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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]
Strawberry Alarm Clock's, "Incense And Peppermints"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Cajun price wagons f*ck with your mind
The Real Lyrics:
Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind.
The Story: The band might have said it. LOLOLOLOLOLOL - Submitted by: Patrick
Linus Blanket's, "Stop Liking, Start Loving"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The same taste of fobes, and the same taste of books
The Real Lyrics:
The same taste of foods, and the same taste of books
The Story: I was wondering what a "fobe" was, and then i found the lyrics - Submitted by: Sweet Anne
Traditional's, "The Little Birch Tree"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With the fruits I'll play my but I like ya
The Real Lyrics:
With the flutes I'll play my balalaika
The Story: This is what i used to think the lyrics were since I didn't know what a balalaika was - Submitted by: Jen
The Who's, "Baba O'Riley"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Out here in the fields, I found where Bob kneels
The Real Lyrics:
Out here in the fields I fight for my meals
The Story: I was getting a lift home from college by a friend and the song came on the radio. Somehow the "strange" lyric came up, which I suggested sounded like someone named Bob was being forced to give oral sex to make ends meet (no pun intended). My buddy laughed his head off and corrected me. I was SO embarrassed. - Submitted by: Andy Byers
Paul Simon's, "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Me and Coolio down by the school lawn
The Real Lyrics:
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard
The Story: I really wondered by that word "Schoolyard", and hearing this song, I would know better that even though Coolio was alive by then, rap wasn't a common fad. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Norman Greenbaum's, "Spirit in the Sky"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When a guy has a name like the rest
The Real Lyrics:
When at last they lay me to rest
The Story: Forty years singing the wrong words. - Submitted by: Susan
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Bad Moon on the Rise "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Theres a bathroom on the right
The Real Lyrics:
There's a bad moon on the right
The Story: There was a tavern we would frequent that played this song Bad moon on the rise. The when songing this, the bathroom was on the right at this establishment. - Submitted by: LuAnn
The Rolling Stones', "Beast of Burden"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I never smelled your pizza burnin'
The Real Lyrics:
I'll never be your beast of burden
The Story: My sister and I heard the first line this way when we were kids, but could not understand how the other lyrics went with it so we opted to hear the rest as "till I looked behind your pizza curtain never, never, never, never smelled" - Submitted by: Christina
Megadeth 's, "FI've Magics"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Thigh master, buy matches.
The Real Lyrics:
I master, five magics.
The Story: My friend and I were listening to this song and his mother asked what were listening to. We played the chorus for her, her response "Thigh master, buy matches? Seriously, your music just doesn't make sense." - Submitted by: Thermal
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A western town, a denim world
Middle Eastern boys and western girls
The Real Lyrics:
A west end town, a dead-end world
East End boys and West End girls
The Story: I have been singing this song for years, and only just realised what it was. And I've sung this at goddamn Karaoke. - Submitted by: Grab Bag 64

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