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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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Culture Beat's, "Inside Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ted Turner's inside out
The Real Lyrics:
You turn me inside out
The Story: Sounded like the man who founded TBS and CNN. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I know what I want and I want it now.
I want you, calling Mr Baines.
The Real Lyrics:
I know what I want, and I want it now
I want you, 'cause I'm Mr. Vain.
The Story: Ever since the song came out I have only ever heard "Mr Baines". As a result I hated the song because it just seemed so inane and nonsensical and dumb. I just googled for the lyrics yesterday (9th October 2020) and finally discovered that the song is about "Mr Vain". It finally falls into place. - Submitted by: Ralph Brew
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I missed Lorraine
The Real Lyrics:
I'm Mr. Vain
The Story: So many "rainy" songs are misheard as "Lorraine", but not in the case of this "not-so-rainy" song. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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