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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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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's, "Islands in the Stream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Allen's in the street
The Real Lyrics:
Islands in the Stream
The Story: I was a dj and a listener called in wanting to hear this new songs 'Allen's in the Street'. It took me a few seconds (ok, A few minutes, already!) to figure out which song they were talking about. I've had many mis-lyrics requested over the 26 years I've been doing this and for some reason this just stands out in my memory. - Submitted by: cj
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's, "Islands in the Stream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Real Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
The Story: Used to listen to in the car with family on 8-track tape as a child; I never understood at that time what they meant, and thought they said "Items in the street." - Submitted by: David
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's, "Once Upon a Christmas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I just have no noose
I just have no moose
The Real Lyrics:
I just have no use
The Story: I thought it was either moose or noose! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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