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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...

Silverchair's, "Tomorrow"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They're going to waste you, black boy
The Real Lyrics:
You're gonna waste you, fat boy.
The Story: It's always sounded like black boy to me which is completely racist but since it was 1995 I just figured it was something done in protest, about racism or something. - Submitted by: Dark
Helen Reddy's, "I Am Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Yes, I am white
The Real Lyrics:
Yes, I am wise
The Story: There aren't many singers who sound whiter than Helen Reddy, so this is one mangled lyric which is totally appropriate. - Submitted by: Jeffrey

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