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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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Jimi Hendrix Experience's, "1983.... A merman I should turn to be"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can hear the Vat is full of beer
The Real Lyrics:
I can hear Atlantis full of cheer
The Story: friend took down lyrics: one of several misheard lyrics - Submitted by: Dotybeast
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just play with me, and your wonder bird.
The Real Lyrics:
Just play with me, and you won't get burned.
The Story: I always thought 'wonder bird' was a creative reference to the supernatural capabilities of a woman's private parts. - Submitted by: C. Darryl Mattison
Jimi Hendrix Experience's, "Purple Haze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'scuse me while I kiss this guy
The Real Lyrics:
'scuse me while I kiss the sky
The Story: This wasn't actually misheard: I attended a Hendrix concert in '67 or '68 in Washington, dc, at the Ambassador, a movie theater converted into a rock hall by ripping the seats out. When the ''scuse me' line came up, Hendrix pointed at his bass player and took a couple of steps toward him as he laughed out the 'kiss this guy' version. - Submitted by: Dolf Lowey-Ball
Jimi Hendrix Experience's, "Purple Haze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Excuse me while I kiss this guy
The Real Lyrics:
Excuse me while I kiss the sky
The Story: My dad saw Jimi Hendrix in a free outdoor concert in San Francisco in the 60;s. Apparently Jimi came onstage and clarified the lyrics before he began the song. Many people had been confused until then... - Submitted by: Aaron
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