrics:
Shoulda been gone
After all your words of steel.
The Story: Since the day she heard it, my sister believes this is what Steve was sainging. She still sings it this way - very loudly!! - Submitted by: Tucci68
Steve Perry's, "Oh, Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now I know you lie in state.
The Real Lyrics:
Now I know, just why you stay.
The Story: I've honestly thought for the past 20 years the song really talked about Sherrie lying in state. I thought she had passed away. - Submitted by: Leann D.
Steve Perry's, "Oh, Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie
All my love
With her clothes off, clothes off.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, Sherrie
Our love
Holds on, holds on.
The Story: When I was a kid, I thought this was a 'dirty' song, because I thought he was singing about girls with their clothes off. - Submitted by: Lorax
Steve Perry's, "Oh, Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh scary envelope Bose on Bose on
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, Sherrie
Our love
Holds on! Holds on!
The Story: My two year old son was singing along with this song at the top of his lungs in the 80s. His older cousins were listening and laughed until they cried. Then there was always "Holy strangers, you are a friend of mine." (Jose Cuervo, you are a friend of mine...) - Submitted by: Judy Witt
Steve Perry's, "Oh. Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, I'm in love
Hose off, hose off.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on.
The Story: My fiance has been singing this wrong since the song first came out. He insists that his version is better. - Submitted by: Annamatic
Steve Perry's, "Oh. Sherrie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Sherry, I love Bozo, Bozo
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Sherrie, our love
Holds on, holds on.
The Story: - Submitted by: Chris
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