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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Caught in bedroom ants
Caught in a bad romance
The Story: This came up on YouTube at the end of a Hannah Montana song for some reason. I'd never heard Lady GaGa before. What I'd heard about her gave me misgivings to say the least as to whether I'd like her. But I bravely clicked on the link for this song out of curiosity, and found the beat and tune intriguing at least. But I thought it distinctly sounded as if she were saying "Caught in bedroom ants"! - Submitted by: Lisa Basil
I want your drama detergent, your hand.
I want your drama, the touch of your hand.
The Story: This came up on YouTube at the end of a Hannah Montana song for some reason. I'd never heard Lady GaGa before. What I'd heard about her gave me misgivings to say the least as to whether I'd like her. But I bravely clicked on the link for this song out of curiosity, and found the beat and tune intriguing at least. But I couldn't understand this line. It sounded most like she were singing "drama detergent". But since that seems to make no sense, I checked a lyrics site and found the correct lyrics. - Submitted by: Lisa Basil
I want your love and I wanna be friends.
I want your love; I don't wanna be friends.
The Story: I really thought the lyrics were "I want your love and I wanna be friends." - Submitted by: Nolastname
Can you believe I broke her face?
She just got hit with a bottle
I f***in broke her face.
I f***ed up her face.
No he can't read my poker face
She's got to love nobody
The Story: When I first heard this on the radio I thought "Why is there a cheery upbeat dance tune about beating some girl's face in? What a terrible song!" However, my mistaken lyrics kinda grew on me and I refuse to sing it any other way now. - Submitted by: Lenny
Cutie pie, Cutie pie, now we can read about outer space.
Can't read my, can't read my, no he can't read my poker face.
The Story: I first hear this song in the background of an amateur porno. I could have sworn she was singing "cutie pie, cutie pie". I had a heck of a time trying to find the song from the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: Rev. Zak Zennii
All the broken hearts of all my rectal friends.
All the broken hearts of all my wrecked-up friends.
The Story: I wouldn't put it past GaGa to talk about rectal friends. - Submitted by: sara
She's got a bucket full of gonads
And they look just like her dad's,
Just like her dad's
She's got both hands in her pocket
And she won't look at you,Won't look at you
The Story: heard first doing overtime at work. - Submitted by: Steven Millington
I want your psycho
Your vertical stick
Want you in Morrowind baby your sick
I want your psycho
Your vertical stick
Want you in my rear window; baby, you're sick
The Story: Morrowind is the name of a roleplaying game which is part of the Elder Scrolls series. I heard this and thought "what the heck is Lady Gaga doing singing about a roleplaying game?" - Submitted by: Whootie Dave
I won't recycle your vertical stick.
Want you and Myra when your baby is sick.
I want your psycho, your vertigo stick.
Want you in my room when your baby is sick.
The Story: On first hearing this song, the misheard version is how I heard these lines. I suspected something was amiss. Fortunately, we live in an age when Internet sites can easily provide us with lyrics to most songs. So I checked and found the real lyrics. I found I would have expected something was amiss just as much if at first I'd heard the lyrics correctly! Hard to guess which make less sense, the real lyrics or my mishearing. In this case, I do tend to LIKE my mishearing more than the real lyrics, if I may say so. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
You and me could ride a bear on land.
You and me could write a bad romance.
The Story: I even knew the song was called bad romance, but for some reason it just didn't click in my head. - Submitted by: Claire
Give me some pudding,
Then we'll be friends.
Give yourself prudence
And love your friends
The Story: Listening to the radio with friends when I heard this song and when I asked them if that's what she said they busted out in laughter - Submitted by: Brady T.
Let you OutKast the leader tees
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
The Story: I guess I thought she was saying they had the best shirts? I don't even know. - Submitted by: Katie
I'm on the edge of something final we collide tonight
I'm on the edge of something final we call life tonight
The Story: It made sense to me that she'd say "we collide" since she's talking about hooking up with someone for a romantic fling. ;) But I guess the lyrics are tamer than I thought -- I'm sure I'll rarely say that again about Lady Gaga! LOL - Submitted by: Scary Shari
Loving me is like chewing on bugs
Loving me is like straightening curls.
The Story: I'm not sure how exactly I got "chewing on bugs" from "straigtening curls"- maybe because that part's somewhat distorted? - Submitted by: Onixx
Baby you'll be shamed must, jinx you say and Terri loved me, mama, papa, right see
Baby you'll be famous, chase you down until you love me, papa, paparazzi
The Story: I know it makes no sense, but my ears heard it. - Submitted by: Trinnis
My my my Booker Bass, my my Booker Bass
My my my Poker Face, my my Poker Face
The Story: Had no idea who it was by, I just liked that "Booker Bass" tune. - Submitted by: Dan Costello
Happy in the class with a bottle of red wine,
Stars in her ass 'cause we're having a good time.
OR Happy in the clouds with a bottle of red wine, [etc.]
Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine,
Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time.
The Story: I always heard the "stars in her ass" mishearing until I looked up the song on a lyrics site. As for the word that turns out to be "club" in the first quoted line, I was wondering until I looked up the lyrics. Either "class" or "clouds" was my best guess - Submitted by: Karen Smith
So happy I could die on a summer night. OR So happy I could die. I'm a Samurai.
So happy I could die, and it's alright.
The Story: Here's a case where I definitely find my mishearings more amusing than the real lyrics. When I finally looked up the lyrics on a lyrics site, I found the part about "and it's alright" to be really lackluster. My mishearings were much more fun. It was especially ludicrous trying to picture Lady Gaga as a Samurai. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
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