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What Lyrics Have You Misheard?


Misheard lyrics are pretty much always amusing, especially when more than a few people have misheard lyrics in the same way. Recently a poll was conducted in England by a hearing aid company to find out what the most commonly misheard lyrics are, and the results had the researchers "in stitches."

Of course, the results largely include lyrics from songs by UK bands, with The Police's "When The World Is Running Down" coming in at No. 1 ("you make the best of what's still around" is misheard as "you make the best homemade stew around"). Other oft-misheard songs include The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" ("The girl with colitis goes by"), Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" ("will you do the banned tango?") and Oasis' "Wonderwall" ("you're gonna be the one at Sainsbury's").

Many of us know the Jimi Hendrix one ("'scuse me, while I kiss this guy") and of course, "hold me closer, tiny dancer" turns into "hold me closer, Tony Danza," depending on who you ask. I myself used to think the lyric from a Cranberries' song that goes "I'm such a fool for you" was "I'm searching fruit for you." You know, the age-old courting ritual of fruit-searching.

What lyrics have you misheard?

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