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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Jill Sobule

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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Jill Sobule's, "I Kissed a Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I kissed a squirrel and I liked it
The Real Lyrics:
I kissed a girl for the first time
The Story: I just thought of it like that like a snap of my fingers(compared to that other guy) - Submitted by: Tavarius Phillips
Jill Sobule's, "Karen By Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With a cat on a hook by her side
The Real Lyrics:
With just a cat and a book by her side
The Story: On a live show that I heard Jill said that the lyric writer almost put these misheard lyrics into the album cover. Then she made a comment that the song would have to then be called 'Karen in Bellvue'..... - Submitted by: Freya
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