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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]
Toto's, "Africa"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He turned to me as if to say, hurry up! It's the boys for you.
It's gonna be alright to take me away from you.
The Real Lyrics:
He turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it's waiting there for you.
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you.
The Story: I wondering if there is a people warned to this band that the boys are back in town. Because, it sounding like that. However, the original lyrics of this song say that on the other hand they warned to a man that a woman waiting there for that man. That's funny? It also cited by themselves that the original lyrics of this song is about a man who looking for his journey in Africa and the music of this song mixing between the sound of Pop Rock that they made during their career with the sound of the music of Africa by using African instruments to make this song more dynamic again. About this song: "Africa" is track #10 on their fourth studio album released on 8 April 1982. It was written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. A Pop Rock power ballad was topping Billboard's Pop Chart and also reaching the Top 20 internationally including the UK Singles Chart where it reaching #3 there. Making they their biggest hit song to date. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Let's Groove"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, Price is Right
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, slice is right
The Story: I heard this in a Toujeo commercial and thought they mentioned the game show. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Norah Jones', "Don't Know Why"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My heart is drenched in white
The Real Lyrics:
My heart is drenched in wine
The Story: Used to think her heart was drenched in white when it was actually wine. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Toto's, "Africa"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As long as Kilimanjaro rises above Estelle Getty
The Real Lyrics:
As long as Kilimanjaro rises above the Serengeti
The Story: I had a hunch on a Golden Girl on this song... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cranberry, keep on burnin'
The Real Lyrics:
Proud Mary, keep on burnin'
The Story: Yeah, and this really is "The Cranberry Song" for many of the mishearings in CCR's songs. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Proclaimers', "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stick it up ya
The Real Lyrics:
Da da da da
The Story: At a party one one night at my auntys when i was a child, would be going back 12+ years and they were all drunk and had a hired karaoke machine and she started singing "stick it up ya" and i though no that couldnt be the real lyric and it wasnt. it was da da da da never forgoten it to this day - Submitted by: Brent
Darren Hayes 's, "California"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been working up the courage to call you on here.
The Real Lyrics:
I've been working up the courage to call you all year.
The Story: I thought it was kind of a recorded phone conversation and that was the phone number he wanted to call her on. lol - Submitted by: Kylie5872
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Bad Moon Rising"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't go out tonight
It's bound to take your life
There in the bathroom on the right
The Real Lyrics:
Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
The Story: 1st year university, down in the dungeon, Aberdeen Union, echoing sound effect?? Maybe, but it sounded like the bathroom to me and for a good while afterwards. Maybe it was my first go on the joint, Bill.... - Submitted by: rufus Wildegoose
Carl Douglas', "Kung Fu Fighting"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning.
The Real Lyrics:
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Those CATS were fast as lightning.
The Story: He's talking about the people doing the kung foo fighting. Referring to them as cats as it was a popular term for cool guys at the time. Kicks is just too obviously descriptive. It's a song not a recipe. - Submitted by: Jay Johnson
Sam Hunt's, "Body Like a Back Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Body like a bad girl
Driving with my a**hole ...
The Real Lyrics:
Body like a back road
Driving with my eyes closed
The Story: My local radio station is flogging this song at present. I always sing along "with my a**hole" LOL - Submitted by: Lady Mondegreen

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