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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!).

Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers', "Islands In The Stream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Islands in the street
That is what we are.
The Real Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
That is what we are.
The Story: The neighborhood we lived in at the time had "islands" in the middle of the streets. That is probably where I got the idea that they were singing "street" instead of "stream". - Submitted by: Esther
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers', "Islands in the Stream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Real Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
The Story: Would listen to this song in the car with my family when I was little, always heard it as "Items in the Street" at only 7 years old! - Submitted by: David
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