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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...

Olivia Newton-John's, "Please, Mr. Please"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Please Mister, please
Don't play "Be Seventeen"
The Real Lyrics:
Please Mister, please
Don't play B-17.
The Story: Point is, I thought at first it was a song title she was referring to rather than the jukebox number. - Submitted by: Randall
Eurythmics', "Thorn in My Side"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Runs runs runs runs
The Real Lyrics:
Run run run run
The Story: The refrain a friend suggested, in addition to the changed lyrics; "I was feeling constipated. I was feeling low." - Submitted by: Scott McPhee

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