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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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
Driving on macadam, singing to my soul.
The Real Lyrics:
Driving over Kanaan, singing to my soul.
The Story: This one lasted for over 20 years with me, because a teacher in junior high school used the song as an illustration when we got to the vocabulary word 'macadam.' I'd believed those were the lyrics ever since...until a friend challenged me, and I had to learn the hard way not to believe everything you learn in junior high. - Submitted by: Jen
The Misheard Lyrics:
People out there are turning music indigo.
The Real Lyrics:
People out there are turning music into gold.
The Story: We were listening to this song on the radio. My mother suddenly turned to me and asked me why they would be turning music blue. It took me a few seconds to realize what she thought she heard. We laughed about that for years afterward. - Submitted by: Shawna
The Misheard Lyrics:
People out there turning music indigo.
The Real Lyrics:
People out there turning music into gold.
The Story: I heard this song on the radio when I was a little kid, within a week of learning about the colour indigo. Everyone else and I thought it was hilarious because a lot of people in the neighbourhood, relatives and others misheard the line the exact same way; but couldn't help wondering how does one turn music indigo. It would't be a few more years until I learned of the metaphors of blue language, purple prose, swearing a blue streak and related issues. - Submitted by: PS
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