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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]
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sun is cold and the rain is hard.
The Real Lyrics:
Yesterday, and days before, sun is cold and rain is hot
The Story: In the line, I believe the writer to be exchanging cold for the sun in hot for the rain. But usually people think of the Rain being cold and the sun being hot. - Submitted by: Gregory Lane
Rupert Holmes', "Escape"
The Misheard Lyrics:
if you like pina coladas, and getting cotton lorraine
The Real Lyrics:
if you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain
The Story: I didn't know what "cotton lorraine" was, but i thought it was a type of facial or something. - Submitted by: Andy
Theme Songs', "Caillou Theme"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Growing up is not so tough, sex when I've had enough
The Real Lyrics:
Growing up is not so tough, 'cept when I've had enough
The Story: I used to think these were the real lyrics as a little kid, and embarrassed my mom when i sang it in public - Submitted by: Madeline
Natalie Merchant's, "My Skin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh the weak knees Oh I need this
The Real Lyrics:
The weakness Oh, I need this
The Story: Just thought that's what she was saying lol . - Submitted by: Dianne93101
Toto's, "Africa"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a member above the Serengeti.
The Real Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
The Story: Member means penis in this context. - Submitted by: Bob Jones
Alan Parsons Project's, "Eye in the Sky"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am the eye in the sky
Making the rules feeling we fall
I can make you mine.
The Real Lyrics:
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you I can read your mind.
The Story: A Filipino woman started chatting with me and those were what she thought that the lyrics were. The real lyrics were what I was thinking. Haha - Submitted by: Cal Jennings
Mr. Probz's, "Waves (Robin Schulz remix)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm slowly lifting
Weight after weight
Weight after weight
The Real Lyrics:
I'm slowly drifting (drifting away)
Wave after wave
Wave after wave
The Story: I thought for a second this song was about working out at the gym. - Submitted by: Acke
Fall Out Boy's, "Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm adding lettuce to breakfast in a ghost town
The Real Lyrics:
I'm mailing letters to addresses in a ghost town
The Story: I didn't realize I had misheard this lyric for months because it was Fall Out Boy. I just thought it was some weird lyrics. - Submitted by: Izzy
Men Without Hats', "Pop Goes the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pop goes the worm
The Real Lyrics:
Pop goes the world
The Story: The song I remember hearing in a commercial for Tide Pods. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Pink Floyd's, "Us and Them"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Haven't you heard?
It's a battle of words, and nothing is on my mind....
The Real Lyrics:
Haven't you heard?
It's a battle of words
The posterbearer cried.
The Story: never heard the song any other way than that....didn't make sense to me...I was OK with the search for a deeper meaning... - Submitted by: tommy

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