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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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Thomas Dolby's, "Flying North"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ni***rs stealing in the chilly air of the morning.
The Real Lyrics:
Lincoln steaming in the chilly air of the morning.
The Story: I was 14 (or so) when I first heard the song. "Lincoln steaming" fit no frame of reference that was available at the time. - Submitted by: Shandooga
Thomas Dolby's, "Flying North"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ni**ers teaming in the chilly air of the morning.
The Real Lyrics:
Lincoln steaming in the chilly air of the morning.
The Story: For a while I stopped listening to Thomas Dolby because I thought he was some kind of euro skinhead. - Submitted by: Zerosum
Thomas Dolby's, "Radio Silence"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Radio silence (Rang-tang)
The Real Lyrics:
Radio silence (maintain)
The Story: During college I was mumbling these misheard lyrics in the kitchen when my roommate Andre overheard me. He asked me to repeat what I had just sung and immediately collapsed in laughter. That was over ten years ago and that f***er hasn't let me live it down yet. In my defense, I didn't have the album or the song sheet, just a crummy little Maxell 90 minute tape. - Submitted by: Bart
Thomas Dolby's, "She Blinded Me With Science"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's tied me up, and I can't find anything
The Real Lyrics:
She's tidied up, and I can't find anything
The Story: I first heard this song in Dec. '99 on a New Wave c.d. that my dad had purchased for me as a Christmas gift. For the longest time, I assumed that there was really a reference to S&M in this song. Finally, I realized what the words REALLY were; it was funny to learn that I'd been creating a scenario that didn't exist within the realm of the song. Personally, I think that my misheard lyrics are at least slightly more exciting than the real ones. - Submitted by: Katie Okey
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