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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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Tim McGraw's, "Back When"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you remember the p*** in a Pepper?
The Real Lyrics:
Don't you remember the fizz in a Pepper?
The Story: Everytime I sing the misheard lyrics I get a laugh, whether that's because of the misquote or because I sound like a braying donkey, I don't know. - Submitted by: Jim Brymer
Tim McGraw's, "Don't Take The Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doctor said the baby smiled.
The Real Lyrics:
Doctor said the baby's fine.
The Story: I always thought that these were the lyrics. I could always picture a little newborn smiling. One day, I sang these lyrics out loud and my family (especially my mom) still makes fun of me whenever this song plays. - Submitted by: Jonathan
Tim McGraw's, "Don't Take The Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take the hair from my breast
The Real Lyrics:
Take the heart from my chest
The Story: When I was about eight 'Don't Take The Girl' by Tim McGraw came out. I started to sing it and my mom just out of the blue started laughing at me. She couldn't Stop laughing to tell me what was so funny. She finally calmed down she told me I was singing 'Take the the Hair from my breast.' then it clicked. My mom told me it was 'Take the heart form my chest.' oops!! - Submitted by: Paige
Tim McGraw's, "I Like It, I Love It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't know what it is, but the middle cows love it.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't know what it is 'bout that little gal's lovin'.
The Story: When I was younger used to play this on the radio in the car, and I would sing along (very loudly!!!) these misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: Kazi
Tim McGraw's, "I'm Gonna Live Where The Green Grass Grows"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Watch my corn popping crows.
The Real Lyrics:
Watch my corn pop up in rows.
The Story: My little boy would always sing, 'Watch my corn popping crows'. I think he thought that the crows were taking it easy living in the country, and they were popping pop corn. - Submitted by: Annette Johnson
Tim McGraw's, "Indian Outlaw"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wee-Chee-Wee-Chee-Wah-Wah!!!
The Real Lyrics:
Half Cherokee and Choctaw...
The Story: It was my sister who actually misheard these lyrics when she was about 7 or 8 years old. One day, she was singing along with the song and when she came out with, "WEE-CHEE-WEE-CHEE-WAH-WAH!!!" we were like, "Say WHAT??? and we were cracking up laughing!!! Then I explained to her that the lyrics were "...half Cherokee and Choctaw..." and asked her what in the world ever made her think he said, "Wee-Chee-Wee-Chee-Wah-Wah!!!" She said, "Well, he's an Indian outlaw, so I just figured he was talkin' Indian!" - Submitted by: Hallie Corson
Tim McGraw's, "Live Like You Were Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I loved deeper and I smoked the sweet herb.
The Real Lyrics:
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter.
The Story: I have heard this song 100 times and always thought he smoked the sweet herb 'cause he was dying. - Submitted by: Tara Bradford
Tim McGraw's, "Live Like You Were Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I went 2.7 seconds in a four man Fu Man Chu.
The Real Lyrics:
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu-Manchu.
The Story: I thought a Fu Man Chu was some sort of bi plane. - Submitted by: Karla Kay
Tim McGraw's, "Live Like You Were Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Lu Manchu
The Real Lyrics:
On a bull named Fu-Manchu
The Story: When I first heard the song, I know Tim said "Fu Manchu." A few years ago, when I put the song on my Kindle, the lyrics changed to "Fu Lu Manchu." I thought I misheard it but friends and co-workers have confirmed it. I believe there were complaints from Asian-Americans about use of the name Fu Manchu, which is a British-created stereotype of Chinese people (and was played by white guys like Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff, to boot). I can see the current version being edited. - Submitted by: Gregory Marshall Smith
Tim McGraw's, "Live Like You Were Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I went 2.7 seconds on a homade Fu Man Chu.
The Real Lyrics:
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu-Manchu.
The Story: Well I heard the song a few times and I like it a lot but I had no idea what a homade Fu Man Chu was.So on break at work I asked someone else and they told me the correct lyric. I was honestly thinking a Fu Man Chu was a Japanese motorcycle or something. But I didn't get the homade part. After they told me the correct lyrics it makes more sense now. And I feel pretty stupid. - Submitted by: Michael
Tim McGraw's, "She's My Kind Of Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's my Cabaret.
The Real Lyrics:
She's my kind of rain.
Tim McGraw's, "She's My Kind Of Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's my cataract.
The Real Lyrics:
She's my kind of rain.
The Story: I heard Tim McGraw singing this on Country Music TV. I thought he was saying repeatedly, 'She's my cataract'. My son laughed when I said that, and then told me the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Pepper Jones
Tim McGraw's, "Southern Voice"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Smooth as some hickory women. The road from Memphis down to apple cherry cola
The Real Lyrics:
Smooth as the hickory wind that blows from Memphis down to Apalachicola
The Story: I could not really understand Tim's southern accent. I was just going by what I thought I heard him saying. Then I listened to the song on YouTube with the lyrics and I was like this makes more sense. - Submitted by: Babicheeks999
Tim McGraw's, "Where The Green Grass Grows"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna live where the green grass grows
Watch my corn popping crows.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna live where the green grass grows
Watch my corn pop up in rows.
The Story: One of my sons always sang, 'Watch my corn popping crows.' I guess he thought if the song was about moving to the country to take it easy, then maybe the crows would be out there in the fields popping popcorn. - Submitted by: Annette Johnson
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