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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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The Bangles', "Glitter Years"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't really know How we survived the Clinton years What did we do it all for Do you remember the Clinton years?
The Real Lyrics:
I don't really know How we survived the glitter years What did we do it all for Do you remember the glitter years
The Story: Heard this Bangles song for the first time and thought maybe they were secretly an Alt Right band with some hatred for Hillary and Bill. - Submitted by: David
The Bangles', "Hazy Shade of Winter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a fascist snow on the ground
The Real Lyrics:
There's a patch of snow on the ground
The Story: The way they sing the line it sounds ominous. A patch of snow on the ground is pretty banal. A fascist snow is ominous! - Submitted by: tigertooth
The Bangles', "If She Knew What She Wants"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'd say her veins are corrupted 'cause she's up in two chains
The Real Lyrics:
I'd say her values are corrupted but she's open to change
The Story: Even as a naïve teenager, I remember (mis)hearing this line and thinking that not knowing 'what she wants' was the LEAST of her problems! - Submitted by: Wendy Christopher
The Bangles', "Manic Monday"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doesn't matter that I have to be the user of some Clorisal
The Real Lyrics:
Doesn't it matter
That I have to feed the both of us
Employment's down
The Story: Clorisal is used to remove pimples... it's what I used as a teenager. - Submitted by: rAE
The Bangles', "Manic Monday"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just another man ain't Monday.
The Real Lyrics:
It's just another manic Monday.
The Story: I didn't know the song title when I was a kid. I thought comparing a gender to the day of the week was poetic. - Submitted by: Sean L
The Bangles', "Manic Monday"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting for the train, but the bus is already there.
The Real Lyrics:
Blame it on the train, but the boss is already there.
The Story: I genuinely didn't know it was wrong until I looked at this website. It kind of makes sense as it suggests the train is late, and she's still waiting for it when a bus between her home and destination has already arrived. - Submitted by: Damon Cox
The Bangles', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I lick the seals.
or
Honest I feel.
The Real Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed.
The Story: There was a segment on the TV one day about misheard lyrics and I mentioned this song. It was my husband who said he thought it was "I lick the seals." I nearly fell of the chair laughing. - Submitted by: Leanne
The Bangles', "Walk Like An Egyptian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They spin their cocoons 'round the block.
The Real Lyrics:
Spin the clubs cruise down the block.
The Story: I am a singer & brought a tambourine into my show one night & gave it to a friend of mine. She started playing it in a way that reminded me of this song, so we started singing it. When we got to this lyric, she stopped & started laughing uncontrollably. So did I. But then she didn't know the correct lyrics, either, so we're both bozos, now aren't we? I just had the chutzpah to sing it loud & proud. - Submitted by: Niki
The Bangles', "Walk Like an Egyptian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All the school kids so sick of books, they like the punk and the metal band also, all the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance don't you know
The Real Lyrics:
All the school kids so sick of books, they like TO FLUNK IN A LITTLE BIT, all the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance don't you know
The Story: how does "TO FLUNK IN A LITTLE BIT" sound like: "they like the punk and the metal band also" ?!?! - Submitted by: A
The Bangles', "Walk Like an Egyptian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
For enticing a hooker pie, say...
The Real Lyrics:
Foreign types with the hookah pipes say.
The Story: It was a long time ago now - but I do remember my mum was not best pleased when she heard me sing these words..! - Submitted by: Wendy Christopher
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