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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for American Music that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Violent Femmes', "American Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
But every time I look at that ugly leg
Original Lyrics:
But every time I look at that ugly lake
Pointer Sisters', "American Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do what you like, be who you feel.
If the music is right, well it’s almost too real.
Original Lyrics:
Do what you like, feel what you feel.
The music is right, well it almost feels real
Violent Femmes', "American Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was born too rape
You were born to sue
And every time I look at that ugly leg / ugly boob
Original Lyrics:
I was born too late
You were born too soon
And every time I look at that ugly lake / moon
Pointer Sisters', "American Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
The power of love is pounding me. The magic in the streets.
Original Lyrics:
The power of the pounding beat. The magic in the dream.

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