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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]
Carpenters', "Top of the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You almost put me on the top of the world
The Real Lyrics:
Your love's put me on the top of the world
The Story: Used to think that's what it was. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Spin Doctors', "Two Princes"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dollars in his pockets
The Real Lyrics:
Diamonds in his pockets
The Story: Makes sense considering "pocket change". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ed Sheeran's, "Perfect"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Barefoot on the cross
The Real Lyrics:
Barefoot on the grass
The Story: I goofed on an earlier entry and forgot it was "Barefoot" instead of "Dancing". As I said earlier, even accounting for Sheeran being a Brit, it sounds like he went out of the way to make "grass" sound like "cross". The first couple of times I heard it, I thought it was either a religious song or a blasphemous one depending on the context. - Submitted by: The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Ray Charles', "(Night Time Is) the Right Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Body day
The Real Lyrics:
Night and day
The Story: Heard this one on The Cosby Show and thought that the backup singers were singing "body day". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
La Bouche's, "Sweet Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I got a sweet dream of Riverdancing
Don't make me win
Don't make me win
The Real Lyrics:
I got a sweet dream of rhythm and dancing
Don't make me wait
Don't make me wait
The Story: Did Melanie Thornton ever get into Riverdance? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Fall Out Boy's, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Auschwitz camp
The Real Lyrics:
Oh so intricate.
The Story: Auschwitz is a concentration camp, The most infamous concentration camp during the Holocaust - Submitted by: Hope
Steve Miller Band's, "Big Ol Jet Airliner"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bug old Jed and Lineo
The Real Lyrics:
Big ol jet airliner...
The Story: This was another friend with her mp3. Player earbuds in singing to the top of her lungs - Submitted by: Demeta
Van Halen's, "Panama"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Had enough had enough
The Real Lyrics:
Panama! Panama
The Story: I knew lyrics but a friend was singing along and I heard her sing had enough had enough ff - Submitted by: Demeta
Sonny and Cher's, "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He'd buy crap all the time
He'd always win
Till his mom would break him up
And call him in
The Real Lyrics:
He'd fight crime all the time
He'd always win
Till his mom would break it up
And call him in
The Story: I never did work this out at the time. I considered it might be "play craps" due to the lyrics about playing games. Even knowing the lyrics now, I still hear "buy crap". - Submitted by: Claude
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's, "We've Got Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We got denied
The Real Lyrics:
We've got tonight
The Story: Bob Seger would really be denied, right? - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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