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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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Go-Go's', "Can't Stop the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can't stop the world,
unless I'm killed.
The Real Lyrics:
Can't stop the world,
why let it stop you?
The Story: This was my friend's 5-year old daughter -- we were on a long car trip and she was listening to the Walkman, singing along, kind of lazy and out of tune, 'Can't stop the world -- unless I'm K-I-I-I-lled -- unless I'm K-I-I-I-lled -- unless I'm K-I-I-I-lled -- ' We suddenly felt renewed respect for the depth of her imagination! - Submitted by: James Quinn
Go-Go's', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Alex the Seal
The Real Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed.
The Story: I was in a band a few years after this song came out. One day my girlfriend and I were out driving when this came on the radio. She said that until she found out what the title of the song really was, she thought they were singing 'Alex the Seal'. I thought that was so funny I persuaded the other guys in the band that we should cover it, but change the lyrics to tell the story of a lonely seal called Alex. It became so popular that we had to play 'Alex the Seal' where wherever we went, and eventually recorded it as a B-side to our one and only single. - Submitted by: Tim Owens
Go-Go's', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Are lips are sealed
Onyx the seal
The Real Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed
The Story: The dj on a local radio station that plays 80's music, is the one that called the song 'Onyx the Seal', she corrected herself but later explained that she had always thought thats what the song was called. - Submitted by: Steve Greenbaum

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