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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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Chris deBurgh's, "A Spaceman Came Travelling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tossed like tears of time since his mission did start
The Real Lyrics:
Twas light years in time since his mission did start
The Story: This 'misheard lyric' was on the lyric sheet printed with the casette. A friend bought a bootleg tape while travelling through Indonesia. The lyric sheet had obviously been typed up by someone whose first language was not English. This is the most memorable item from the sheet. - Submitted by: Carl squire
Chris deBurgh's, "The Lady in Red"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ching cha ching
The Real Lyrics:
Cheek to cheek
The Story: I thought that was him imitating dancing moves sounds :') lol - Submitted by: Emily
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