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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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Darren Hayes', "California "
The Misheard Lyrics:
And we were dying from the gecko
The Real Lyrics:
And we were dying from the get go
The Story: I thought Darren was trying to say that he moved to California because there were too many geckos back in Australia and it was killing him. But then I realised he was saying get go. Since Darren Hayes is so sweet and emotional, this song actually made me start calling unaffectionate people with no feelings "geckos". - Submitted by: babicheeks999
Darren Hayes', "Crush (1980 Me)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Garlic crush
The Real Lyrics:
I've got a little crush.
The Story: Since wimpy ex-Savage Gardener Darren still sings as if his larynx is being forced through an echoey wind machine, some words tend to merge with one another, resulting in this mishearing for example. Sounds like some advert for garlic paste. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Darren Hayes', "Popular"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My friends, we're all stupidities
My friends, we're all celebrating.
The Real Lyrics:
My friends are all in limosines
My friends are all celebrity.
The Story: I already heard that this song is really ironic. But when I thought I heard these words in the song (when I first listened to it), I just freaked out because I thought Darren has turned into some sort of Eminem and telling us that we are stupid---and celebrating for it!!! - Submitted by: kristy
Darren Hayes', "Spin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Spin that wheel
And tell me how to feel.
I like the shape of men
When music feels like this.
The Real Lyrics:
Spin that wheel
Tell me how to feel.
I like the shape I'm in
When music feels like this.
The Story: My friend and I, accompanied by our boyfriends, were hanging out at my house talking and listening to Darren's cd when this song came on. I was trying really hard to understand what he was saying. When this part came on, I burst out laughing so hard that my friend jumped. My boyfriend, not understanding what was so funny, asked me what I was laughing at. When I told him, he also started laughing. Then I said, 'Guess our Lil' Darren has taken up a new interest.' Everyone laughed at that comment. Then my friend's boyfriend said, 'Gosh Steph, that's not what it says!' the he told me and everyone laughed. - Submitted by: Stephanie
Darren Hayes', "Strange Relationship"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep packing like you own me.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep acting like you own me.
The Story: Whenever I heard this verse, I was thinking that Darren was singing about his personal assistant-that she packs his stuff and so he wrote the song about her. Wow, what a nice thing to do to wrote a song about personal assistant! So I thought until I read the lyrics more carefully! :-) - Submitted by: Maria Fedichkina
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