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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 Sweet and Tender Hooligan 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.

The Smiths', "Sweet and Tender Hooligan"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the midst of life we are in death
Original Lyrics:
In the midst of life we are in debt
This misheard lyric is a very common line in burial services, which the correct line actually (intentionally) puns on.

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