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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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Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And the man in the back said as a matter of fact
We're going for a ballroom blitz.
The Real Lyrics:
And the man at the back said, 'Everyone attack'
And it turned into a ballroom blitz.
The Story: I never was sure if I had heard this song correctly but I always sang it this way. It wasn't until today when my brother was singing it that I looked the lyrics up (unless I did another time and forgot). I realized that I was partly right and so was my brother. The lyrics have now changed a lot for me. - Submitted by: Zorgirl
Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And the mohel in the back said 'Everyone attack', and it turned into a ballroom bris.
The Real Lyrics:
And the man at the back said, 'Everyone attack', and it turned into a ballroom blitz.
The Story: My wife came up with 'Bris', and the next thing in my mind was 'The Mohel in the back' Now my 4yr old is singing it. - Submitted by: Douglas Davis
Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She thinks she's the patch in the Guam.
The Real Lyrics:
She thinks she's the passionate one.
The Story: 30 years of singing this political protest song came crashing down on me with barrels laughter. - Submitted by: Paul
Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The man in the back said everyone attacked
And it turned into a balrog blitz
The Real Lyrics:
The man in the back said everyone attacked
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
The Story: When I realized I was wrong about the lyrics, I started writing a parody about J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. - Submitted by: Rachel
Sweet's, "Blockbuster"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Does anyone know the way?
There`s got to be a way
To the bus stop.
The Real Lyrics:
Does anyone know the way?
There`s got to be a way
To Blockbuster.
The Story: My best friend was talking about the song about the bus stop. After some further questioning, I established she was talking about this song. She said, 'Oh no, I`ve been singing along all this time in front of people?!' - Submitted by: Narayani
Sweet's, "Fox On The Run "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Rocks, on the rocks
It's sweet and everybody loves.
The Real Lyrics:
Fox on the run
You scream and every body comes a-running.
The Story: I was in grade school when this song came out and just loved it. I even wrote it down on my Christmas 'wish list' as 'Rocks on the Rocks.' My older sisters laughed their a**** off when they realised which song I actually meant. - Submitted by: Jackie
Sweet's, "Fox on the Run"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fox on the run
F-foxy
Fox on the run - the night away
The Real Lyrics:
Fox on the run
F-foxy
Fox on the run and hideaway.
The Story: This is a glam rock song and it's similar to power pop which is spearheaded by Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick on their hit "Surrender" has one verse end with "Awaaaaaaaaaaaayyy-yyy!" The feel, flow and phonetics of the ending of the verses in this Sweet song kind of "feels" the same way for me so that's how I interpreted and misheard "Fox On the Run". - Submitted by: Cheap Sweet Candy Man
Sweet's, "Little Willie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Little Willy, wooly worm, come home!
The Real Lyrics:
Little Willy, Willy won't, go home
The Story: Me and my classmate Mark interpreted it like this. We knew about wooly worms and of course during cartoon time on TV (before the Orwellian deluge of trash TV took over) some of the ads showcased the ride-able Inchworm. We were 3rd graders. - Submitted by: Cheap Sweet Candyman
Sweet's, "The Sixteens"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Suzy and Davy got to make the big time, make the bacon
Put it all together in a show that lasts forever
The Real Lyrics:
Suzy and Davy got to make the big time
Maybe they can put it all together
In a show that lasts forever
The Story: In the 70s "make the bacon" was a sexual euphemism - Submitted by: xavier

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