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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!).


The Cure - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
The Cure's, "Friday I'm in Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tuesday, Wednesday hard to attack
The Real Lyrics:
Tuesday, Wednesday - Heart Attack
The Story: BIG fight with my boyfriend which i lost ;( - Submitted by: Danni
The Cure's, "Just Like Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream 'Seasick!'
The Real Lyrics:
Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream, she said.
The Story: I didn't actually know it was incorrect until someone else made the same mistake and was corrected. A lucky escape for me! - Submitted by: The Goose King
The Cure's, "Just Like Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream 'She's sick!'
The Real Lyrics:
'Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream,' she said.
The Story: Two unconscious tendencies at play here: First, the implicit assumption that the first words one hears are the speaker's, rather than a direct quotation. Second, the desire for as close a rhyme as possible. I still think the way I misheard it is classic, BTW. - Submitted by: MJM
The Cure's, "Just Like Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Spinning all that dizzy air
The Real Lyrics:
Spinning on that dizzy edge
The Cure's, "Piggy In The Middle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bowels in your mouth and the same dry sore.
The Real Lyrics:
Flowers in your house and the same dry song.
The Story: I didn't mishear this. This came from a lyric sheet to a bootleg Cure cassette that my friend's father brought back from Saudi Arabia following a trip in 1991. The thought of some poor guy who can't speak English having to transcribe lyrics for a knockoff tape tickled us immensly! There were more errors (lots of them!) but this was always our favourite. - Submitted by: Greg Robinson
The Cure's, "The Lovecats"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We move like Cajun tigers.
The Real Lyrics:
We move like cagey tigers.
The Story: My brother still insists that 'Cajun tigers' is the correct wording. - Submitted by: Kate
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