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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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Shaggy's, "Angel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Closer than my peep-sha-wa to me.
The Real Lyrics:
Closer than my peeps you are to me.
The Story: My husband asked the reggae band playing in Jamaica (on our honeymoon) what a Peep-sha-wa was! - Submitted by: Mary
Shaggy's, "Angel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Grill you're my angel, my dartin' angel
Closure than my peeps you are to me, Baby
Shorty you're my angel, my dartin' angel
Girl you're my friend when I'm in heat, Baby
The Real Lyrics:
Girl, you're my angel, my darlin' angel
Closer than my peeps you are to me, Baby
Surely you're my angel, my darlin' angel
Girl, you're my friend when I'm in need, Baby
The Story: I went home with a friend one night after school. Her mother was standing in the kitchen making supper, singing these lyrics as loud as she could, not realizing we were there. - Submitted by: Vehad Akoje
Shaggy's, "Boombastic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She touch me on the butt (she says boom boom boom).
The Real Lyrics:
She touch me on my back (she says boom boom boom).
The Story: I was scared that the lady was talking about Shaggy's farting problem. - Submitted by: Phantasm
Shaggy's, "Boombastic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You are the born enemy of the cheese
Fa me a razor, love ya the peas.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, you a the bun and me a the cheese
And if me a the rice, well maybe you a the peas.
The Story: I thought he was singing a song about a fat chick. "Enemy of the cheese?!" Wha? - Submitted by: jspengs
Shaggy's, "It Wasn't Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bangin' on the bathroom door
The Real Lyrics:
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
The Story: I announced to everyone I knew (at work and home) that 'I love this song!!!' .. I would crank up the volume and sing along... it's a catchy little tune that seemed at first to be about someone wanting in the bathroom! But my son and his 13 year old friends broke the news to me... it's about a man getting caught by his girlfriend 'doing' the neighbor repeatedly in various places all over his house! - Submitted by: Darcy
Shaggy's, "It Wasn't Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She said our dinner over was.
The Real Lyrics:
She stayed until it was over.
The Story: When I first heard this song it really confused me! I thought 'were they having dinner, and then he escaped?' - Submitted by: shaheen
Shaggy's, "It Wasn't Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Vasoline
The Real Lyrics:
It wasn't me.
The Story: Girls in a disco in Hungary. They didn't speak any English, so they thought that Shaggy was singing about Vasoline. My Hungarian friend asked them was they were singing---quite a laugh when she found. She was laughing so hard she had to leave the dance floor. :) - Submitted by: tom
Shaggy's, "Oh Carolina"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Carolina, I know the score county lost 3-4
The Real Lyrics:
Oh Carolina My love. Jump and prance
The Story: Shaggy apparently met a Nottingham girl called Carolina who was a devoted Notts county fan, Anyway the first night they met Carolina was frantic to hear her teams result and Shaggy knew it, however not knowing anything about English football he told her 3-4 instead of 4-3 hence the song - Submitted by: SPECTERO FRANCHETTI

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