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!).
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Beauty can be a disgust
Beauty can be a disguise
The Story: Beauty CAN'T be a disgust, especially when it's a theme song from a TV show. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
At least mommy died
Da da-da da da but at least she died.
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.
The Story: Some time before Christmas in 1986 when I was 4 years old, I tried to sing along with my parents when they played a record with this song. My mom probably thought I hated her. So I'm not a big fan of Jose Feliciano. - Submitted by: Andrew
The Story: I've spent a lot of time in Belize, and it just seemed natural. - Submitted by: Jim Ferguson
Bernice farts a lot
The Story: Well, my dad's great aunt was named Bernice... and so my parents would make a joke and sing it like this... but I actually thought those were the lyrics!!! oops! - Submitted by: Ryan Soule
Denise probably not
The Story: My daughter Allison's best friend Brittaney (both around 10 or 11 years old belted out this during the class Christmas program. - Submitted by: Sherry Wolfe
Dos perros anos
The Story: One day in December, my friend Delores and I rode to lunch in her car. She must have been blaring the music on her way to work that day because the minute she started the car, 'Feliz Navidad' came screaming through the speakers. She tried to turn down the radio, but I told her to leave it cranked. We both began singing at the top of our lungs. When we got the next round of the chorus, I sang out what I always thought were the correct words. I thought my friend was going to literally die of laughter. She was laughing so hard she had to pull over. Once she'd gain back her senses she asked 'Where the hell did you get those words?' I told her that's how I've always sung it. She asked me if I knew what I was saying, and I told her yes. I said the phrase never made much sense to me, but I know he's singing 'Dos perros anos.' She started laughing again and told me the correct words are 'Properous Anos.' I only thought about it for half a second, and then loudly proclaimed,'Now that makes sense!'Whenever we see each other, she never fails to greet me as 'Mr. Dos Perros Anos'. - Submitted by: Ron Fletcher
Felipe's mommy died.
The Story: My brother's former girlfriend went into her college dorm room one afternoon, and her roommate told her she had just heard the saddest song. - Submitted by: Kim
Feliz Mommy locked
The Story: Back then, I didn't know what Feliz Navidad meant or how to spell it. - Submitted by: Fink Martindale
No fleas on the dog
No fleas on the dog
God washed them all off, and now they drowned.
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad, Un Prospero ano y felicidad.
The Story: I heard this coming from my six year old (at the time) brother's mouth. I asked him to sing it to my mom. We both laughed so hard we cried. The poor kid was embarrassed. But later we helped him with the right words. Now every time I hear it, I can't help but sing it his way. - Submitted by: Paula
Oh he's Bobby Vaught
The Story: I kept wondering "Who is this Bobby Vaught and why are they singing about him?" :) - Submitted by: Julie
Police Mommy Dad
The Story: My four year-old son had been trying to sing this song with the radio for days. At first he was close, he was actually saying 'feliz' and something that sounded like 'nommidad.' Well, after days of his dad and me correcting his lyrics and trying to help him say it with the correct accent, I guess he decided to pick some lyrics that made more sense to him!!! Now, no matter what we say to him, he sings 'Police Mommy Dad.' Maybe he's just mad at us and asking for police intervention. - Submitted by: gina marie
Police nabbed me dad.
The Story: I thought this was a song about a kid whose father was arrested for drunk driving on Christmas Eve. - Submitted by: Curtis Beck
Puh-lease knock it off.
The Story: My 3-year-old son was listening to this song and later sang the words as 'please knock it off', something he hears frequently when he throws a tantrum. (An Australian way of saying cut it out!) - Submitted by: Kelly Smith
Release Moby Dick
The Story: My husband has been singing 'release moby dick' to this ever since it came out...much to the hilarity of friends and family. He refuses to believe he is wrong, no matter what evidence is put before him. - Submitted by: Trish
Come on, Mama, light my fire.
Come on, Baby, light my fire.
The Story: This was playing on my car radio. And I was astonished that, late in the song, in one occurrence of this line (not in all the occurrences that it did sound like 'baby' in most). It clearly sounded like he sang, 'Come on, Mama, light my fire'. I thought how it sure never sounded that way in the original version by The Doors. - Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.