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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All these bathtimes I'm going through
All the bad times I'm going through
The Story: This one came about when we were trying to give our dog a bath. As with most dogs, she doesn't like the idea and was fighting to get out of the bath. At about this point, my brother goes 'that's like that song', 'What song?' I asked him - and he sang those lyrics. They still seem weirdly appropriate. - Submitted by: Haz-Man
I'm growing, I'm growing
I'm growing people underground
I'm going, I'm going
I'm going deeper underground.
The Story: This one came about when the video for this song was on TV (the one with Jay Kay jumping around the place in the flooded movie theatre showing 'Godzilla'). I'd made some comment like 'Good song' or whatever, only to be told by my brother that it didn't make any sense. He then recited those lyrics as a case in point. 'Why's the guy growing people underground? How can he do that?' After I'd put him right about the actual lyrics, it struck me that in a movie about a huge monster killing people, growing new people underground mightn't be a bad plot idea. - Submitted by: Big Haz
Pussycat eyes on Biggin Hill
Pussycat eyes I'm diggin' you
The Story: When I heard this for the first time, I was so certain the actual lyrics were 'Biggin Hill' that I had to play that section over and over again just to make sure, as Biggin Hill is the name of an airport near London and associated with World War 2! Only looking up the lyrics did I realise how wrong I was! - Submitted by: Jason
The soup is on it
The Story: One of my friends and I were listening to this song one day while playing video games, and around the 5th time, I noticed him saying, 'The soup is on it' anytime 'Supersonic' was said in the song. I let it go for the next 2 listens because I found it so amusing, and then I asked what he was saying. Naturally, he said, 'The soup is on it.' I finally told him the correct lyric, and then he understood why I was laughing so hard for the past 10 minutes. - Submitted by: The Desert of the Real
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