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!).
It's amusing that we're juice
It's the music that we choose.
The Story: I've always heard it this way and I never really got why, I just dealt with it until I found a lyric video and now it makes more sense. - Submitted by: truK
Didn't happen, I'm feelin' bad,
I got sunshine,
Eh, not bad,
I'm a mess but not for long
My future is comin' on
Ain't happy I'm feelin' glad,
I got sunshine in a bag,
I'm useless but not for long
The future it's comin' on.
The Story: I always loved this song but it took me five years to find out that it wasn't the case. I still hear it. - Submitted by: Some Guy
I'm coming up, I'm coming up, I'm coming up
I'm coming up the stairs
Ah, the stairs.
It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up
It's coming up, it's dare
Ah, it's dare.
The Story: When I heard it on the radio, I was doing a job carrying a box up the stairs. I was thinking about how heavy it was...thinking of the word 'stairs'. - Submitted by: Harry
Never did no ham! Never did no ham! It's there!
Never did no harm! Never did no harm! It's dare!
The Story: This is what I heard at the "Demon Days" concert. You should listen to Shaun Ryder on the Demon Days live on Youtube. It's really funny. - Submitted by: Kaeden Irvine
You've got a breadstick on you
You just think it, that's the voo-doo, baby
Hold it down now.
You've got to press it on you
You just think it, that's what you do, baby
Hold it down there.
The Story: I felt like a pillock for walking into my work singing, "You've got a breadstick on you." - Submitted by: Christine
Been there when their father landed.
Windmill, windmill for the land
The Story: I come from Singapore, where our pronunciation of English words are somewhat different. When the artists drag their words like in the song, we sometimes get a different (and comical) interpretation of the lyrics. - Submitted by: Anonymous
Dingbell, dingbell for the man
Windmill, windmill for the land
The Story: Not really, besides the fact that when I heard it, my chair fell over when I laughed and leaned back. - Submitted by: Me,buddy
Turning his head to what's done
Turning his head to fire
Turning us into fire
Turning us into monsters
It's all desire.
The Story: I seriously thought for the last several years this was the lyric. Honestly it put a bigger visual in my head of a kid with a gun that had no idea what he was doing. I'm actually a little disappointed.... - Submitted by: Malisyn
Dad! I like big d***
The Story: Jfc that's all I ever hear in that song, I can't even listen to it seriously when that part comes. - Submitted by: AA
land, cars and mites
land, cars, and bikes
The Story: I was just listening to it and I thought it said that - Submitted by: Oliver
There are more Gorillaz misheard lyrics available.
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