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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!).


Bette Midler - Greatest Hits-Experience the Divine album at Amazon.com
Bette Midler's, "From a Distance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
From a distance
The Real Lyrics:
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance
The Story: Song is about old friend Bob, watching over us like a guardian angel. - Submitted by: Chris
Bette Midler's, "I'll Put a Spell on You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll say it's a pie, come on baby up and die.
I'll say it's a pie, come on baby up and die.
It's Camacari I'm a
It's Camacari I'm a
The Real Lyrics:
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
In comma coriyama
In comma coriyama
The Story: In the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler sings a witch-themed version of "I'll Put a Spell on You." The last verse is a supposedly gibberish incantation that enchants the audience to dance until they die (they get better), but I heard something more English in the lyrics. - Submitted by: TheRaven7
Bette Midler's, "Wind Beneath My Wings"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Does anyone know who ate my hero?
The Real Lyrics:
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
The Story: My boyfriend said that kids used to sing it this way on the school bus when he was young. They were referring to a hero sandwich, of course. - Submitted by: Frann
Bette Midler's, "Wind Beneath My Wings"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can fly higher than a seagull.
The Real Lyrics:
I can fly higher than an eagle.
The Story: My daughter's boyfriend decided to sing this song to her, and when he came to 'I can fly higher than an eagle', he sang sea gull. He got upset because she busted out laughing. He really thought it said sea gull. - Submitted by: Penny Baxter
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