Guilty As Charged: Music’s Most Misquoted Songs

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Music is full of continually misquoted songs. We’ve all had that “aha” moment when a song’s lyrics are nothing like we thought. This can be a new song or something you’ve been misquoting for years. We still refuse to believe Manfred Mann is singing about “a deuce in the night” and will not hear otherwise.

Ears can play strange tricks, with hilarious results. Although to be fair, many of these lyrics are mumbled or screamed. In rare cases, the misheard lyric is actually better. Here are some of the most misquoted songs of all time.

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