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!).
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I'm coming up!
I'm coming out!
The Story: I believe I heard it as 'Coming up' because Paul McCartney had a hit with that title the same year. When I found out the correct title, I thought, 'No wonder this became a gay pride song!' Come to think of it, 'I'm coming up' suggests that Diana is about to puke. - Submitted by: John
Let us know, let us know, let us know.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
The Story: Sung by my nephew last Christmas, after his mother said, 'When you need to go potty, you've got to let us know!' - Submitted by: Linda Hirst
If there's a rambling
I will vomit
If there's a remedy
I'll run from it
The Story: I thought to myself that Diana Ross would vomit from a rambling. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I want pretzels
All over his body.
I want muscles
All over his body.
The Story: My mom was in the kitchen cooking and singing along with the radio. When she got to the chorus, I busted up laughing. 'Pretzels, Mom?' I asked her. 'That makes no sense.' She replied, 'None of today's music makes sense to me. ' - Submitted by: Jamez Smith
I'm social! Social!
I was so sure, so sure
The Story: She can be the boss, and social as well, right? - Submitted by: Al
You give me love distinctively
You're giving love instinctively
The Story: What I used to think it was. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I'm hiding like a spider in the dark
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
The Story: I think the first time I became familiar with this song, I was going through a period of hearing difficulties. And I'm sorry to say, it just sounded like she said, "I'm hiding like a spider in the dark" I guess I knew that wasn't what she really said but I couldn't get that thought out of my head. Sorry Diana Ross. beautiful song otherwise. - Submitted by: Steven Vandevoorde
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