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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And I'll be a better wetter holder.
And I'll be better when I'm older.
The Story: My sister and I use to turn the song up and sing really loud. But we never understood why he would hold someone's pee in for them. Must be REAL love. - Submitted by: ashley
And I'll be...your pride and sober
Owl bee...loves Sue insiiiide
And I'll be...your crying shoulder
I'll be...Love's suicide
The Story: I don't even think I knew the definition of sober back when I first misheard this - Submitted by: Macaroni Man
I'll be your sighing boulder,
I'll be locked in your lies,
I'll be a beggar when I'm older,
I'll be the greastest event of your life
I'll be your crying shoulder,
I'll be love suicide,
I'll be better when I'm older,
I'll be the greatest fan in your life
The Story: Whenever we'd hear this song, my friend Chris and I would immediately burst into an impromptu duet...only to find to our chagrin that we were VERY wrong!!! To this day, we refuse to listen to that song anymore because of embarrassment. - Submitted by: Vani
I'll be, you're dying, Soldier.
I'll be your crying shoulder.
The Story: I was singing it in the car on the way home from my grandmother's house one day at the top of my lungs. All of a sudden my mom and my sister started cracking up - they made fun of me for hours! - Submitted by: Jennifer
And I could not Eskimo
And I could not ask for more
The Story: When the song would start playing on the radio, my then 6-year-old daughter would say, "not the Eskimo song". And I asked her why she called it that and she said, "And I could not Eskimo." - Submitted by: Cassondra Love
Tell me that we belong together,
dress it up with the droppings of a lamb
Tell me that we belong together,
dress it up with the trappings of love
The Story: My fellow cheerleaders and I were on the way to a football game my sophomore year of high school. We all brought our cd players and were just chillin listening to them. I let our captain borrow my new edwin mccain cd and I noticed that she had been listening to it for quite a while when i turned around and saw she had a very confused look on her face. It turned out that she'd been listening to that certain part of the song for about half an hour because she thought that he was saying to dress it up with the droppings of a lamb...I guess that would put the stereotypical cheerleader back in her place. - Submitted by: Dana
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