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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!).

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Roxette's, "It Must Have Been Love "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lay a wishbone on my pillow
The Real Lyrics:
Lay a whisper on my pillow
The Story: My dance teacher used to play this during warm-ups soon after this song was released. I loved it so much, but I was 7 or 8 and this was long before the Internet, and I just kind of told myself it made sense. Like she was making a wish at night and would leave a wishbone on her pillow. - Submitted by: Courtney
Billy Squier's, "My Kinda Lover"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mom's got a llama
The Real Lyrics:
You're my kinda lover
The Story: So I was in the car listening to my station when I heard what I though was an Aerosmith song and I what I thought was "Mom's got a llama" and I couldn't help but to laugh with my brother. - Submitted by: Anonymous
Bobby Brown's, "On Our Own"
The Misheard Lyrics:
To be a goat killer
The Real Lyrics:
To be a go getter
The Story: It was that we heard "goat killer" in "Cum On Feel the Noize", and so we thought about this as well. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Iron Maiden's, "Aces High"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There goes the sound of the guns sending f**k
The Real Lyrics:
There goes the sound of the guns sending flak
The Story: This one heard at jooq and youtube I hear this misheard lyrics too - Submitted by: Ivan
Huey Lewis and the News', "Want a New Drug"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want a new truck, one that won't quit
The Real Lyrics:
I want a new drug, one that won't quit.
The Story: My sister thought, 'I want a new truck', was the correct lyric and would sing it that way every time the song was on the radio. - Submitted by: Mary
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Simple Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get your lust from the rich man's gold.
The Real Lyrics:
Forget your lust for the rich man's gold.
The Story: I love Shinedown, but they totally messed up this lyric when they covered this song and it gives it the exact opposite meaning. For shame, Shinedown! - Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Sultans of Ping F.C.'s, "Where's Me Jumper?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I know a little Latin, a kissen a kai,
The Real Lyrics:
He said, "I know a little Latin : man, Acus Manacai"
I said "I don't know what it means", he said "Neither do I"
The Story: Acus Manacai, Means "Needle Sleeves" hence ..Me Jumper - Submitted by: fogbutt
Paramore's, "That's What You Get"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That pussycat
The Real Lyrics:
That's what you get
The Story: First heard this via a skype call so it was a bit distorted - Submitted by: BassAce
Madonna's, "Open Your Heart"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Open your card to me
The Real Lyrics:
Open your heart to me
The Story: Madonna really needed to care enough to send the very best! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Steve Miller Band's, "Fly Like an Eagle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna try like a beagle
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna fly like an eagle
The Story: Steve Miller was really influenced by Charles M. Schulz? - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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