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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!).

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album at
The Misheard Lyrics:
Living on borrowed time, to see my bee-yotch.
The Real Lyrics:
Living on borrowed time, with out a though of tomorrow.
The Story: I was singing this song one day when I couldn't remember what John Lennon says after the phrase 'Living on borrowed time.' So I just sang the words, 'Living on borrowed time, to see my bee-yotch.' :-) - Submitted by: Mack the Knife
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's, "Give Peace A Chance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
John Lennon's mother.
Said 'Give peas a chance.'
The Real Lyrics:
All we are saying.
Is give peace a chance.
The Story: I was down in Pismo Beach with my parents and we saw this poster that said 'John Lennon's mother said 'Give Peas a Chance.'' And it showed a drawing of his mother trying to feed him peas. lol!!! - Submitted by: Mack the Knife
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