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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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The Getaway People album at
The Getaway People's, "She Gave Me Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, how's your gay man love,
oh how's your gay man love?
(your gay man love..)
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, how she gave me love,
oh how she gave me love.
(she gave me love..)
The Story: I first heard this song when in the car w/ my sister and a friend and they were singing along to it, but it still sounded like 'gay man love' to me, so i was giving them weird looks cuz it made no sense; it had nothing to do with the rest of the song. i asked them about it when it ended and they started cracking up and told me what it really was. - Submitted by: Victoria
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