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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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Carpenters', "Bless the Beasts and Children"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feed the world
The Real Lyrics:
Keep them warm
The Story: I kept thinking this is what inspired Band Aid and the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carpenters', "I Won't Last a Day Without You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When there's no getting over the rainbow
The Real Lyrics:
When there's no getting over that rainbow
The Story: If the Carpenters really were off to see the Wonderful Wizard of Oz... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carpenters', "Solitaire"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Within his science
The Real Lyrics:
Within his silence
The Story: Once again, why we confuse "science" with "silence", and vice versa. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carpenters', "Superstar"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's just the rainy oath
The Real Lyrics:
It's just the radio
The Story: It sounds like she said "rain". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carpenters', "Top of the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You almost put me on the top of the world
The Real Lyrics:
Your love's put me on the top of the world
The Story: Used to think that's what it was. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Carpenters', "Yesterday Once More"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Only you have got cooties.
The Real Lyrics:
Still shines (all the oldies but goodies).
The Story: Whilst studying and stressing over an ultra difficult timed radiology exam, we decided to calm our nerves with Karen Carpenter's soothing voice, and studied all the back up lyrics on all the Carpenter's songs, unbeknownst to us there was 5 minutes left to study the content for our exam. - Submitted by: Kim and Sam

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