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!).
All by Myself album at Amazon.com
All by myself
The Story: My high school friend (who we still call "Gayboy" to this day,) said to me one day, "You know that song 'Humping Myself', well it's not actually "Humping Myself"!" - Submitted by: Mar
Obama’s Elf, don’t wanna be Obama’s Elf
All by myself. Don't want to be all by myself.
The Story: Misheard by a 7 year old girl - Submitted by: Ellysia
When I dial a territory
When I dial a telephone
The Story: Who would think that someone dials a territory? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Story: I first heard this song at the age of 10. At the time I had a crush a girl in school called Maria. And I assumed the lyrics were saying “Come Maria” I was so convinced I shied away thinking my friends would tease me with it 😂😂😂 - Submitted by: Brandon
The Story: I took my nephew to the skating rink back when this song was popular and overheard him asking the dj to play 'Concrete Ice'. After he finished laughing at my poor nephew, he told him what the real title of the song was and put it in the 'to play' pile. - Submitted by: Rat
The Story: I had just moved to the States (New York to be exact). I never saw "Dirty Dancing" until I saw it for the first time, probably around the same time I heard of this place nearby called Coney Island. - Submitted by: Met Nyc
The Story: Loved the song as a kid. I would hear it on the radio, but could never figure what it was actually called. - Submitted by: Samuel G
The Story: I was listening to my 80s pop playlist that I didn't make and this came on the first time and the lyric sounded right to me and I knew about home realities. Then it came on while I was in the car with my mom and my mom said its hungry eyes, who would write a song about home realities. - Submitted by: Adam
I've got this feeling that won't suicide.
I've got this feeling that won't subside.
Now, I got you imbeciles!
Now, I've got you in my sights.
The Story: When I was little (I don't remember the exact age, but it was between 7 and 9), I was in my mother's car, and the song was playing on the radio. I asked my mother why the singer was calling the listeners imbeciles, and she explained the actual lyrics to me. (I couldn't have been the only one, right?) - Submitted by: Connor Banjoper
Keep Miss Meelan alive.
Keep this feeling alive.
The Story: Miss Meelan was my brother's school teacher when this song came out. When the song came on the television every Sunday, he used to sing, 'Keep Miss Meelan alive.' I know my brother was actually really ambivalent about Miss Meelan. - Submitted by: zhu plantation
All the movie stars have gone
All the moon and stars have gone
The Story: Movie stars makes sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.