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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.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

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!).

Adam and the Ants', "Antmusic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's so sad, when you're young, to be told "YOUR A FATSO!"
The Real Lyrics:
It's so sad when you're young to be told ... you're having fun, so . . .
The Story: I guess I thought if you were a "fatso", then you should "un-plug the jukebox and do us all a favor" -lol! (maybe because I was a bit of a chubby girl, myself!) - Submitted by: Cathy
Adam and the Ants', "Antmusic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You'll end up like Cat Ballou.
The Real Lyrics:
You'll end up black and blue.
The Story: Considering the 1800s "calvary" look of Adam Ant, my brain believed the lyrics had something to do with "Cat Ballou" assuming Adam was falling into so sort of "wild west" slang. It's just the only clues my brain could use to make sense of the phonetic muck in Adam's rap. - Submitted by: Kiernan Holland
Adam and the Ants', "Stand & Deliver"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stand in the liver
Your money or your wife
Look in the mirror
A bully all your life
The Real Lyrics:
Stand and deliver
Your money or your life
Try and use a mirror
No bullet or a knife
The Story: I was very young when this song was in the charts, and I always said well of course you'd keep you money and give away your wife - as an adult, I'm really not materialistic as my younger self might suggest!! - Submitted by: Kirsty Gilbertson

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