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!).
22 All Time Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Any place is all right
As long as I can forget my fair Finona.
Any place is all right
As long as I can forget I've ever known her.
The Story: My poor mother used to sing these lyrics loud and proud, along with the radio, when the song first came out. Just why she decided that anyone would write a song about someone named Finona is beyond me, though. (Sharona, maybe.) - Submitted by: Elsie
Kiss a navel good morning.
Kiss an angel good morning.
The Story: Actually this is what my mother thought he was singing. Whenever we talk about misheard lyrics, this is the one she always brings up. - Submitted by: Vicki Springer
Kiss an angle good morning
Kiss an angel good morning
The Story: I used to play in a cover band and this is one of the songs we played. Our drummer, not exactly an English major, wrote this on one of our set lists. He didn't notice it until I pointed it out to him. - Submitted by: Dean Nye
Jesus, an old love turned memory.
She's just an old love turned memory.
The Story: I bought a cd of Charley Pride's '22 All-Time Greatest Hits'. It had on it several songs that I was familiar with, but even more that I wasn't. The first time I played it, I hadn't read all the song titles yet. When it came to this song, I first thought it sounded like he was really saying 'Jesus' rather than 'She's just'. I looked over the song titles to determine what song it was, thinking I'd check a lyrics site to make sure what the words were. But since that turned out to be the song's title line, I resolved the matter just from the title, without having to check any lyrics site. - Submitted by: Trina Lufkin
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