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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!).


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The Killers', "All These Things That I've Done"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And my erection, well it comes and goes
The Real Lyrics:
And my affection, well it comes and goes
The Story: Everyone has a song they listen to loud and for my kids and I, this was one of them. One day my 10 year old daughter was sitting beside me in the front seat of the car when the song came on. When I heard her version, I had to pull over I was laughing so hard. She didn't even know what an erection was, yet in context, she had it right! - Submitted by: Bob M.
The Killers', "All These Things That I've Done"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm so much older than I can take
And my erection, well it comes and goes.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes.
The Story: I had to ask the guy I fancied what this meant, and confess my dirty version. We did get together pretty soon after, though. - Submitted by: Helen
The Killers', "Bling (Confession Of A King)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Porn is high, but boy, they live.
The Real Lyrics:
Poor and tired, but more than this
The Story: I have no idea why I thought it was "porn is high" I just misheard it and one day when I actually looked up the lyrics I realized. Why would this song have to do with porn? - Submitted by: Katie
The Killers', "Human"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Are we human or are we denser
The Real Lyrics:
Are we human or are we dancer
The Story: I don't know which is right, dancer or denser... - Submitted by: Marco
The Killers', "Mr. Brightside"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And they're going to bed And my stomach is sick But it's all in my head But she's touching his [cuts off suggestively] Just now He takes off her dress now Let me go
The Real Lyrics:
Now they're going to bed And my stomach is sick And it's all in my head But she's touching his Chest now He takes off her dress now Let me go
The Story: Maybe it's just my filthy subconcious, but I always thought that the end of the chorus (but she's touching his...) was some sort of raunchy tease, instead of just starting a new verse with "chest" (Gee, what rhimes with "sick"?) I always felt uncomfortable when I heard this song over the radio. The subject matter isn't exactly kid-friendly to start out with, but I was still relieved when I read the lyrics. - Submitted by: Friginator
The Killers', "Mr. Brightside"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jealousy
Turning snakes into the sea
Sing me through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the Brightside way
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eagle eyes
Cause I'm Mr. Brightside.
The Real Lyrics:
Jealousy
Turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
Cause I'm Mr. Brightside.
The Story: I was trying to figure out what "turning snakes into the sea" had to do with anything, so I looked up the lyrics. But it still sounds like that when I listen to it. - Submitted by: Domino
The Killers', "Mr. Brightside"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Open up my eagle eyes.
The Real Lyrics:
Open up my eager eyes.
The Story: My friend and I are in a band. We are playing a lot of the Killers' songs. We had an argument on what the lyrics of the song really were. So we placed a little bet: Whoever got the lyrics wrong had to go around to one of our good friend's house and buy the "Pro-Evolution Soccer" game on Playstation 2 in their underpants. So ring the door bell, and our mate's parents will answer and go, "Hello, we are here to purchase a Playstation 2 game, whilst only wearing underwear. - Submitted by: Alex Gilchrist
The Killers', "Mr. Brightside"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Viagra
The Real Lyrics:
I never.
The Story: Well actually it wasn't me who heard this, but my friend's dad. I was staying over at a girlfriend's house for a sleepover. We were having our ice cream in the living room and watching TV, when all of a sudden "Mr. Brightside" came on. The girl I was with really liked that song. So we left it on. Half way through the it, we see her dad pop his head into the room and say: 'Is he singing viagra?'. - Submitted by: Ellie
The Killers', "Somebody Told Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Anything goes in a place like this.
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven ain't close in a place like this.
The Story: I thought 'Anything goes in a place like this' would make sense anyway, since it would show how easily rumours spread. - Submitted by: Chris
The Killers', "Somebody Told Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lemonade glows in a place like this.
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven ain't close in a place like this.
The Story: I thought it was about the strange effects ultra-violet light can have in nightclubs. - Submitted by: Cazalinghau
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