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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The Story: When I first heard this song I did not know it was called 'Bossy'. So I just assumed it was yet another song lauding a part of the female anatomy that bounces a lot when dancing. I mean, with all these song out talking how girls can shake their rear ends. *shrug* - Submitted by: Jen
You know why, 'cause I'm gonna bounce.
You know why, 'cuz I'm a boss.
The Story: My boyfriend always mishears lyrics. He thought the song was called "Bouncy" (because of the video dance). - Submitted by: Jeff
Your mailbox was full-aaaaaaayyyy!
Your mailbox was full all the way.
The Story: My sister thought Kelis was trying to rhyme 'full' with 'Wednesday' in the previous line of this verse, so tagged '-ay' on the end and stretched the word for more time than required. Just sing it to yourself and you'll probably see why I hit my head against the wall painfully while laughing. - Submitted by: Monokini
The Story: My cousin was singing this at Starbucks. - Submitted by: Dubious Jackson
My lipstick bring all the boys to the yard.
My milkshake bring all the boys to the yard.
The Story: One day, my girlfrienda and I were driving. We were listening to the radio, when this song played. While I was singing along, she asked me, 'Why did somebody wrote a song about a lipstick?' I replied, 'Wha..??' Then she started to recite the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: E'el
I woke up early this morning
But I feel so ashamed.
I woke up early this mornin'
But I still ain't seen the sun.
The Story: Every time I hear this now, I have a depraved image of Andre 3000 in his bed, riddled with mortification like a 13-year old boy who's just done something particularly naughty during the night without realisation. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Papa, I'm a millionaire
But sex with air don't sell affection.
Papa, I'm a millionaire
But such an air don't sell affection.
The Story: I was thinking music videos with peeps humping air... ... Fits pretty well. - Submitted by: Bush administration
My milkshake brings all the boys to the bar
And I'm like, "It's better than yours."
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
And they're like, "It's better than yours."
The Story: I really thought she was talking about a bar. I thought her "Milkshake" must have been a strip tease routine or something. You get a bunch of different awnsers when you ask people what they think her "Milkshake" is. - Submitted by: Natalee
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