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!).
Before These Crowded Streets album at Amazon.com
And I've always dreamed
In a boy's dream
The Story: At first I actually heard "in a boy's dream" but was like "Nahhh, that's like the other stupid things I mishear. Ohhh, there we go, I get it, it's "and I've always dreamed"! Hah. - Submitted by: Alex
Pack up your skirt and little boy,
And show the world to me.
Hike up your skirt a little more, and show your world to me
The Story: I never understood why she'd pack up her little boy. - Submitted by: Tuchin
When you come crush interning
When you come crash into me
The Story: The way he actually said "crash" made me sometimes think he said "crush" when this song came out. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Oh, when you come crash into me.
And I comment to you.
Oh, when you come crash into me.
And I command to you.
You come crash into me.
And I come into you.
The Story: What would you say if Dave Matthews was a sea captain? I think you'll do. However, Dave Matthews was better known as a singer rather than a sea captain. About this song: The title of this song was "Crash into Me" instead of the title of the album, "Crash". "Crash into Me" is track #3 on their second studio album, "Crash", released on 30 April 1996. It was written by Dave Matthews. "Crash into Me" did not enter Billboard's Pop Chart, but reaching #19 on the Pop Airplay Chart. It also reaching #30 on Canada chart. Making them their second best-known song before "The Space Between" (from their fourth studio album, "Everyday", released on 27 February 2001) was faring better internationally with reaching #22 on Billboard's Pop Chart, #35 on the UK Singles Chart, and #69 on the Netherlands chart. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
And here I'm dancin' all around.
And here I'm dancin' on the ground.
The Story: This is my all-time favorite song, and I was singing it wrong for about ten years. - Submitted by: TJB
We almost inflict our own living.
We almost become dizzy.
The Story: So this is actually what my friend thought the lyrics were. She is notorious for singing the totally wrong words to pretty much any song. And also thought Dave said 'You can be my Disney chicken.' in the live version of Crash Into Me. You'd never know she's his #1 fan. - Submitted by: Erin
There's a negro in my band
It was me right or wrong
The Story: Ok, so obviously when I thought this was the lyric I figured I must have heard it wrong, after looking it up I did in fact find out I did hear wrong. Now I wonder how I even heard that in the first place. - Submitted by: Fooper
If I had a dog, I'd f*** a dog.
If I had it all, I'd f*** it up.
The Story: I can't not hear this everytime I hear this song. Then I figure that's why he's not allowed to have a dog. - Submitted by: Dave Krobeck
If I had a dog
If I had it all
The Story: This was the first time I heard this song (my friend is dmb fan). It's track six from the 2001 album 'Everyday.' I was in a car on my way from Washington, DC to Toronto when this song came on. The volume was a bit low. When dm utters this line, I turn to my friend and ask, 'Did he say 'If I had a dog?'' - Submitted by: Corey Reid
The Story: Well, I'm from out West. When my buds and I first heard this guy sing "Satellite" over and over again in this song, I swore he was singing 'saddle light'. And I was thinking "That's a great idea! If a car can have headlights, why can't your horse? You could ride your horse at night. No problem!" I feel kinda dumb about the idea now. - Submitted by: Robot Scott
If you had a donkey on a chain
If you had a doggie on a chain
The Story: I was confused about why anybody would have a donkey in the first place, much less a donkey on a chain. - Submitted by: Cat
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