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The Cardigans', "Lovefool"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Left me, left me.
Say that you left me.
Need me, need me.
Just say that you need me.
I don't care that anything but you.
The Real Lyrics:
Love me, love me.
Say that you love me.
Leave me, leave me.
Just say that you need me.
I can't care 'bout anything but you.
The Story: It sounding like the next generation of Dan Byrd's lyrics and music of his song "Boulevard" that Dan Byrd say the similar line of this song in choruses: "When you left me on that boulevard." About this song: "Lovefool" was written for its third studio album, "First Band on the Moon", released on 12 August 1996. It was released as the album's lead single on 14 September 1996 in the UK and on 5 October 1996 internationally and became their first international hit single, entering the UK Singles Chart (reaching #2), some other European charts, New Zealand chart (topping), then was certified Gold in Australia, and later topping the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay (but unfortunately for their fans that "Lovefool" did not chart on Billboard's Pop Chart because at the time singles not made commercially available in that country). But "Lovefool" still their best remembering song and also my favorite song of all time and this could be the highest position if their fans wanna be happy to see their band on my list. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
The Cardigans', "Lovefool"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So I cry and I pray that I'm dead
The Real Lyrics:
So I cry and I pray and I beg
The Story: Sounded like it back in the day. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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