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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Can't put it off any younger
Can't put it off any longer
The Story: Sounded like they couldn't put it off any younger. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Should have told her that I can't make her
There's a wedding - we're going, Ma Baker
She's got me but I've got Fee, so
Should have told her that I can't linger
There's a wedding ring on my finger
She's got me but I'm not free, so
The Story: Can't understand the Scottish accent, I guess! (Fee is short for Fiona) - Submitted by: Davo
And asked me if I'd disco dance
And asked me if I'd care to dance
The Story: Disco dancing was a fad in the 70s! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Keep on doin' the dirt
Keep on doin' the jerk
The Story: Kept thinking this was a reference to tabloids. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Dines like a fortune, just to see what she can get
Living (living, living) her faces with a frown
Snide like a fox, yeah, just to see what you can get
Living (living, living) like a princess with a frown
The Story: Terrible lyrics - since when is a fox 'snide'? Prefer mine. - Submitted by: Davo
I like the pork shed, just to see what you can get
Sly like a fox, yea, just to see what you can get
The Story: I knew it was the wrong lyrics, but it took 41 years and the invention of the Internet for me to find the correct lyrics today ! - Submitted by: Roller fan
Ah! Ah! Xerox! Hey!
The Story: My classmates and me in the 3rd grade visited a Xerox printing facility for a school field trip the year before. - Submitted by: We Were Just Kids
Hey, hey, eat a rock, eat a rock, right!
The Story: I swear this is what I heard. However, I did not share it with anyone. Some friends and I were driving and this song came on. I asked, "What are they singing?" Of course EVERYONE said, "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!". I refused to tell them what I thought they sang until years later! - Submitted by: Cath
It's a EAT-IT-RAW, EAT-IT-RAW NIGHT! It's a EAT-IT-RAW, EAT-IT-RAW NIGHT!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT, S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT
The Story: I truly thought this is how the song went went. One day I was at the gas station and singing it, and the attendant cracked up laughing. I really had no idea that I was wrong. - Submitted by: judy
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