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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!).

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Ani DiFranco's, "Both Hands"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I am listening to the lawnmower of the guy down in the
The Real Lyrics:
And I am listening to the moan of the dial-tone again
The Story: I would always belt it out (about the lawnmower) and finally one day it occured to me that Ani sang right before that about walking in the rain, and then I thought, 'Why would anyone be mowing their lawn in the rain?' so I checked the lyrics.... - Submitted by: Molly
Ani DiFranco's, "Cradle And All"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the daylight everything is so gory
Even your snatch is a stranger's sorry story
The Real Lyrics:
In the daylight everything is so gory
You can hear snatches of stranger's sorry stories
The Story: Just found out tonight what the real lyrics are. And, yes, I have sung this out loud publicly. ooops - Submitted by: HarryMay
Ani DiFranco's, "Dilate"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I'm gonna go down, I'm goin' to Julia Stiles.
The Real Lyrics:
If I'm gonna go down, I'm gonna do it with style.
The Story: Heard it on a CD player from a distance. The misheard version above was my first thought as to what she was saying. I found out the CD had a lyric sheet with it, and I found out the real lyrics from that. - Submitted by: Connie Brady
Ani DiFranco's, "In Or Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She looks me up and down like she thinks that I'm a chair
The Real Lyrics:
She looks me up and down like she thinks that I'm mature
The Story: When I first started listening to Ani (like 6 years ago) I got into this silly argument about the lyrics to this song. For some reason I was convinced that I was right even though the real lyrics make way more sense. - Submitted by: Sarah
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