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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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Black Box's, "Everybody Everybody"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Static free
The Real Lyrics:
Sad and free
The Story: I used to sing this outloud (and usually loudly) at dances in middle school, though I knew it made no real sense. I think I thought it meant to be drama free or something, and I think I used to think it would be good for Bounce to use in their commercials. I felt pretty stupid when I realize just how wrong I was! - Submitted by: Erika
Black Box's, "Ride on Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Run old Tom!
The Real Lyrics:
Ride on time.
The Story: There was a film called The Water Babies with a character called Tom. In the film Tom is running away and a woman says "Run, boy, run!". I thought the lyric was about that scene in the film. - Submitted by: Scott

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