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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.

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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Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Commercial's, "Be Prepared (Boy Scouts theme)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Be prepared, are you ready to hold the door?
Be prepared, are you ready to take the leap?
The Real Lyrics:
Be prepared, are you ready to get involved?
Be prepared, are you ready to take the lead?
The Story: Since one of the duties of Boy Scouts is to help others, I was thinking that a Scout was holding a door for an elderly person. - Submitted by: Odie Garfield
Blind Faith's, "Sea of Joy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting in a Massachusetts cell, sea of joy
The Real Lyrics:
Waiting in our boats to set sail, sea of joy
The Story: I've always heard it this way, even though I pretty much knew it was wrong. I just looked up the correct lyrics and was surprised that they weren't even close to what I'd always heard. - Submitted by: Porfle Popnecker

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