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Ugly Kid Joe's, "Cat's In The Cradle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later, cat, Ben, please!
The Real Lyrics:
What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later, can I have them please?
The Story: I'm historically very very bad about discerning lyrics. I'm constantly asking those around me how a particular line goes. I'd never heard the original song, but thought that it was from the 70's or something, and that calling people 'cat' was much like calling somebody 'dude' today. Couple that with the fact that I kept thinking the guy was referring to his son as 'Ben', and well.. there you go. My sister caught this one, and she's never let me live it down. - Submitted by: Matt

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