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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!).

Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band's, "Volcano (Live Version)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Ugly
The Real Lyrics:
Mr. Utley
The Story: My boyfriend and I were dining at Margaritaville here in Orlando. This song plays every time the Margarita Volcano explodes. Jimmy is singing, and then they go into this keyboard solo, but before that Jimmy says 'Mr. Utley'. Ted and I were singing along, as we generally do to Jimmy's songs, as I am a parrothead from back in the day. Ted sings, 'Mr. Ugly', which made me say 'Who do you think Mr. Ugly is? He's saying Mr. Utley.' to which Ted replies 'That makes no sense, who's Mr. Utley?' So I told him. Now he sings it that way to make me giggle at dinner. - Submitted by: Shawn the Parrothead
The Misheard Lyrics:
I spent 4 lonely days
In a brown helly haze
The Real Lyrics:
I've spent 4 lonely days
In the brown L.A. haze.
The Story: The way my mother sang it until we had to correct her. - Submitted by: Ken Thomas
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