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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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Deftones', "Elite"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We are READY, You're way out of control.
The Real Lyrics:
When you're ripe You'll bleed out of control You'll bleed out of control
The Story: It's just what I've heard for decades now. No other reason other than it's tough to hear lyrics for my when screaming. Which is sad because some of the best lyrics are screamed! Lol. - Submitted by: Shortt
Deftones', "Swerve City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Thanks, have a good year.
The Real Lyrics:
That travel through the air.
The Story: I hear a different version of this line from everyone I ask. My friend says it sounds like "That's what they do to you!" The lyrics in general seem somewhat nonsensical, though. - Submitted by: Eva

There are more Deftones misheard lyrics available.

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