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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Gotye

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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Gotye's, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can get addicted to a certain kind of sex
The Real Lyrics:
You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
The Story: First heard that lyric a few times, the pronunciation of the misheard word was unclear - Submitted by: Meteor
Gotye's, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Like grass suck a happen never we’re a minute
The Real Lyrics:
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
The Story: This is what the fast song sounds like. - Submitted by: Goofball Ahh

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