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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. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Cal Worthington car ads', "Go See Cal jingle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh peshow, oh peshow, oh peshow!
The Real Lyrics:
Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal
The Story: When I was a kid, when one of us let off a fart or made a stench in the bathroom, then one of our parents would say, "Peshow!". It's kind of like "peshew!" only a little different. I first saw one of Cal's TV ads (the biplane one) and the chant "go see Cal" was on. This ad was near the end of a boring flick being shown in school and by that time the use of "Peshow" at home was long abandoned, and yet I thought I heard that word again in class in a movie........ - Submitted by: California Airplane Acrobat
The Rolling Stones', "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I was raised by two lesbian hags
The Real Lyrics:
I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag
The Story: Hear at a "drunken" karaoke evening - Submitted by: Alison Halls

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