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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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Joe Walsh's, "Life's Been Good So Far"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just looking for cooze at the scene of the crime...
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
The Story: I started singing that to a kid coming out of church when I was 12 & was asked not to come back for awhile. - Submitted by: Troy Wharton
Joe Walsh's, "Life's Been Good"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My Maserati does 185
I pushed a button and now I don't drive.
The Real Lyrics:
My Maserati does 185
I lost my license and now I don't drive.
The Story: When I was young (around age 5-6 yrs old), my 'older' friends used to sing this song with these lyrics. I never personally heard (that part) of the song until quite some time after that. Always thought it was funny. - Submitted by: Charles Evans
Joe Walsh's, "Rocky Mountain Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we don't need the latest crime 'cause the story's sad
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause we don't need the ladies
Cryin' 'cause the story's sad
The Story: I've always heard it this way. - Submitted by: Jack
Joe Walsh's, "Rocky Mountain Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cuz the Rocky Mountain way
Is better than the wavy hair.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cuz the Rocky Mountain Way
Is better than the way we had.
The Story: I listened to this song for years, when one day a buddy of mine was in the car. I said, "What does wavy hair have to do with anything?" He asked, "What?" I explained, "You know, the Rocky Mountain way is better than the wavy hair." He started laughing uncontrollably and nearly lost control of the car. Needless to say, I was embarressed. - Submitted by: Joe Sands
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