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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Everyone has a gun on in Miami
Everyone has a cousin in Miami
The Story: i thought it was hilarious when my Mom sang this line out loud. She couldn't figure out why I was laughing so hard! But knowing Miami, her thoughts could have been correct! - Submitted by: gary
Searching for my Bob Seger and salt
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
The Story: My daughter Brittany was singing Margaritaville with the stereo on a family vacation while we had fifteen family members there. She sang the verse "searching for my Bob Seger and salt" instead of lost shaker of salt. I stopped and said wait what did you just sing?....she said it again and we all laughed so hard. - Submitted by: Cheryl
Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop tart.
Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top.
The Story: I just thought he had a really messy house if he was stepping on pop tarts. I did not know the real lyrics until a few years ago when I was in my early 30's. - Submitted by: Kim Butner
I put my boots in the blender.
I put my booze in the blender.
The Story: My sister and I were singing this really loud outside one day, when my dad started laughing. My sister and I asked him, "Why someone would put their boots in a blender?" He answered, "I don't know." So my mom says, "It's booze." My sister laughed for a long time over that. - Submitted by: Cassie
Wasted away again in Macarenaville
Wasted away again in Margaritaville
The Story: The first time I heard this song, it was 1996 and I was in a movie theater well before the movie was to start (wasn't even time for the previews yet), therefore it wasn't until it I heard it on the radio much later that I found out the title and artist and that this song came out long before the Macarena craze. Felt like a total dope then. - Submitted by: Lulu
Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
Lookin' for my lost shiggerasaw.
Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
The Story: I grew up with this song, always wondering what exactly a shiggerasaw is. I assumed it was some Spanish word referring to the woman 'some folks say' is 'to blame'. I did wonder about it not *sounding* particularly Spanish. Anyway, the other day, I was driving with my 15-year-old son. 'Margaritaville' came on, and we turned it up and started singing along (loudly and off key). When we got to this line, he'd snapped the radio off and looked at me in disbelief. he asked, 'What did you say?' 'Lookin' for my lost shiggerasaw,' I replied, a little less confidently. 'Uh, Mom, it's shaker of salt.', he said, slowly. 'Oh, that makes sense.' was my reply, followed by awkward silence. - Submitted by: Jenni
Shake your manhood like a banker.
Shake the hand of the mango man.
The Story: I decided to ask my dad what Jimmy was singing, because it sounded like 'shake your manhood like a banker'. He burst out laughing...and so did I. We still laugh about it. - Submitted by: Me
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