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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Asthma, sex, and candy
I smell sex and candy.
The Story: Thought for awhile these were the lyrics, until my little sister pointed out they weren't. I thought there may of been singing about a connection between, asthma, sex and candy, or maybe he had a very weird childhood. Still like to sing along, with the misheard lyrics though :P. - Submitted by: jadelilly
Who's that castin' devious stares at my erection
Who's that castin' devious stares in my direction
The Story: My dad is a really uptight guy, but he liked the cover art on the Marcy Playground cd, so he made me bring it in the car and when it got to Sex & Candy, I couldn't help but sing along to what I had heard. When he heard the erection line, he pulled over, ripped the cd out and threw it into a ditch. The only thing he said to me for the rest of that trip was 'Son, this is trash... You really should get a life.' Sounds like someone could take their own advice! - Submitted by: Brian Chahley
Who's that casting Beef Eater's stares in my direction?
Who's that casting devious stares in my direction?
The Story: Know it all friend told me it was 'Beef Eater's stares' (You know when you drink too much Beefeaters, you get that stare.) Still not sure what that stare is. - Submitted by: jim
I sell Mexican candy
I smell sex and candy
The Story: The first time I heard this song, I was in El Paso, which is right next to Mexico. It kinda fit the situation at first. - Submitted by: Juan Rosales
Three feet of stairs in my direction
Devious stares in my direction
The Story: Myself and two of my girlfriends were driving down the road. When my friend driving said how much she loved the song and then proceeded to sing her rendition of the song. 'We laughed and laughed have you ever laughed like that'(line from the movie Airplane). - Submitted by: Michelle Lawrence
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New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.