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!).
Bleed American album at Amazon.com
I don't see my PS2, I
I don't seem obvious, do I?
The Story: I knew those weren't really the words because they make absolutely no sense, but it's all I could hear when I listened to the song. Finally I asked my siblings and they all laughed at me, but they said it really does sound like that. - Submitted by: Julie vB
The Story: "J.A.M.C. Automatic" is an album they are talking about, but you can't hear him say the A at all. - Submitted by: monkey
I don't wanna shoot you
But I just can't walk away.
I know what I should do
But I just can't walk away.
The Story: Okay, so like the song is called 'Kill'. So it made perfect sense to me for it to say that he didn't want to shoot them. But apparently that's not what he said. - Submitted by: Vitamin R
Clear your thoughts with spacide
Clear your thoughts with speyside
The Story: While searching for the correct lyrics I found a website that had the misheard, or rather misunderstood lyric listed as the correct line. (What is spacide anyway, killing space? Is that like killing time according to relativity theory?) - Submitted by: Chris
If you're discerning, swing it back.
If you're listening, sing it back.
The Story: I thought the song was about observant baseball players for about 3 months, until I saw the band do the song on TV. - Submitted by: kung fu squirrel
What a Disney dance
What a dizzy dance
The Story: At first I said to myself, 'Jimmy Eat World promotes Disney?'. I checked the real lyrics and I was wrong. - Submitted by: Jon Ace
Elbow to elbow
The Story: One time when I heard this song in the car, when it got to the 'Everything, everything' part, my mom said that it sounded like 'Elbow to elbow'. Now, whenever I hear this song on the radio when my mom's around, I ask her how she misheard the lyrics that way because it did not sound like that and we laugh. - Submitted by: Amanda
Elephant, elephant will be alright, alright.
Everything, evrything will be alright, alright.
The Story: I once heard my brother singing his heart out to 'The Middle' with these lyrics. I asked him what he was singing. He sang the song to me. I had no idea what he was talking about so he said, 'You know the Elephant, Elephant, song'. - Submitted by: Kathy C
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