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!).
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There's blood on my ass and by left ball's beat.
There's blood on my amp and my Les Paul's beat.
The Story: My brother and I would both hear it this way and still sing it this way today. - Submitted by: Lynn
I was bit while shopping
Once bitten, twice shy, babe
The Story: I knew the Ian Hunter version of this song and thought I was bit while shopping---Didn't find out the real lyrics until singing along with Great White's version on the radio and my friend was like whhhaaattt????? - Submitted by: Donna Waugh
Once did white lines, babe.
Once bitten, twice shy, babe.
The Story: A friend and I were waiting to get on the ride at the fair. The carney running the ride was singing this. We cracked up!!! - Submitted by: Kris
Once spent and twice shy
Once bitten, twice shy
The Story: I work in a bar, and they always put on the CD with this song. Funny thing is, I always walked around the bar singing the wrong lyrics - Submitted by: Amanda
There's blood on my ass 'cause my left balls bleedin'
There's blood on my amp and my Les Paul's bleedin'
The Story: I was cruising with a friend several years ago.This song came on the radio.He was singing along and he sang this line.I turned down the radio and said,'What did you say?'.He repeated it again.I've never laughed that hard in my life! - Submitted by: Irv Lockhart
There is nothing left to lose.
But next belongs to you.
There is nothing left to do.
But make sweet love to you.
The Story: It makes no sense at all for the lyrical content of this song. Currently, I'm not working again to write some pages on my book. But, finally, I love this band! About this song: "Rock Me" is track #3 on their third studio album, "Once Bitten", released on 29 June 1987. It was written by Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Alan Niven, and Michael Lardie. It reaching #60 on Billboard's Pop Chart. Making them their first greatest hit single before entering them into one-hit wonder fame with their follow-up single, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", released in 1989. "Rock Me" was a breakout hit for the band, and still receives significant airplay on classic rock radio. The original version lasting at over 7 minutes, with the radio and video versions being trimmed down to between 3 and 5 minutes. Many of the lyrics to the edited versions are different from the original, though the music track remains the same. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Think on bitter days
Think on bitten days
Think on better days
The Story: It has to do with when they previously had a hit with "Once Bitten Twice Shy", so it made sense to hear "bitten" here. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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