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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...

Earth, Wind & Fire's, "September"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do you remember
When we first died in September?
The Real Lyrics:
Do you remember
The twenty-first night of September?
The Story: It really sounded like that to me, as macabre as it may sound... I knew those couldn't possibly be the real lyrics but assumed they were for over 30 years until I finally learned the real ones. - Submitted by: Alan Asper
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Archie cwtchy on the left hand side
The Real Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side.
The Story: My friend and I would listen to Top of the Pops and she honestly thought it was about a cwtch. Still to this day I will sing those words as it reminds me of my childhood. - Submitted by: steph reynolds

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