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In a recent interview with CMT, Luke Combs said fans couldn’t seem to get the lyrics to “Hurricane” right, and it has been happening since he first released the hit in 2016. And hey, we’ve all been there! We all sing along with the songs that we think we know, only to realize later on that we have the lyrics all wrong. Don’t feel too badly. Some country songs are easy to get wrong.

Let’s look at the misheard lyrics to five country music classics and fill you in on what the actual lyrics are once and for all.

  • "Big Star" by Kenny Chesney (2003)

    Misheard lyrics: “Like she was God’s little sister.”
    Actual lyrics: “Like she was Garth Brooks in a skirt.”

    The chorus of the song includes the lyrics, “She was a big star at Banana Joe’s Bar / Where she sang karaoke every night / She said, ‘If you work hard to get where you are / It feels good in the hot spotlight’ / She was a big star.”

  • "Hurricane" by Luke Combs (2016)

    Misheard lyrics: “Rain was dropping.”
    Actual lyrics: “Rain was driving.”

    The chorus of “Hurricane”: “The moon went hiding / Stars quit shining / Rain was driving / Thunder ‘n lightning / You wrecked my whole world when you came / And hit me like a hurricane / You hit me like a hurricane.”

  • "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton (1980)

    Misheard lyrics: “And you think that I would daunt you.”
    Actual lyrics: “And you think about it, don’t you?”

    “9 to 5’s” famous chorus, “Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living / Barely getting by, it’s all taking and no giving / They just use your mind, and they never give you credit / It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it.”

  • "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks (1990)

    Misheard lyrics: “I’m not big on sausage gravy.”
    Actual lyrics: “I’m not big on social graces.”

    The catchy chorus, “‘Cause I’ve got friends in low places / Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away / And I’ll be OK / Yeah, I’m not big on social graces / Think I’ll slip on down to the oasis / Oh, I’ve got friends in low places.”

  • "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban (2002)

    Misheard lyrics: “Take your cap and leave my shredder.”
    Actual lyrics: “Take your cat and leave my sweater.”

    The chorus includes the lyrics, “And take your cat and leave my sweater / ‘Cause we have nothing left to weather / In fact, I’ll feel a whole lot better / But you’ll think of me, you’ll think of me.”

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