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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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Crystal Gayle's, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Donuts make my brown eyes blue.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't it make my brown eyes blue?
The Story: My husband is somewhat hard of hearing. This song came on the radio; and he was singing along. After hearing this chorus a couple times to make sure what he was singing, he told me this. - Submitted by: Ann R
Crystal Gayle's, "Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Has she heard like me that diamond door?
Has she heard like me that bam-bam door?
The Real Lyrics:
Has she heard like me that slamming door?
The Story: I thought that perhaps she lived in a California ranch-style house with those diamond shaped window panes in the front door. - Submitted by: Tony
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