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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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Friend & Lover's, "Reach Out In The Darkness"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Then one day this man gave me a toy.
The Real Lyrics:
Then one day this man gave me a call.
The Story: My friend Bob and I used to sing this together in the car driving everyone crazy. We always wondered what the 'toy' was. - Submitted by: John Hancock
Friend & Lover's, "Reach Out of the Darkness"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I think it's quite good for your health
When people are finally getting together.


I think it's wonders for your health
When people are finally getting together.
The Real Lyrics:
I think it's wonderful and how
That people are finally getting together.
The Story: When I was a kid, this song would come on my mom's favorite "Oldies" radio station... but not very often. I remember thinking that, because it played so rarely, it was actually a jingle for a public service announcement that was supposed to teach others how you would live longer if you spent time talking with others and being nice. I guess I was sort of right, but I didn't find out the real lyrics until "I think it's so groovy now that people are finally getting together" popped into my head the other day. - Submitted by: A Nanny Mouse
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