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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 songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics 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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Leo Sayer's, "Orchard Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Arch and Bow
The Real Lyrics:
Orchard Road
The Story: I'm from Holland, so my English isn't that good. I knew what arch and bow meant. Until I read in a book about an orchard. Then when I heard the song again, I realized Orchard Road made more sense. - Submitted by: Anke
Leo Sayer's, "When I Need You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But you know I won't be traveling for apples
The Real Lyrics:
But you know I won't be traveling forever
The Story: I used to think that Leo Sayer won't be traveling for apples when it was actually the fact that he won't be traveling forever (AKA traveling a lifetime)! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Leo Sayer's, "When I Need You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I hold out my head and I'm Dutch-rubbed
I hold out my hand and I Dutch rub
The Real Lyrics:
I hold out my hand and I touch love
The Story: I was five when this song was a hit and, since I have an older brother, I unsurprisingly received my fair share of Dutch rubs (aka "noogies"), so I thought that's what Leo was singing about. - Submitted by: Chris
Leo Sayer's, "When I Need You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's cola. It's cola, and I like it too
The Real Lyrics:
It's cold out but hold out and do like I do
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought it was a long jingle for some unidentified cola soft drink. - Submitted by: wizzle
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