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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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
You know Dan?
Dan got fired
The Real Lyrics:
Why don't you dance?
Dance on fire
The Story: My buddy Dan called me on the phone and told me 'I just got fired. Man, I'm so angry I went to the media about it'. Just then the song came on the radio for the first time. Shocked, I said 'I know man'. - Submitted by: Bob Alinkofsky
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you're walking down that dance floor in real fright
The Real Lyrics:
When you're walking down that dance floor really fly
The Story: Like most young guys in the late 60's [well some of us at least; the good guys]. I was nervous about approaching girls to dance. When I heard this song, it gave me real aid and comfort and a warm feeling inside. Somebody understands. When I found out the real lyrics{fly was slang for dressed up real cool]I also got a real feeling inside.Like a good laugh out of it. - Submitted by: Bob Alinkofsky
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