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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.

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!).

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Indigo Girls', "Closer to Fine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We read up on revival and we had Santa for the lookout
The Real Lyrics:
We read up on revival and we stand up for the lookout
The Story: I thought Santa was some really weird metaphor or something... - Submitted by: Hope
Indigo Girls', "Galileo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of nitrogen
King of insight
The Real Lyrics:
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision
King of insight
The Story: My little son asked me one day, 'What is a king of nitrogen?' It took me a minute to figure out what he meant, then I heard the song playing. - Submitted by: Linda Hirst
Indigo Girls', "Love Will Come to You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As if I offered up a crystal bottle of goo
The Real Lyrics:
As if I offered up a crystal ball to look through
The Story: My boyfriend at the time and I were listening to the tape in the car and he said 'Doesn't it sound like she's saying 'bottle of goo'?'. I just looked at him dumbfounded. Then we listened to it again and, well I guess it did sound a little like it! I think of that every time I hear the song now. - Submitted by: Jennifer Davis

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