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!).
We jet to Ibiza
The people are streaking.
We jet to Ibiza
The people are shrieking.
The Story: I was looking the song up because it was on an episode of "The Hills". I was listening to the song in the episode, and I thought (Hilary sang "streaking". When I found out that it was "shrieking", I burst into laughter; because of how "streaking" is so against what the song is about. - Submitted by: Alex M
'Cuz it's perfect
Bathing suit so perfect.
Didn`t feel so perfect.
The Story: Well, (the song was playing on the MTV show) "Laguna Beach" So I thought maybe it was supposed to be kinda shallow about how great the clothes were on the show. - Submitted by: Melissa
I'm s****ing, s****ing every color.
I'm shedding, shedding every color.
The Story: I was really tired and bored when I was coming home when this song played on the radio. I almost laughed out when I thought of how amusing it is if it were the misheard lyrics, especially when it goes with the part about let the rain wash away my sanity (sanitary)! - Submitted by: Princess Pan
Let it wash away my sameni.
Let it wash away my sanity.
The Story: My cousins, Annie and Bianca, and I were having a sleepover. After lights out, we decided to have a bit of a sing-along where each of us was supposed to sing a song. Bianca chose this song and suddenly blurted out 'Let it wash away my sameni'. Annie and I were like 'WHAT' and burst out laughing. We still talk about it now! - Submitted by: StephanieJF
You want my friends to want my clothes.
You want my friends, you want my clothes.
The Story: This sounded just a bit strange to me. Turning Hilary's friends against her by making them want her clothes? Hmm... - Submitted by: Netta
I'm hiding from you
And your suicide.
I'm hiding from you
And your soul of ice.
The Story: I have a Christmas CD by Hilary Duff. This year for the first time, I found myself listening close to the lyrics of this particular verse. This particular couplet came across to me as per the misheard version. But I thought, surely that isn't the correct lyrics. So I went home and found the correct lyrics by googling the song title and artist. Sure enough, I'd misheard the lyrics. I'm glad I did. For a Christmas song, the song is enough of a downer in addressing someone as having a "soul if ice". The story doesn't need suicide in it! Since I generally like Hilary Duff, I'm glad this isn't a song made famous mainly by her. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
I've had too many cars.
I've had too many cries.
The Story: I was listening to this song, and I laughed to myself when I heard the misheard lyric. I thought, 'Yeah, I wonder what Hilary did with all those cars!' lol!!! - Submitted by: AVM
Alex is a seal.
Our lips are sealed.
The Story: I heard it on the radio and thought someone had made up a song about a guy in my class. - Submitted by: Hilary_fan_4_life
If you want to wake up with seven heads
If you want to wake up with a severed head
If you want to walk, I'm a step ahead
The Story: I thought Hilary Duff was a witch or something. - Submitted by: Hu's On First
You'll never get to Helen, or even to ballet.
You'll never get to Heaven, or even to LA.
The Story: I have a friend called Helen. One day, we were listening to Hilary Duff's album and this song came on. My other friend, Bianca, started singing, and this is what she sang. We made her listen to the song again. - Submitted by: Stef&biancs
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.