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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

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The Four Tops', "Bernadette"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Burned to death
The Real Lyrics:
Bernadette
The Story: I was a little kid with a mono radio back then. A pretty scary song, I had thought. It was a very dramatic song, so I guess it just fit my concept. Besides when you're a kid, what else could the lyrics mean? - Submitted by: Rov Dimitri
The Four Tops', "Bernadette"
The Misheard Lyrics:
burn to death
The Real Lyrics:
Bernadette
The Story: My father has always listened to oldies music, and when I was about eight I heard this song and every time I heard them say Bernadette, I thought they were saying "burn to death", my father had to pull the car over he was laughing so hard. - Submitted by: ryan wilson
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