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!).
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You came to school to burp girl
You went to school to learn, girl
The Story: So I accidentally burp in front of my friends and one of my friends listening to the "ABC" song by The Jackson 5 and.. she said: " hmm... it's like he said You came to school to burp girl" she thought about this after I burped. - Submitted by: Michelle
The Story: I thought, this girl's so amazing, he's gotta make up whole new words to describe her... - Submitted by: dave rubens
She's a texting machine
She's a dancing machine
The Story: If this was today, then that's what they would do! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Soon the days are gonna rain
Soon the bells are gonna ring
The Story: Sounded like that since it made sense with the previous line "That old sun is shining down". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I am love. Stringin' myself around you.
I am love. Sure I might want to find you
I am love. Stringin' myself around you.
I am love. 'Sho 'nuff wanna f**k you
I am love. Sprinkle myself around you.
I am love. Shower my warmth upon you
The Story: I was listening to my tape of the Jackson 5's 'Dancing Machine' album,which features 'I Am Love', on my day off from work the other day. When I came back to work the following day, the director of my work facility, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, ny, debuted our new ad slogan, 'I Am Roswell' at a staff meeting. In order to boost morale further, I got the notion to write a parody called 'I Am Roswell' to the tune of 'I Am Love', which will be forthcoming. - Submitted by: Sharon Krebs
I find myself and wander
I find myself and wonder
I find myself in wonder
The Story: Once again, I often confused "wonder" with "wander". Anyway, either misheard lyrics make more sense than the real one. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Every street you walk on I leave s*** stains on the ground.
Every street you walk on I leave tear stains on the ground.
The Story: I have heard this since I was a kid - Submitted by: Chris S
I want you back
The Story: Marshall Mathers is the real name of rapper Eminem. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ooh baby I would fly to Mexico (Mexico, baby)
Ooh baby I was blind to let you go (let you go, baby)
The Story: I was singing the song (correctly) and a few minutes later I heard my husband singing HIS version...haha! He asked me what I was laughing about... - Submitted by: PK Gift
I'll be back
I'll be there
The Story: This was like, 1 1/3 decades before Arnold Schwarzenegger said it. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Just let go of your shoulders, honey!
Just look over your shoulder, honey!
The Story: I always wondered how she would let go of her shoulders - I see it as something like the Black Knight in 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' being reduced to just a torso headbutting King Arthur! - Submitted by: pickle*
You and I must make a pie
You and I must make a pact.
The Story: I guess I was hungry when I listened to this song or something. I even rewound it to see if that's really what I heard, and it totally sounds like it to me. - Submitted by: SithCats
Little tin whores
Little tin horns
The Story: Who would have thought? "Little tin whores"? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You better not pow
You better not pout
The Story: Does Batman know Santa Claus? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
i love my mouse
let s dance let s shout
The Story: i dont know - Submitted by: phil
Sunday you'll be home
Or someday you'll be all alone
The Story: Once again, why we hear "Sunday" instead of "someday", and vice versa. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
When we were in Italian grade school
When we played tag in grade school
The Story: When I was 11 years old, and heard this song for the first time this is honestly what I thought the lyric was! - Submitted by: Marvin Roberts
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