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!).
"Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" album at Amazon.com
The rest ain't unknown
The rest in unknown
The Story: The real lyrics don't make sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The rest ain’t unknown
The rest in unknown
The Story: The real lyrics don’t make sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Don’t wanna lewd you now
Don't want to lose you now
The Story: Me and my dirty mind 😂😂😂 - Submitted by: Suki Miyasaki
From the very start, open up your card
From the very start, open up your heart
The Story: For what could have been, I swear it could have been an encouragement to open up your Valentine's Day card! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Heather's what I feel when I'm with you
Heaven's what I feel when I'm with you
The Story: Once again, why we hear "Heather" instead of "heaven" when it comes to music. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Wheel of Loving You
Live for loving you
The Story: I used to think it was "Wheel of Loving You" as I was a "Wheel Watcher" (as in Wheel of Fortune). - Submitted by: Cody Finke
If I could read.
If I could reach
The Story: My dad mistook this one. He thought it was a song about people who can't read, and sang it out loud in the car. I started laughing and he didn't know why! - Submitted by: Laura
Friskiman's gonna get you
Rhythm is gonna get you
The Story: My brother and I first heard this song when we were quite young (8 and 6 I think.) We heard the words 'Rhythm is' as Friskiman. The song scared my brother because he thought Friskiman was like the Boogie man or something. We asked our mom what she means by Friskiman. She told us the actual lyrics. - Submitted by: Erin
The President's gonna get you.
The rhythm is gonna get you.
The Story: As we were watching 'A Capital Fourth' on PBS, when this song came on. My husband thought that was what she was singing: "Yeah, I know that some times it feels like Dubya's out to get you..." - Submitted by: Vivian
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