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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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Japan's, "Life In Tokyo"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Another pickle heads for sunset.
The Real Lyrics:
Another vehicle heads for sunset.
The Story: I'm pretty sure it was very early in the morning after being at a club all night. This song was playing as I was just drifting off and misheard the lyric. - Submitted by: Sharong
Japan's, "The Art of Parties"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Once I was young
Once I was smart
Now I'm living on the edge of my noose.
The Real Lyrics:
Once I was young
Once I was smart
Now I'm living on the edge of my nerves.
The Story: I was trying to act all artsy by knowing this song, and I tried to impress these artsy people by talking about the 'suicidal' reference in the opening verse. Until someone corrected me that he was saying 'at the edge of my nerves :) - Submitted by: David L.

There are more Japan misheard lyrics available.

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