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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...

Survivor's, "Eye of the Tiger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
...rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And his fortune must always be eye of the tiger
The Real Lyrics:
... rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger
The Story: I have NO idea why I thought the lyrics talked about "fortune"...and it was a real surprise to me when I actually closely listened to the song. It makes much more sense than what I thought! - Submitted by: Melanie Young
The Bangles', "Walk Like an Egyptian"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you want to find all the cards
The Real Lyrics:
If you want to find all the cops
The Story: I think caring enough to send the very best is better than being arrested. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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