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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]
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna's, "This is What You Came for"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lightning, triceratops she moos
The Real Lyrics:
Lightning, this is what you came for
The Story: I am imagining a triceratops mooing like a cow (perhaps it could be included in the video), and wondering why anyone would ever write a song about this. - Submitted by: Tony
John Denver's, "Gossip Changes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now God knew names and faces
The Real Lyrics:
Now we got new names and faces
The Story: I knew all the time that this probably wasn't right.. It took me about three decades to finally gather the energy at the right moment and look it up...;-) - Submitted by: Maya
Sam Hunt's, "Body Like a Back Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Body like a back road, driving in my Astro
The Real Lyrics:
Body like a back road, driving with my eyes closed
The Story: I thought it was interesting that the song made reference to the Chevy Astro minivan that many younger listeners wouldn't "get." Oy, I'm dating myself! - Submitted by: Dan Muldoon
Diana Ross', "When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm hiding like a spider in the dark
The Real Lyrics:
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
The Story: I think the first time I became familiar with this song, I was going through a period of hearing difficulties. And I'm sorry to say, it just sounded like she said, "I'm hiding like a spider in the dark" I guess I knew that wasn't what she really said but I couldn't get that thought out of my head. Sorry Diana Ross. beautiful song otherwise. - Submitted by: Steven Vandevoorde
Sloan's, "Coax Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Coke, speed, Jolene
The Real Lyrics:
Coax me, cajole me
The Story: I thought it was about his addictions: coke, speed and a girl named Jolene (known to be a heartbreaker in at least a few other songs). - Submitted by: JamaisLu
Pussycat Dolls', "When I Grow Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Duck Chow
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: Made me hungry for Chinese food. - Submitted by: Yoh Syen
3 Doors Down's, "Kryptonite"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I'm Aladdin, will you be there holding my hand?
The Real Lyrics:
If I'm alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
The Story: I used to think that he was saying Aladdin, because he said Superman in the song. I figured that it was actually a song about Superman, since Kryptonite is something related to him. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
How the Grinch Stole Christmas', "Trim Up the Tree"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Trim up your uncle and your aunt
And join the Ku Klux Klan
The Real Lyrics:
Trim up your uncle and your aunt
With yards of whofut flant
The Story: This song was accused of hiding a message to join the KKK by Internet users. - Submitted by: mouselover
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Little tin whores
The Real Lyrics:
Little tin horns
The Story: Who would have thought? "Little tin whores"? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Aerosmith's, "Dude Looks Like a Lady"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who's the lucky lady
The Real Lyrics:
Dude looks like a lady.
The Story: I used to sing like that all through my teenage years until I saw Mrs Doubtfire, heard the song, then I said "oooooo dude looks like a lady" lol duh - Submitted by: Krystal

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