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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!).


Tom Tom Club album at Amazon.com
Tom Tom Club's, "Genius of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming 'bout a Nazi thing.
The Real Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping.
The Story: I knew that these could not possibly be the lyrics. I was a huge Talking Heads fan and naturally bought the first album by the side project Tom Tom Club in late 1981. The groove overshadowed the lyrics anyway. It wasn't until the Talking Heads movie "Stop Making Sense" came out three years later which featured "Genius of Love" performed live, and I was finally able to discern the actual lyrics. - Submitted by: William Michael
Tom Tom Club's, "Genius of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not so thin
The Real Lyrics:
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping
The Story: When I told Tina Weymouth (who wrote this song) that I thought the lyric was 'feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not so thin' she told me not to quit my dayjob. - Submitted by: Louie Pearlman

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