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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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Marc Cohn's, "Walkin' In Memphis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Liver and greens
The Real Lyrics:
Reverend Green
The Story: I just fell in love with the song. The misheard lyric fit in with the 'catfish on the table' part. - Submitted by: Annie
Marc Cohn's, "Walkin' in Memphis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I saw the ghost of Elvis
He was sittin' on the can
I followed him up to the Graceland bathroom
And I watched him take a poo.
The Real Lyrics:
Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through
The Story: Tooootally got this wrong... - Submitted by: Eric
Marc Cohn's, "Walking in Memphis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A burial place piano
The Real Lyrics:
And Muriel plays piano
The Story: Sounded like a piano was buried underground. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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