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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 Winwood's, "Back In The High Life Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't want to be a Sadducee
The Real Lyrics:
And oh we'll be a sight to see
The Story: Sadducees are mentioned in the Bible and they lived and practiced life strictly - Submitted by: California Motorway
Steve Winwood's, "Back In The High Life Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't want to be a Saducee
The Real Lyrics:
And oh we'll be a sight to see
The Story: The Saducees were an essentric Jewish sect in Jesus' day. They didn't believe in spirits or in an afterlife, so why did they even practice religion if they thought that after one's death there was NOTHING? They practiced strictly regimented ascetic ritualisms in their lives. I guessed that Steve wanted to "live it up" again after a time of retreat, and who could blame him for that? Everybody Wang Chung tonight! - Submitted by: Grateful For California
Steve Winwood's, "Back in the High Life Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So don't be surprised to see me
Back in the bright Bordentown
The Real Lyrics:
So don't be surprised to see me
Back in the bright part of town
The Story: Bordentown is a town in Burlington County, NJ. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Steve Winwood's, "Higher Love (Theme from `Big Business')"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bring me Ohio Love.
The Real Lyrics:
Bring me a higher love.
The Story: My baby sister was living in Cleveland at the time and had just broken up with her man. She heard this on the radio going back to her house. So she called up the then-operating Steve Winwood hotline at the local radio station there and volunteered her flavor of Ohio love to Steve Winwood. - Submitted by: tja2729
Steve Winwood's, "Higher Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bake me a pie of love.
The Real Lyrics:
Bring me a higher love.
The Story: I was singing in my car when I was abruptly stopped when I realized all the others were singing different lyrics than me. I tried to explain to them, by singing what I thought I knew the lyrics were, but I was just laughed at and told the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Steff
Steve Winwood's, "Higher Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bring me an iron lung.
The Real Lyrics:
Bring me a higher love.
The Story: Driving in the car with our young son about 20 years ago. We were singing the lyrics when my son said 'OhmiGod, I always thought he was singing 'bring me an iron lung'' I said 'That doesn't make any sense'. He said 'I know- that's why it seemed stupid to me' - Submitted by: zac
Steve Winwood's, "Higher Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dreaming it, I don't know
The Real Lyrics:
Bring me a higher love
The Story: What I thought I heard a long time ago, and more recently, I heard this song remade with his daughter Lilly in a Hershey commercial. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Steve Winwood's, "Roll With It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bald-headed baby
The Real Lyrics:
Roll with it, baby.
The Story: A co-worker's daughter was singing 'Bald Headed Baby' and now I think of that every time I hear the song. We still laugh about it every time we see each other. - Submitted by: Karen Bergmeier
Steve Winwood's, "Roll With It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You just roll, frickin' baby
Come on and just roll, frickin' baby
You are with me, roll, frickin' baby
Hand up and just roll frickin' baby
The way your glove, is good and funny
I swear by sons of love, sweet and sunny.
The Real Lyrics:
You just roll with it, baby
Come on and just roll with it, baby
You and me, roll with it, baby
Hang on and just roll with it, baby
The way that you love is good as money
I swear by stars above, sweet as honey.
The Story: This song used to be on all the time when I was about 5 or 6, so I used to sing 'Roll frickin' baby' instead of 'Roll with it baby'. One day I was singing it in the car, and my mother said to me, 'Stop saying that, those aren't the right lyrics, they don't even make sense.' So I turned to her and said, 'Yes they do, it's a song about rolling a baby down a hill.'. - Submitted by: Michelle
Steve Winwood's, "Valerie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Valerie, corned beef.
Corned beef, Valerie
The Real Lyrics:
Valerie, call on me
Call on me, Valerie
The Story: I heard this on the way to a Sunday dinner with a friend who is Irish. She thought it was "Corned Beef". I had to correct her. She still sings it to this day, just like that. - Submitted by: Dan Levitan
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