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!).
Can't Nobody Pt.1 album at Amazon.com
Mister drive a car
It's past 12 o'clock
The Story: I kept hearing "mister drive a car" then I decided to look up the lyrics and listen carefully. The irony is that the misheard phrase literally mentions the name of the song yet I managed to make up something completely different. - Submitted by: Riley
Mary's got the same size a** as Marilyn Monroe
She put her finger up her butt hole and started singing low.
Mary's got the same size hands as Marilyn Monroe
She put her fingers in the imprints at Mann's Chinese Theater Show.
The Story: My friend was singing it in the playground. I asked her if she knew the lyrics. Instead of saying the true lyrics, she said something which sounded like this. We just fell about laughing! - Submitted by: Mad monkey
Mary's got the same size pants as Marilyn Monroe.
Mary's got the same size hands as Marilyn Monroe.
The Story: I did not realize the true lyric til I made a mention of the fact on the air on the radio station where I work, that I thought Marilyn always wore dresses. I got 47 phone calls. now the lyric that follows about the imprints in the sidewalk makes since. (oops) - Submitted by: Dan Fletcher
She put her fingers in me and let my Chinese spirit soar.
She put her finger in the imprints at Mann's Chinese Theater Show.
The Story: Well, I was about to call the radio station and complain about these dirty lyrics. Luckily, I found out I was wrong before anything horribly embarrasing happened. - Submitted by: Erica
Winner Takes Over
When Love Takes Over
The Story: I used to get this mixed up with ABBA's Winner Takes It All because I misinterpreted When Love Takes Over for Winner Takes Over for years. - Submitted by: Ciaran McLoughlin
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.