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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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Joy Division's, "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love grows great in the dark again
The Real Lyrics:
Love...Love will tear us apart again
The Story: I heard 2 different versions, one with a female lead (Lovers play in the park) and this one. Finally I heard a 3rd version on an independent station, heard the words clearly, and recognized the tune. - Submitted by: Jason Mills
Joy Division's, "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh buttery tart,
and a-fishing we go.
The Real Lyrics:
When routine bites hard,
and ambitions are low.
The Story: Lent a copy of the album to a friend, who then wrote back to me asking why he was singing about fishing, and what was a buttery tart anyway? - Submitted by: Paul Golds

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