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!).
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I've got holes.
I've got hoes.
The Story: When I heard it, I liked it because I thought it was funny to hear a song about dirt holes. I also thought he was digging holes in different areas when he starts shouting out different area codes. I even had a dance where I would mime digging a hole in the ground when it came to the chorus. Anyway, I was listening to it on my mp3 player and I started singing along. My friend pointed out it was hoes and not holes. I decided I didn't like the song anymore. - Submitted by: Terri
I wrote Chicken Roll
How low can you go?
The Story: Man, I've lived near Chinatown too long. This doesn't help the sanity case. - Submitted by: Ricky
I'm D.U.I, hardly ever crossed over.
I'm D.U.I., hardly ever caught sober.
The Story: I was shocked to hear my boyfriend sing this lyric wrong, but I think he was even more shocked that I knew the song and corrected him! He prides himself on being very accurate when it comes to song lyrics--well, just rap lyrics. He knows nothing of any other kind of music. His misheard lyrics of Green Day's 'Basketcase' were awful! - Submitted by: Frann
I wanna move from the bed,
down to the couch and to the floor
I wanna move from the bed,
down to the down to the floor
The Story: I always hate being wrong, and always have to be right, so when I once got in an arguement with one of my friends about it, I told them I'd looked it up on lyrics.com and I hadn't! When I did look it up later that day, I realized what the lyrics really were! oops! - Submitted by: Rosie
On the top of my Aunt Elaine.
On the top of my Escalade.
The Story: Once, I was on a bus with a bunch of other kids, and this song came on on the radio. I was singing along with it, and when I got to that lyric, everyone cracked up at me. I didn't know why they were laughing at me, so I looked online for the real lyrics, and I was singing it wrong!!! And you know, the real lyric makes a lot more sense! - Submitted by: backstreetgrl
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