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!).
A Crow Left of the Murder album at Amazon.com
When seafoam green is in the shell
When seafoam green is in fashion
The Story: I knew the right lyrics, and my brother was convinced it was 'in the shell' but we turned up the song really loud and listened to it, and when he heard that I was right, he shook my hand and said 'Good job.' Let's just say he doesn't question my knowledge of Incubus lyric's anymore, since I know every song by heart. - Submitted by: Jess
Better than watching Sellers bending silver spoons
Deeper than the deepest Clouseau would ever go.
Better than watching Geller bending silver spoons
Deeper than the deepest Cousteau would ever go.
The Story: I always thought this was about Peter Sellers and the character of Inspector Clouseau that he played in the "Pink Panther" movies. - Submitted by: Alan The Ottoman
Fart on me, while I burst into flames
Fart on me.
Pardon me, while I burst into flames
The Story: So I was in my truck getting ready for work in the summer of 2000. I heard this song and thought he was saying 'Fart on me'. Well, I wouldn't have thought so, but he went on about bursting into flames. So it kind of all made me think he was talking about farting. - Submitted by: Jonathan T.
Pardon me while I burst into flames
Pardon I from the world
Pardon while I burst into flames
I've had enough of the world and its people's mindless games
The Story: I had owned the Incubus cd for awhile, and had looked over the lyrics time and time again, knowing the all the correct ones (well, most of them, anyway). But my brother was indignant about what he had heard, so I made him listen to the song, showed him the lyrics page in the cd cover, and read to him the correct ones (and they are correct). Funny thing is, he still thinks what he heard was right. - Submitted by: Shannon
You are stellar
The Story: I over heard a girl on the train singing 'Roxaaaaaane' I went up to her and said... you do know the lyrics are You are Stellar right? She laughed and continued with her newly aquired knowledge. - Submitted by: Junior
You are similar.
You are stellar.
"You are Stellar" in the beginning
The Story: Not only does the Live at Red Rocks Dvd subtitle list it as "roxxanne", if you listen closely to the bass and the drums for the most part of the song follow a similar tune to "roxxanne" also incubus has listed numerous times that The Police was one of the bands favorite bands....that's enough clues for me to agree with it being "roxxanne" (also it sounds like hes singing the word "roxanne" like in the chorus of roxanne) - Submitted by: Shipley
Not everyone here is fat, fucked up and cold.
Not everyone here is that fucked up and cold.
The Story: My brother thought those were the lyrics and would sing them loudly and proudly while we sniggered and shook our heads. - Submitted by: Dave
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