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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.

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Captain & Tennile's, "Muskrat Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And they whirl and they twirl and they tangle.
The Real Lyrics:
And they whirl and they twirl and they tango.
The Story: Ever since I was a kid (I was born in Aug. 1968), up until a couple days ago (April 25th, 2007) I thought the song was about two muskrats and a courtship ritual. Spinning and whirling and wrestling with each other. Naturally, put to poetic and romantic lyrics, but still... it made sense to me... what little I actually heard and understood in the song. The rest was mostly heard melodically rather than actually. But now... that I know what actually is being said... it hardly makes any sense at all!!! :-D - Submitted by: Luposian
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