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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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Joan Osborne's, "Let's Just Get Naked"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's just get naked
Let's take a bath.
The Real Lyrics:
Let's just get naked
Just for a laugh.
The Story: I was playing this album and this song came on when my 4 year old daughter started to sing it wrong. It's now what we sing when it's bathtime. - Submitted by: Leetz
Joan Osborne's, "One of Us"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What if God was watching us?
The Real Lyrics:
What if God was one of us?
The Story: I was wondering if Joan Osborne was influenced by Bette Midler. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Joan Osborne's, "What If God Was One of Us"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, one of these days at about 12 o'clock,
This ole bird going to demand rock,
Saint well-keeper and DeKuyer paint,
For the lord's going to come in his heavenly airplane
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, one of these days around twelve o'clock
The whole wide world will reel and rock
The sinner will tremble and cry for pain
And the Lord will come in his aeroplane.
The Story: I realize what I "heard" makes absolutely no sense whatsoever but I've been singing along with those lines for years, haha! Who actually sings this part? Is it Joan singing? - Submitted by: Webgab
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