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!).
Bandages album at Amazon.com
Bag of chips, bag of chips, bag of chips.
Bandages, bandages, bandages.
The Story: My friend came over one day and we turned on the radio and this song was on. She had never heard it before. Later on that day I was singing 'Bag of chips, bag of chips, bag of chiiips.' She just started laughing and told me that it was bandages. She got the words right the first time she listened to it. It was pretty embarrassing. I knew it was weird for the lyrics to be 'bag of chips...', but I thought it might have been a parody, or just a funny song. - Submitted by: Alicia
Ban the Jews.
The Story: My brother's friend, Ryan, is Jewish. He almost beat up another guy that he thought was screaming 'ban the Jews'. - Submitted by: Alan The Ottoman
Beetlejuice, I have legs, I have arms for you.
Bandages on my legs, on my arms from you.
The Story: Listening to this repeatedly at a party, loads of friends and I convinced ourselves that these were the proper lyrics. We thought it was a song about the hit film, 'Beetlejuice'. Bandages really does make more sense. - Submitted by: Cler
Blame the Jews, blame the Jews.
The Story: I couldn't believe my ears at first! But then I heard the real title mentioned by the radio dj. - Submitted by: Alex Neumann
Pathogens, pathogens, pathogens
Bandages, bandages, bandages
The Story: My roommate was listening to the song. When it was over, I turned to her and asked 'Was that song about pathogens?' She didn't get it, until after I sang the supposed chorus. It was a good laugh, but I'm still disappointed that the song is not about disease causing agents. I guess I'm a science nerd for life. - Submitted by: Cera
I could wait for Godot.
Walk away from the door.
The Story: To my credit, I had been reading 'Waiting for Godot' a few days earlier, and it was pretty late when I was listening to this song. - Submitted by: angstysadfacepants
Welcome to the early learning atmosphere.
Welcome to the island of the honest man.
The Story: I was singing along with my roommate and happily belting out the chorus of what I believed was a celebration of the early Learning Centre. She gave me the oddest look before asking me if I knew what the song was called. - Submitted by: Abigail
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