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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Himalayan monkey's son
Écris-moi des mots
Écris-moi des mots
Écris-moi des mots qui sonnent
The Story: In high school my sister took a French class and bought a French-language album of Celine Dion's. I remember walking by hear room while this song was playing loudly and asking her how a Himalayan monkey's son was an appropriate or riveting subject for a song. - Submitted by: Brock
A little ways of love
A little is enough
The Story: I thought I heard it that way... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Rockapella's been in love
Have you ever been in love?
The Story: I thought that she could have been on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I travelled light.
I drove all night.
The Story: I sang to it this way for years. She sounded like she was in a big hurry, so it made perfect sense that she didn't have time to pack much. - Submitted by: Dennis
Et tu fwe
And if we
The Story: I thought she was speaking French (Celine's native tongue). I asked my dad what it meant. I later come to find out it was in English. - Submitted by: Emily
E tu fwee
And if we
The Story: I don't know how to spell what I thought she said, but I thought she said something in French. Tu is Spanish though..duh. [Editor's note: "Tu" is also a French word.] - Submitted by: Emily
There were nights of endless pressure
There were nights of endless pleasure
The Story: Given the nature of Jim Steinman's music, I thought she put on the pressure! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Melissa & Doug
Let's talk about love
The Story: Sounded like she really needed to get into the making of wooden toys! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
And before the goat's in
And never let go 'til
The Story: I was in the car with my mother, singing along. This part came on, and I said to her that I never really understood why a goat's in the song. (After all, there weren't any goats in "Titanic", and that's what started this all.). She gave me a really funny look and asked me why I thought this. I told her what the song said and she cracked up laughing. She told me the correct lyrics and then I started laughing. Thank goodness, I found out what it really said. - Submitted by: Ashlee
And spaceships between us
And space is between us
The Story: A friend of mine was about to perform this song. I heard her sing before she went on stage. And thank God for that. She would have made such a fool of herself. :-) - Submitted by: C. Skaarup
You're here, there's nothing up here
You're here, there's nothing I fear
The Story: Autism. What can I say? - Submitted by: Sheogorath
Don't get muck on your face.
Don't give up on your faith.
The Story: Actually, my little brother came up with this when we went out for pizza one night. He was 11 at the time, and decided to sing along. The second he said 'Don't get muck on your face', I about died. He cracked me up!!! *Sigh* What a funny l'il dude! - Submitted by: Melissa
In this thing curled lurl
In this thing called love.
The Story: I love this song, and I can understand every single word in it perfectly, EXCEPT for where she sings "called love." I'm sure her French Canadian accent is the reason, but I've always found it fascinating that every other word of every song she sings is perfectly clear to me, except those two words in that song. And even though I KNOW what the real lyrics are, I STILL hear "curled lurl" intead of "called love." - Submitted by: Glenn
Baby this is cereal
Baby this is serious
The Story: For a second, I thought the writer wanted to advertise a cereal, until the next lyric “are you thinking about you or us?” - Submitted by: Someone
That only ankles through the night
That only echoes through the night
The Story: I used to think it was "ankles"! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.