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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 The Modern Dance 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.

Pere Ubu's, "The Modern Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mad drunk, mad drunk
Original Lyrics:
Merdre, merdre
Chris adds: "Interesting how the mind fills in the gap of missing information with junk from our lives. I am apparently an alcoholic, and the other person is apparently a racist. Silliness."
Pere Ubu's, "The Modern Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Man from NAMBLA
Original Lyrics:
Merdre, merdre
Pere Ubu's, "The Modern Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
N****r, n****r
Original Lyrics:
Merdre, merdre
'Merdre' is a word from the play that inspired the band's name, 'Ubu Roi.' It is a more 'polite' form of 'merde' or 's***.'

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