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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!).

Diana Ross and the Supremes - The Ultimate Collection album at
The Misheard Lyrics:
Outside it's cool
In a One-Ton Dress. That's a story true enough
(That's a story true enough)
The Real Lyrics:
I started school,
In a worn torn dress that somebody threw out
(Somebody threw out!)
The Story: I thought I heard inner city Detroit vernacular when I listened to this song. I grew up there in the '70s, and I had no idea what a One-Ton Dress was, but thought it might be a local neighborhood expression. I had heard growing up the expression "That's a story true enough" or in the rough approximation of what I heard "Das a story trunuff" - Submitted by: azchurch
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the UFO.
Oh, that's safe and sound...
The Real Lyrics:
In you I put
All my faith and trust
The Story: With all those spaceship sounds, especially around the intro, I couldn't help but think that she was singing this from outerspace! - Submitted by: Julie
Diana Ross And The Supremes', "Stop In The Name Of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Real Lyrics:
Think it over.
The Story: I of course was singing this at work, and being about 4 or 5 at the time it came out I guess I didn't really pay all that much attention to the words. Someone (much older I should add), asked me 'What did you just say?!', after I sang the 'Casa- no-va' part. Needless to say, I was the laughing stock of the office that day. - Submitted by: Tim Quist
Diana Ross And The Supremes', "Stop! In The Name of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stop! In the name of love
Big boy you break my heart.
Think it o-o-ver.
The Real Lyrics:
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart.
Think it o-o-ver.
The Story: I heard this song for DECADES as 'Big boy, you break my heart.' Imagine my utter shock when my wife and daughter told me it was 'before....' I still sing it my way. Deep down, I KNOW Diana said 'Big boy...' - Submitted by: Fred Simmons
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