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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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Ed Sheeran's, "Perfect"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Barefoot on the cross
The Real Lyrics:
Barefoot on the grass
The Story: I goofed on an earlier entry and forgot it was "Barefoot" instead of "Dancing". As I said earlier, even accounting for Sheeran being a Brit, it sounds like he went out of the way to make "grass" sound like "cross". The first couple of times I heard it, I thought it was either a religious song or a blasphemous one depending on the context. - Submitted by: The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Ed Sheeran's, "Perfect"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Darling just die right in
The Real Lyrics:
Darling just dive right in
The Story: Became a meme and is on Freememeskids video “BEST MEMES COMPILATION V56 - Submitted by: J.C.
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Every lady's covered in something brand new
The Real Lyrics:
Every day discovering something brand new
The Story: I thought that it meant all the women at the bar were wearing expensive new clothes... - Submitted by: Riley Slattery
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everythin' is covered in something brand new
The Real Lyrics:
Every day discovering something brand new
The Story: I thought it was continuing to describe, a bit too graphically, the state of his bedsheets after she spent the night in his room... - Submitted by: Bee
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jump in a taxi, p*** in the back seat
The Real Lyrics:
Jump in a taxi, kiss in the back seat
The Story: The first time I heard this song, I really did think think that Ed sang "jump in a taxi, p*** in the back seat". It took me several listens to realise that he was actually saying "jump in a taxi, kiss in the back seat". - Submitted by: Steven
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud "
The Misheard Lyrics:
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and Ben Vereen
The Real Lyrics:
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory
The Story: Heard this so many times at my job, I kept thinking Ben Vereen's name is mentioned. Why would a love song mention the guy that was "Webster"'s uncle? - Submitted by: Gabe
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kiss me up in the light of the fire department
The Real Lyrics:
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
The Story: Radio is about as known for its fidelity as Bill Clinton. - Submitted by: Chris
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud"
The Misheard Lyrics:
People fool in love in mysterious ways
The Real Lyrics:
People fall in love in mysterious ways
The Story: Sheeran’s inflection tends to give words rather quirky pronunciation. A similar thing occurs in “Perfect “, where he’s “dancing on the cross” (grass) - Submitted by: A G
Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take me to Lebanon
The Real Lyrics:
Take me into your lovin' arms
The Story: LOL, when I first heard this song I misheard that as "Take me to Lebanon" - Submitted by: televisionadscom
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