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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]
Bob Marley's, "I Shot the Sheriff"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in silky pants.
The Real Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I swear it was in self-defense.
The Story: Oh, like the type of pants you wear is going to make a difference in the case against you. :P - Submitted by: The Skuz
Sting's, "Fortress Around Your Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And let me build a bridge,
For I cannot build a castle
Let me set the mat on this one - ah
The Real Lyrics:
Then let me build a bridge,
For I cannot fill the chasm,
And let me set the battlements on fire.
The Story: I could not figure out what "set the mat on this one" meant, thought it might be Brit slang for something. - Submitted by: Gerry Schuster
Everything, Everything's, "Kemosabe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I eat wasabi on the lawn
Out on the lawn
The Real Lyrics:
Hey Kemosabe I'm alone!
Ayah! I am a! I am alone!
The Story: A college radio station actually introduced this as it's alternative title before airing this song. - Submitted by: Gerry Schuster
Aretha Franklin's, "Respect"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Really, really, really, really
The Real Lyrics:
Re-re-re-re
The Story: I used to think it was "really". Anyway, R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018). - Submitted by: Cody Finke
3 Doors Down's, "Kryptonite"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might, Strychnine
The Real Lyrics:
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might, Kryptonite
The Story: Well, when you think about it, Kryptonite is Superman's Strychnine. - Submitted by: Del
Merril Bainbridge's, "Mouth"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Would it be my fortify?
The Real Lyrics:
Would it be my fault if I...
The Story: This is what I thought she said! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Nickelback's, "How You Remind Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it must have been so bad
'Cause little women must have damn near killed you
The Real Lyrics:
And it must have been so bad
'Cause living with me must have damn near killed you
The Story: Just driving in my car, I'd imagine "Little women" damn near killing me. - Submitted by: Erika
Bob Dylan's, "Hurricane"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tom Petty comes in from the upper hall
and:
And Tom Petty calls the cops
The Real Lyrics:
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall
and:
And so Patty calls the cops
The Story: For as long as I had been hearing the song (many decades!) I assumed Tom Petty had something to do with this drama. It was only just now, August 14 2018, that I get to know what Dylan is really singing, after checking the lyrics and reading about the whole case on which the song is based, in Wikipedia. - Submitted by: Mabel Amber
Spice Girls', "Say You'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And all that I want from you
Is a pharmacist, you'll be there
The Real Lyrics:
And all that I want from you
Is a promise you will be there
The Story: I used to think about "pharmacist"! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Vanessa Carlton's, "Ordinary Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Time will not be
The Real Lyrics:
Time will not flee
The Story: I used to think it was "time will not be". - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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