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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', "Calling Doctor Love"
They call me Doctor Love
Calling Doctor Love
The Story: I was too young to figure it out at the time. The glam and the monolithic rock'n'roll sound is what grabbed my attention. - Submitted by: Paranoia Big Destroyer
Delilah's gone, I'm down and out
My heaters broke and I'm so tired I need some fuel to build a fire The girl next door, her lights are out yeah The landlords gone, I'm down and out
The Story: I always thought it said "Delilah gone, I'm down and out"...even before my Delilah left me haha - Submitted by: R C
It's Potion Time again
It's cold gin time again.
The Story: I was 5. - Submitted by: Sabetta
It's toejam time again
It's cold gin time again
The Story: I was listening to one of my ma's old Kiss records when I heard this song. I was like,'Toejam time?' I then looked at the record sleeve and realised my mistake. 'Ohhh, cold gin!' - Submitted by: Metalgirl162002
closing time again
Cold gin time again
The Story: My wife uses coldgin as screen name because its her favorite KISS song.. I asked her what KISS song it was and when she played it, I knew the song but thought it was "closing time again." - Submitted by: Josh
', "Detroit Rock City"
Gettin laid! I just can't wait!!
Gettin late, I just can't wait!
The Story: One day my sister Layla, who is a real Kiss fan, was listening to that song on her cd & when it got to that lyric, I was shocked because that's what I thought Paul Stanley was saying in that song. It took me a while to correct my sister what the lyrics really were. - Submitted by: Jenny
Fred, Santa's only daughter
A child under water
Too proud to be a queen
Rags, the sailor's only daughter
A child of the water
Too proud to be a queen.
The Story: This was told to me by my teenage daughter. She thought that's what the song said until I corrected her 3 years ago! Now, we laugh about it every time we hear it. - Submitted by: Mary
Lick it up
The Story: Thought it was about a girl Lydia. - Submitted by: huh
', "Rock 'N' Roll All Night"
I wanna rock 'n' roll all night And part of every day
I wanna rock 'n' roll all night And party every day.
The Story: I always wondered what he was going to do the other part of the day! - Submitted by: Kate
', "Rock 'n Roll All Night"
I want to rock and roll all night, and hardly ever repay
I want to rock and roll all night, and party every day
The Story: The song came out when I was about 10. I always thought that this is what I heard. It was not until I was probably in my mid to late teens that I found out what the lyrics really were. Till this day when singing along with the song I still sing this line wrong to myself while I am thinking, this is the wrong lyric, do it right. - Submitted by: Gus
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