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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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George Michael's, "One More Try"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no joy for an old towel boy
or
'Cause there ain't no joy for an odd towel boy
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause there ain't no joy for an uptown boy
The Story: I thought those were the real lyrics and it made the song sound even more sad - Submitted by: Mike
The Offspring's, "Me And My Old Lady"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She ain't no button Jean
The Real Lyrics:
She ain't no ball and chain.
The Story: I thought a button Jean was a thing (like a hot girl with cute buttons called Jean), and I was completely wrong. It's not a thing at all. - Submitted by: Feesh
Veruca Salt's, "Seether"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can't find the cedar
The Real Lyrics:
Can't fight the seether
The Story: This spoiled brat really wanted cedar? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Beatles', "Polythene Pam"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's killer diller when she dances the illser.
The Real Lyrics:
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt
The Story: I've wondered what dance the "Illser" was since the song came out. - Submitted by: Beatrice
Soundgarden's, "Fell on Black Days"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sit on my guitar
The Real Lyrics:
I sure don't mind the change.
The Story: A friend of mine thought this was the lyric, she sang it that way - Submitted by: ed9871
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Down on the Corner"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Willy goes into a dance and doubles as Gazoo.
The Real Lyrics:
Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo.
The Story: As a child I was enamored of The Flintstones' cartoon series, and Gazoo was the name of a small green extraterrestrial alien that was introduced to either help or get Fred Flintstone into trouble. So at six years old imagine my surprise when John Fogarty loved the Flintstones as much as I did and put the character of Gazoo into his lyrics. - Submitted by: Peter
Beatles', "Polythene Pam"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's the kind of a girl
Who makes a U with the world.
The Real Lyrics:
Yeah, she's the kind of a girl
Who makes the 'News of the World'.
The Story: I've always thought it was "makes a U with the world", even though it makes no sense. I just found out today (June 2018) what the real lyrics are and I've been listening to this since it came out. - Submitted by: Beatrice
Richard Marx's, "Angelia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Angel Leah
The Real Lyrics:
Angelia
The Story: "Angelia" is pronounced like saying "Angel Leah" without a pause. - Submitted by: Joey F.
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me closer Tony Danza
The Real Lyrics:
Hold me closer tiny dancer
The Story: I'm a big Elton fan. To annoy me a co-worker sang these words. Ten years on, I still think of Tony Danza every time I hear this song. - Submitted by: Teddy Gee
Pop Will Eat Itself's, "Can U Dig It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Risk! Can U dig it?
The Real Lyrics:
Riffs! Can U dig it?
The Story: I only just found out this rock-n-roll song about embracing risk was really just a tedious dirge about riffs. Very disappointed. - Submitted by: Jamie Squacquerone

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