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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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Arrested Development's, "Mr. Wendal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He gives me some knowledge on buying shoes
The Real Lyrics:
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes.
The Story: With all due respect, tramps would not be my first port of call when looking for advice on purchasing new shoes. This puzzled me for years, was Mr Wendal's previous role a shoe professional of some kind? Er, no he just got given a new pair of shoes in return for some of his knowledge. Fair enough, good luck to him. - Submitted by: Jon Swan
Arrested Development's, "Mr. Wendal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Whipple
The Real Lyrics:
Mr. Wendal
The Story: For years, I thought they were singing about the Charmin spokesman, and not about a homeless person. - Submitted by: Steve
Arrested Development's, "Mr. Wendel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I live in Wendle.
The Real Lyrics:
Mr. Wendel
The Story: Lisa Fillingham, a girl from Wendle in St. Helen's (Merseyside) I used to know back in the early 1990s, used to insist that this was a song about her home town. - Submitted by: Simon Sandiford

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