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.
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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!).
American Tour/Coast to Coast album at Amazon.com
Almond pieces, bits and pieces.
I'm in pieces, bits and pieces
The Story: For years, well into adulthood, I thought this song was about a candy bar. I could never quite figure it out until one day when I saw the lyrics on a commercial for oldies. I felt like such a fool since I was over forty when this happened. - Submitted by: Richard Friedman
B**** you left me and I felt so sad.
Since you left me and I felt so sad.
The Story: For a few years I wondered how they got away with swearing like I thought they did in this song.. Then I finally called up a radio station. Oops! - Submitted by: Scott Hoffman
I'm a pizza,
A big, fat pizza
I'm in pieces,
Bits and pieces
The Story: My girlfriend and I used to go to the lake when we were 13, sit on the beach and belt out to the transistor radio 'I'm a Pizza, A big...' - Submitted by: Michele
Mama Beezus spits out pieces.
I'm in pieces, bits and pieces.
The Story: When I was in fourth grade, we were reading 'Beezus and Ramona', so that's where I got 'Beezus'. When I first heard this song in my parents' car, I thought it was a song about someone named Beezus spitting out pieces of God-knows-what. - Submitted by: Chad
Wee-wee all with all of our might
We will yell with all of our might
The Story: This is a case where the misheard lyrics would surely have caused me to think from the beginning that I must not have been hearing it right, but I just couldn't make out anything else. Many years later I sang this as a karaoke song. In this case my karaoke selection was chosen for the main purpose of learning the real lyrics. Thereafter, when I hear the song again, that line sounds as obscure as ever. - Submitted by: Robert Jones
Everybody there was there.
Everybody there was stag
The Story: I'm sure Mike Smith just sang the lyric wrong. - Submitted by: SJT
I went to a dance just the other night
Everybody there was deaf.
Well, I went to a dance just the other night
Everybody there was there.
The Story: I thought that because he had to say things 'over and over' again, that everyone at the party must have been deaf. - Submitted by: Missy
There are more Dave Clark Five misheard lyrics available.
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.