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!).
Armed Forces album at Amazon.com
But since the Windsor got rusted.
Y'know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes
But since their wings have got rusted,
You know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes.
The Story: Thought it was an oblique shot at the royal family somehow. - Submitted by: n/a
Allison, my anus, too.
Allison, my aim is true.
The Story: - Submitted by: Maya Weiss
Everyday I rock the boat
Everyday I ride the bus
Everyday I write the book
The Story: After extensive debate regarding the actual lyrics of the song, one of our roommates tells us, 'Duh, listen to the other lyrics... they're talking about book chapters, working on the sequel, etc.' - Submitted by: Gary & Brian
Greenford oh Greenford From Park Royal to North Acton
Green for go, green for action From Park Royal to North Acton
The Story: Greenford is a suburb of West London, England, not far from the Hoover Factory in Perivale. - Submitted by: Andrew Jones
Llandudno's full of Arabs.
London is full of Arabs.
The Story: When my family went to Colwyn Bay (Wales) for a holiday, we went to Llandudno, the nearest city, for a day. I was wondering where the Arabs were. - Submitted by: pickle
London is full of apps
London is full of Arabs
The Story: The way Elvis Costello sings it, I always thought he sang about "Apps" (job applications) - Submitted by: Alex Portnoy-WoyWoy, NSW, AUSTRALIA
's, "What's So Funny Bout Peace, Love And Understanding"
What's so funny about this little earth were standing on?
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?
The Story: A former girlfriend actually the misheard lyrics. Not a bad interpretation, though. - Submitted by: DFitz
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