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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]
The Eagles', "Seven Bridges Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Seven bitches road
The Real Lyrics:
Seven bridges road
The Story: I knew that couldn't be right! - Submitted by: Doughnuts
Starship's, "We Built This City"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A holy place to mamba.
The Real Lyrics:
Marconi plays the mamba.
The Story: I always thought since they 'built this city', it was a 'holy place to mamba (dance)' - Submitted by: rhine
Steely Dan's, "Everyone's Gone to the Movies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Soon you will be a teen.
The Real Lyrics:
Soon you will be eighteen
The Story: I think this is the story of a pre teen who loses his innocence to a sexual predator and becomes complicit in the victimization of his friends. In 1970 another 13 year old told me of his first sexual encounter two years earlier, his story exactly matches these lyrics. In 1976 he told me to listen to this song. He also heard a teen not eighteen. - Submitted by: Loco bike guy
The Spinners', "Games People Play"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Colt 45, get it for the subway home.
The Real Lyrics:
It's 12:45 Headed for the subway home.
The Story: I thought it was odd that the singer was suggesting that folks stop in to the licquor store and then proceed to drink in public. I could imagine a worker getting a head start on his weekend, bringing the paper bag, folded down, to his mouth in the air conditioned comfort of the subway train. Not a bad idea, if you are so-inclined. Hey, it beats drinking and driving! - Submitted by: Paul W.
Nik Kershaw's, "Wouldn't It Be Good"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wouldn't it be good to be in Yorkshire The grass is always greener over there
The Real Lyrics:
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side The grass is always greener over there
The Story: These misheard lyrics made me look up Yorkshire in the encyclopaedia. After seeing pictures of the green sweeping moors and wolds, I remember thinking "Yes! He's right. It would be good to be in Yorkshire!" So thanks Nik. - Submitted by: Matt Ward
The Beatles', "All You Need Is Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love is a holiday.
The Real Lyrics:
Love is all you need.
The Story: My brother is a huge Beatles fan. He and his new wife recently got matching tattoos. One says "all you need is love" and the other says "love is all you need". I was wracking my brain trying to figure out which Beatles song the second lyric was from. Turns out I have misheard this lyric my entire life! - Submitted by: Lisa
Rush's, "Bastille Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's no bread. Lemony cake.
The Real Lyrics:
There's no bread. Let them eat cake.
The Story: Just take a listen to the first lines Geddy sings! After you read it, you'll never not hear "lemony cake"! - Submitted by: Steve
Boston's, "More Than a Feeling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Too many apples to burn
The Real Lyrics:
See Marianne walk away.
The Story: Listening to radio and daughter was happily singing along. This was what she sang. Had never known the correct lyrics until I had to look it up afterwards. - Submitted by: jenny
Shawn Mendes', "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Bitch is on her phone.
The Real Lyrics:
The pictures on her phone.
The Story: I was just listening to it when i was like what did you say. - Submitted by: Gibson
Elvis Presley's, "Don't Be Cruel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't be cruel
Too hard to screw
The Real Lyrics:
Don't be cruel
To a heart that's true
The Story: My brother and I used to listen to our parents' Elvis LPs on our Mickey Mouse record player and this is the lyric we heard (and still sing to this day!). - Submitted by: DaFlame

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