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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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Gilbert O'Sullivan's, "Alone Again (Naturally)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll stay on the bus
Forget about us
Put the blame on me
Alone again, naturally.
The Real Lyrics:
Why did he desert me
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally.
The Story: A typical case of confusing two songs with similar melodies. - Submitted by: Paul
Gilbert O'Sullivan's, "Alone Again (Naturally)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Trying to get off With a cock so badly broken Alone again Naturally
The Real Lyrics:
And climbing to the top, will throw myself off.
The Story: Ok ok, this isn't a legit misheard lyric, but more of a mental cut and paste mix and match that happened in the backroom of my brain some time way back when, and if you grew up in the seventies and heard this song on the radio a zillion times or more, could make sense for a laugh. - Submitted by: Phil Goodwin
Gilbert O'Sullivan's, "Get Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're a bag of gravy
The Real Lyrics:
You're a bad dog, baby
The Story: I was working with my brothers for our dad when this song came on and I started singing. My brother asked me to repeat what I sang, and he started laughing. Pretty funny, I thought.. - Submitted by: Stephanie Steele
Gilbert O'Sullivan's, "Nothing Rhymed"
The Misheard Lyrics:
To some ebony lady or man
The Real Lyrics:
To some elderly lady or man
The Story: I was like that dealing with African Americans. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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