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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!).


Australian Crawl - Greatest Hits (More Wharf) album at Amazon.com
Australian Crawl's, "Beautful People"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You, you could be bald.
The Real Lyrics:
Beautiful people
The Story: James Reyne, the singer, was always hassled about his syllable breakdown and phrasing. I think it was excellent. Yet for years, I tried to understand the "beautiful people phrase", which I jokingly sang as the aforementioned. - Submitted by: Garry
Australian Crawl's, "Boys Light Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Them four eyes
The Real Lyrics:
Then the boys light up.
The Story: It was songs like this that kept me from wearing my glasses like I should have. - Submitted by: Nick the Bass Ace
Australian Crawl's, "Boys Light Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
never bought a lighter
The Real Lyrics:
then the boys light up
The Story: Sitting in the car listenening to the radio and thought " this is a weird song" whatever. Then I looked it up and realised it was not that. - Submitted by: Lachlan
Australian Crawl's, "Downhearted"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Brown Hornet
Broken dreams that never really started, yeah!
The Real Lyrics:
Downhearted
Broken dreams that never really started, yeah!
The Story: The lead singer of Australian Crawl, had a vocal style that led to many misunderstood lyrics. I thought that this song was about the super hero, the Brown Hornet (as seen on the cartoon series, Fat Albert.) - Submitted by: Scott Mcphee
Australian Crawl's, "Downhearted"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Downhearted
Broken reeds that never really started, yeah!
The Real Lyrics:
Downhearted
Broken dreams that never really started, yeah!
The Story: I was actually practising the clarinet for school music classes when I first heard this song on the radio. Several times, I had a broken reed which made the instrument sound obviously terrible. It's obvious then why I sang the song like that without thinking whether it made sense. - Submitted by: zhu plantation

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