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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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Fun's, "Some Nights"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I found a mother in my bed tonight
The Real Lyrics:
I found a martyr in my bed tonight
The Story: I am not used to the American pronunciation where the "T" sounds rounded off to a "D"-like sound, so that line sounds more like "found a mother in my bed tonight." I was assuming either: 1) He just became a father, so his wife is the 'mother in his bed tonight' or 2) His mother for whatever reason chose to sleep in his bed that night. - Submitted by: Kenny
Fun's, "Some Nights"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I still sing Your gospel, Lord
The Real Lyrics:
I still see your ghost, oh Lord
The Story: "Ghost oh" is slurred. Therefore, it is often mistaken for a different word such as "gospel". - Submitted by: HYKOS

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