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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Diana Ross & The Supremes

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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
Love Child, always sick in bed
The Real Lyrics:
Love Child, always second best
The Story: I have always sang the line, 'always sick in bed' since I was little. I always wondered what that meant exactly becasue it didn't fit into the song. One day, I was driving, (by myself thankfully) and realized suddenly what they were really saying. I prefer, 'always sick in bed!' - Submitted by: Audra Frick
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love child, love child, never I am good
The fame of shame, misunderstood.
The Real Lyrics:
Love child, love child, never quite as good
Afraid, ashamed, misunderstood .
The Story: I'm memorizing the lyrics; and the whole year round, I'm fooled by my own lyrics! - Submitted by: Supremes
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