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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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Frank Zappa's, "Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I had a Roger Daltrey capon
The Real Lyrics:
I had a Roger Daltrey cape on
The Story: While I realised almost immediately what the correct lyrics were, I've never been able to get rid of the image of a chicken strutting around whirling a microphone around its head. - Submitted by: Judith Nicolson
Frank Zappa's, "No, Not Now"
The Misheard Lyrics:
green peace your a**holes-hum hum-Greenpeace your assholes
The Real Lyrics:
greenbeans to Utah-yum yum-greenbeans to utah
The Story: Someone gave me a Frank Zappa mix and suggested don't listen and drive (good advice). I didn't get corrected until 30 years later. - Submitted by: Albert E Ott
Frank Zappa's, "Who Needs the Peace Corps"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How I love you Chris Grove!
The Real Lyrics:
How I love you Frisco!
The Story: Who in the world is Chris Grove? - Submitted by: Bear
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