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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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Don Williams', "Amanda"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Amanda, light of my life
They should have made you a gentle Mogwai.
The Real Lyrics:
Amanda, light of my life
Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife.
The Story: My parents played old country music pretty much constantly, and I happened to be listening to the song just after the 1980's movie "Gremlins" came out. My sick, demented little child mind just jumped on the association. - Submitted by: R A Williams
Don Williams', "Good Old Boys Like Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The smell of cave jasmin
The Real Lyrics:
The smell of cane jasmine through the window screen.
The Story: In central Texas there are many caves. Most smell like moldy bat guano. You don't have to in the cave, just nearby to smell it. Maybe some smell like jasmine?? - Submitted by: Dave H
Don Williams', "Living On Tulsa Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Living on toast and wine
The Real Lyrics:
Living on Tulsa time
The Story: I was driving in my car with my 5 year old son when this song came on the radio. When the song ended he said 'Daddy, Why would that man sing about living on toast and wine?' - Submitted by: Jeff Duey
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