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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Over the cars on Solsbury Hill
Over the cars on One Tree Hill
Over the castle on the hill
The Story: I thought this was a reference to Peter Gabriel or U2. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Like my jungled stars and were dancing out in despair.
Like I’m drunk on stars and we’re dancing out in the space.
The Story: Because of listening the radio, I heard this several times. - Submitted by: BrilliantJ8
Barefoot on the cross
Barefoot on the grass
The Story: I goofed on an earlier entry and forgot it was "Barefoot" instead of "Dancing". As I said earlier, even accounting for Sheeran being a Brit, it sounds like he went out of the way to make "grass" sound like "cross". The first couple of times I heard it, I thought it was either a religious song or a blasphemous one depending on the context. - Submitted by: The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Darling just die right in
Darling just dive right in
The Story: Became a meme and is on Freememeskids video “BEST MEMES COMPILATION V56 - Submitted by: J.C.
And now my butt cheeks smell like you
And now my bedsheets smell like you
The Story: This is about when Ed Sheeran had a girl in bed and they smelled like Rihanna. - Submitted by: Jack snelson
Every lady's covered in something brand new
Every day discovering something brand new
The Story: I thought that it meant all the women at the bar were wearing expensive new clothes... - Submitted by: Riley Slattery
Everythin' is covered in something brand new
Every day discovering something brand new
The Story: I thought it was continuing to describe, a bit too graphically, the state of his bedsheets after she spent the night in his room... - Submitted by: Bee
I'm in love with a bunny
I'm in love with your body
The Story: I swear he was in love with a bunny! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Jump in a taxi, p*** in the back seat
Jump in a taxi, kiss in the back seat
The Story: The first time I heard this song, I really did think think that Ed sang "jump in a taxi, p*** in the back seat". It took me several listens to realise that he was actually saying "jump in a taxi, kiss in the back seat". - Submitted by: Steven
Episodes on fire, I wanna stay up all day and all night
Like my soul's on fire, I wanna stay up all day and all night
The Story: I was at a Whole Foods Market where the song was playing. - Submitted by: Nielson Caetano-Salmeron
We found love right in your ass
Singing "We Found Love" in a local rave
The Story: Better that way anyways - Submitted by: Dohh
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and Ben Vereen
And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory
The Story: Heard this so many times at my job, I kept thinking Ben Vereen's name is mentioned. Why would a love song mention the guy that was "Webster"'s uncle? - Submitted by: Gabe
Kiss me up in the light of the fire department
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
The Story: Radio is about as known for its fidelity as Bill Clinton. - Submitted by: Chris
People fool in love in mysterious ways
People fall in love in mysterious ways
The Story: Sheeran’s inflection tends to give words rather quirky pronunciation. A similar thing occurs in “Perfect “, where he’s “dancing on the cross” (grass) - Submitted by: A G
Place your head on my beard heart.
Place your head on my beating heart.
The Story: I can’t be the only one who heard “beard”. - Submitted by: elliot/frank
Take me to Lebanon
Take me into your lovin' arms
The Story: LOL, when I first heard this song I misheard that as "Take me to Lebanon" - Submitted by: televisionadscom
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