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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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Jerry Reed's, "Amos Moses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lived a man called Dark Mill South and his pretty wife Hanna
The Real Lyrics:
Lived a man called Doc Milsap and his pretty wife, Hanna
The Story: I thought that was the coolest name ever, Doc Milsap not near as cool. - Submitted by: Chad Copeland
Jerry Reed's, "Amos Moses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They raised up a son who could eat up his weight and grow grass.
The Real Lyrics:
They raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries.
The Story: My wife and I were listening to KUNQ (99.3 FM), a classic country station from Houston, MO on our way back to where we live in St. Louis when this song came on the air. She was singing along to it and when we got to the part I've always misheard, I said "what's that about groceries?", and she was like "that's the words -- They raised up a son who could eat up his weight in groceries", and I told her what I had always thought it was, and she said "dear -- turn UP you hearing aid!" (I'm not that old and don't wear one LOL) - Submitted by: Fred McKinney
Jerry Reed's, "Eastbound and Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
East bound a dime
Loaded up and truckin'
The Real Lyrics:
Eastbound and down
Load it up and truckin'.
The Story: I figured I was right because the movie takes place partly on a highway I assumed was I-10 (hence the dime). - Submitted by: Shannon O.
Jerry Reed's, "The Bandit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They call you the Bandit
And I caught one tame
Shackles only by Piedmont
And the weatherman's chains.
The Real Lyrics:
They call you The Bandit
An outlaw untamed
Shackled only by freedom
You wear no man's chain.
The Story: I was singing it in front of a bunch of people with a bad tune, and I was wondering why they were laughing. I guess I know now. - Submitted by: Burt Reynolds
Jerry Reed's, "“The Legend”"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They swear he’s got asphalt a runnin’
In his veins.
The Real Lyrics:
They swear he’s got ice water runnin’
In his veins.
The Story: I figured since he was a trucker it meant “the road was in his blood.” - Submitted by: Levi Heidle
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