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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!).

Days of Pearly Spencer album at
David McWilliams', "The Days Of Pearly Spencer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The days of Pearly Spencer
The racist of Old Rock.
The Real Lyrics:
The days of Pearly Spencer
The race is almost run.
The Story: When first hearing the song, a friend of mine asked about the political background of the song. I tried to explain, but he looked puzzled. So I asked him what he meant. He said: "This 'racist-thing'." Only then did I ask him to repeat the lyrics to me. - Submitted by: German Psycho
David McWilliams', "The Days of Pearly Spencer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In silence long and so complete
The Real Lyrics:
Inside it's long and so complete
The Story: All the lyrics sites on the www say the lyric is 'inside it's long' (which makes no sense to me). - Submitted by: Dave Walters
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