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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!).


1984 for the Love of Big Brother album at Amazon.com
The Eurythmics', "Here Comes The Rain Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Falling on my head like a gnu in motion.
The Real Lyrics:
Falling on my head like a new emotion.
The Story: I just remember thinking it would really hurt to have a moving gnu fall on one's head! - Submitted by: Ronald
The Eurythmics', "Here Comes The Rain Again"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Want to dive into your ocean
Is it wading with you?
The Real Lyrics:
Want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?
The Story: We laugh like lunatics when we hear this song to the point where we won't even let anyone else in the room talk during this verse. We still can't remember the correct verse. - Submitted by: Daisy'n'Kizzy
The Eurythmics', "Love Is A Stranger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I want you suffering circumcision
The Real Lyrics:
And I want you so, it's an obsession.
The Story: I sang it this way for ages. My wife told me I was wrong. But I didn't believe her until I saw the Eurythmics live and read Annie Lennox's lips through the binoculars. - Submitted by: Baz
The Eurythmics', "Love Is A Stranger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
Sucking sandles.
The Real Lyrics:
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
So, it's an obsession.
The Story: Must have been a bad radio in the car. For years I thought it was love as a stranger in an overcoat with this weird thing for shoes. - Submitted by: Catfish Magee
The Eurythmics', "Love Is a Stranger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I want you to have a circumcision
The Real Lyrics:
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so, it's an obsession.
The Story: My uncle plays it on the local radio, and I could never get it - Submitted by: Raan
The Eurythmics', "Must Be Talking To An Angel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mister termi-terminator
The Real Lyrics:
Must be talking to an angel.
The Story: This was actually my friend Jonas who misheard this song, most probably inspired by the new Schwarzenegger film released at the same time (about 1984). - Submitted by: Joe Henning
The Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of this.
The Story: For years, I thought Annie Lennox was singing about cheese. The video had lots of black and white cows in it. It made sense to me at the time. I still like to sing it that way when nobody's around. It makes the song so much more interesting. - Submitted by: Heidi
The Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet dreams my maid of ease.
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of this.
The Story: When I was four and my sister was fourteen, the Eurythmics Greatest Hits was in heavy rotation in her tape player. So, naturally, I heard this song many times. My sister thought it was so funny to hear a four year old sing 'Sweet dreams my maid of ease' that she never corrected me, and would, in fact, have me sing it for all her friends. I finally figured out the right lyrics when I was about ten. - Submitted by: Susan
The Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
These jeans are made of this
Who am I but a tree?
Jabba the hut and the seven thieves.
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I traveled the world and the Seven Seas.
The Story: These were misheard by my daughter, who sang them at the top of her eight year old lungs! - Submitted by: gilliansl
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