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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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Dream Academy's, "Life In A Northern Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, na, na, na, na
Hey, Ron, Ron, Ron, Ron
Hey, ra, ra, ra, ra
The Real Lyrics:
Ah hey oh ma ma ma
The Story: The chorus is the best-known part of the song. But the trouble is that it is made of nonsense syllables. So it makes a Google search concerning the song extremely hard if you don't know at least some of the other lyrics. I had this song stuck in my head but couldn't identify it. And I must have tried twenty different made-up syllables in Google before I gave up. Finally I heard it playing in a K-Mart one day and stood directly under the speaker so I could remember some of the other words and Google the thing. - Submitted by: N. G. Andrews
Dream Academy's, "Life In A Northern Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
life ain't a ball all the time
The Real Lyrics:
life in a northern town
The Story: it was really boring in the winters in northern Idaho. And the mines did all shut down - Submitted by: pancho

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