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.
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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!).
Did it frighten you, how we kissed when we danced on the night of Thor?
On the night of Thor!
Did it frighten you, how we kissed when we danced on the light-up floor?
On the light-up floor!
The Story: I was like "night of Thor - that is so cool! But what does it mean? Did they kiss on a Thursday night? Did they kiss during a thunderstorm? What's going on here???" I was sad to learn the real lyric is less cool, even if it makes more sense. - Submitted by: Clair R.
On the isle, come get my things
Honey I'll come get my things
The Story: I've listened to this song about 20 times and I always thought it was "on the isle". Even knowing the real lyrics I still hear it wrong. - Submitted by: Sophia
Strippin' in the bathroom
Trippin' in the bathroom
The Story: I had heard this song like 15 times already, and thought I knew the whole thing. But when I looked at the lyrics sheet it was very different. (I also thought it said "My friends in Iowa" and "Cadillac Symmetry". - Submitted by: Skylar
We're driving Cadillac symmetry
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
The Story: I found out the correct lyric from hearing a cover of this song by Postmodern Jukebox. - Submitted by: Jonathan S.
You can call me creepy
You can call me queen bee
The Story: My workmate whom I carpool with (whose native language is Chinese so you can forgive him for mishearing lyrics) sang these lyrics in the car, and asked why someone would want people to think they're creepy. - Submitted by: Me again
In the cool house, in the cool house in the cool house in the cool house....
send the call out, send the call out, send the call out, send the call out..........
The Story: BOBERT RULES! - Submitted by: Bobert
In the cool house, in the cool house, in the cool house, in the cool house,..
Send the call out, send the call out, send the call out, send the call out,.....
The Story: If you listen closely you can hear it. - Submitted by: Andi
So all the Cub Scout brogue
So all the cups got broke
The Story: Doesn't really make sense grammatically, but I guess it's possible that Cub Scouts wore brogue shoes back in the 20th century. - Submitted by: Arbys Best Buy
The chord Alison
The call I'll send
The Story: My little sister's name is Alison. - Submitted by: Maria
The movie loved like a brother, daddy goes through the roof
The moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the room
The Story: I remember reading a strip by The Far Side (or some stylistically similar comic) about a guy being ejected into the ceiling from his La-Z-Boy recliner (I forget the context). My twelve year old self listening to the pop channel through a terrible shower radio somehow linked that obscure memory to this song - Submitted by: arbys best buy
Wait 'til you're announced, we've not yet lost all our changes. The hounds will stay in chains Look upon your greatness that you send The courthouse in The courthouse in The courthouse in The courthouse in
Wait 'til you're announced, we've not yet lost all our graces. The hounds will stay in chains Look upon your greatness that you send The call I'll send The call I'll send The call I'll send The call I'll send
The Story: I think this is a bit self explanatory, sending the courthouse in, but I think this is still funny. - Submitted by: Arnold
's, "Yellow Flicker Beat"
My butt is a fly
My blood is a flood
The Story: Many people trying to leave a movie theater after the credits begin makes it hard to hear wtf is being sung, but I remember hearing "my butt is a fly" clear as day and looking up the lyrics (and the name of the song) the moment I got home. - Submitted by: WhyDoYouNeedMyName
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