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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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Jackson 5's, "Dancing Machine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Frame-a-matic, Gatza-fratic
The Real Lyrics:
Rhythmetic, acrobatic
The Story: I thought, this girl's so amazing, he's gotta make up whole new words to describe her... - Submitted by: dave rubens
Jackson 5's, "I Am Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
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
The Real Lyrics:
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
Jackson 5's, "I Want You Back"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh baby I would fly to Mexico (Mexico, baby)
The Real Lyrics:
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
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just let go of your shoulders, honey!
The Real Lyrics:
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*
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You and I must make a pie
The Real Lyrics:
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
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Little tin whores
The Real Lyrics:
Little tin horns
The Story: Who would have thought? "Little tin whores"? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You better not pow
The Real Lyrics:
You better not pout
The Story: Does Batman know Santa Claus? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Jackson 5's, "Shake Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
i love my mouse
The Real Lyrics:
let s dance let s shout
The Story: i dont know - Submitted by: phil
Jackson 5's, "The Love You Save"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When we were in Italian grade school
The Real Lyrics:
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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