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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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Dashboard Confessional's, "Anyone, Anyone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can't see
How the wait to make our laundry makes us curse
I must be out of touch.
The Real Lyrics:
I can't see
How the way you leave me alone makes us close
I must be out of touch.
The Story: I thought Chris (the singer) was singing about someone who was very grumpy and angry because of the line at the laundromat, and he couldn't understand why that called for swearing. Yes, it's completely random, but it fits in with the whole relationship misundersandings/ miscommunications theme of the song. - Submitted by: Katie
Dashboard Confessional's, "Bitter Pill"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This pedophile is leaving you with such an angry mouth.
The Real Lyrics:
This bitter pill is leaving you with such an angry mouth.
The Story: My friend was singing this at the top of her lungs and we were driving around. We happened to be at a stop light. There was a really hot guy next to us who gave us a really weird look and drove off really quick. - Submitted by: Laura
Dashboard Confessional's, "The Swiss Army Romance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I look cute in your blue jeans.
The Real Lyrics:
And you're dying to look cute in your blue jeans.
The Story: Since this song seems to be about a girl, it just seemed like a cross-dresser's confessions, and a little out of place. - Submitted by: Jc

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