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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 20 most recent songs that have been 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!).

Indexes: [#] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]
Sting's, "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Did I ever lose my faith in you?
The Real Lyrics:
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
The Story: This is what I thought Sting said! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Tina Turner's, "I Don't Wanna Fight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't really wanna fry no more or or, oh yea hump asana.
or
I don't really wanna cry no more
The Real Lyrics:
I don't really want to fight no more (too much talking babe)
The Story: I used to sing it man, in the car. - Submitted by: Beavis Cleavis
Genesis', "I Can't Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hot sauce making me swim
The Real Lyrics:
Hot sun making me sweat
The Story: How in the world would Phil Collins, or even the band Genesis, think about swimming in hot sauce? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Bryan Adams', "Please Forgive Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I remember the smudge kid.
The Real Lyrics:
I remember the smell of your skin.
The Story: Been singing that all my life. - Submitted by: Tabby
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar We're Going Down"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're going downtown in a merry-go-round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded gun complex, cock it and bullet.
The Real Lyrics:
We're going down down in an earlier round
And sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
The Story: I've listened to this song since it came out and I've never known the lyrics for that chorus properly until recently. - Submitted by: Autumn
Green Day's, "Give Me Novacaine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll never get high.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, novocaine.
(guitar solo begins)
The Story: Personally, I think my misheard lyric is better than the original, especially within the context of the album's narrative (for those who don't know the album, "American Idiot" tells a story). Particularly, in the arc regarding the main character's drug use, set up in the song "Jesus of Suburbia" (to fall in love and fall in debt / to alcohol and cigarettes / and Mary Jane to keep me insane / doing someone else's cocaine). In direct contrast, when he moves out and leaves for the city befriending St. Jimmy (I subscribe to the different people theory), and begins to realize that a life of drugs isn't actually that fulfilling, and begins to question if this is what he really wants, evidenced in the misheard line: his first proclamation that the rebellion he'd been fighting since his adolescence. - Submitted by: Hunter
Audioslave's, "Show Me How to Live"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Nail in my hand from my creator.
The Real Lyrics:
Nail in my head from my creator.
The Story: Chris Cornell confirmed on his twitter the line is HEAD - a reference to Frankenstein's monster. - Submitted by: Kevin
Led Zeppelin's, "You Shook Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I had to burn that whistle
And had to burn that same.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, I have birds that whistle
And I have birds that sing.
The Story: The misheard lyrics I have submitted were the actual ones quoted in a guitar tab book for Led Zeps first album. - Submitted by: James d
Michael Buble's, "It's a Beautiful Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know why you think that you could hold me when you couldn't; and bye-bye, yourself!
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know why you think that you could hold me when you couldn't get by, by yourself.
The Story: Thought he was saying a comeback, such as "bye-bye, yourself," (I'm out of here!) - Submitted by: David
Joe Walsh's, "Life's Been Good So Far"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just looking for cooze at the scene of the crime...
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
The Story: I started singing that to a kid coming out of church when I was 12 & was asked not to come back for awhile. - Submitted by: Troy Wharton

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