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.
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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!).
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A clot, a pencil, Buckle head!
A peter blight comes shining down on you
Shining down on you.
The plot of movie, Clearasil
Aurora Borealis cums in you!
Aurora cums in you!
A cloud appears above your head
A beam of light comes shining down on you
Shining down on you
The cloud is moving nearer still
Aurora Borealis comes in view
Aurora comes in view.
The Story: Keep in mind I was a little kid and I had just learned what cum was. Strangely, my brother, who was 6 years older, thought my lyrics much better so I think he kind of re-enforced and encouraged me. - Submitted by: Patrick Naughton
And by land, a land so far away.
And I ran, I ran so far away.
The Story: Whenever the Grand Theft Auto commercials would come on, I would start singing my version of the song, until one day my girlfriend heard me. After ridiculing me for a few minutes, she told me what the correct lyrics were. - Submitted by: Flex
Can you come in the kitchen, can you come in the kitchen?
The Story: Leroy, a buddy of mine as singing along to this song when the album first came out. We made him repeat it over and over again. It was hilarious, and he was a good sport about his dislyric. - Submitted by: Pierre Huneault
Bless the dead.
The Story: One day I was listening to my Flock of Seagulls tape in my room. After awhile, I came out and my mom asked me what kind of music I was listening to. I just told her it was a Flock of Seagulls tape. She then asked 'Are they devil worshipers or something?' (at the time she had been hearing about all the alleged 'backward masking' bs that was making the rounds). I told her that they were just a new wave band from England. She then asked me why they were singing a song called 'Bless the dead.' At this point I'm completely baffled. I told her that those lyrics were no where on the tape I just listened to, but she was insistent. I then asked her to sing what it sounded like (figured I could recognize the melody and correct her from that standpoint). She totally 'mommed it up' and sang some crap that had no melody to it at all, so I just blew it off. A couple of days later, I'm in by room listening to the Flock of Seagulls tape again when suddenly, at the chorus of the song 'Messages' there is this sudden frantic knocking at my door. I answered and there's mom acting as if she's about to come out of her skin saying 'There's that song I was talking about! They're saying bless the dead.' I just fell over laughing. Then I told her to come in and listen. Thus I proved that I wasn't listening to some Satanic chant after all. lol. Epilogue: Now, I've got to give Mom some points here because she insisted that from outside the room it sounded like they were singing 'Bless the Dead.' Well, I had to hear this for myself so I rewound the tape, stepped outside my room and closed the door. I went to the living room and waited for the chorus to kick in. Well I'll be danged if it didn't sound, through the walls, as if they really were singing 'Bless the Dead.' lol. Try it sometime. I think you'll agree. :) - Submitted by: Fred Feuerstein
Teaze that lovely gull in the corner
It's so fun
I just sold it, to make a dime!
Who's that lovely girl in the corner
She's so fine
I wanna hold her, to make her mine.
The Story: I thought it was a little ironic that A Flock of Seagulls would sing about seagulls. - Submitted by: hello Konichiwa
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