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
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misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).
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I got an F and a C, and I got a K too
I got an FNC and I got a K2
The Story: I wasn't quite sure why Manson was suggesting that he owned the Fox News Channel and one of the world's tallest mountains. - Submitted by: Patrick
It's the angel with the scabbed wings,
hard drugs,face,what about his nose?
It's the angel with the scabbed wings,
hard drugs, face wanna powder his nose.
The Story: My 4 year old niece misheard this one. She is a major Marilyn Manson fan. One day she, my sister and I were over at our grandmother's when my sister drew a sketch of Marilyn Manson with a halo and scabbed wings and asked my niece who it was. My niece tells us that it's the angel with the scabbed wings and breaks into song singing 'It's the angel with the scabbed wings, hard drugs, face, what about his nose?' When my sister told me what she had sung, I thought it was pretty cute and even a little funny. After all, she is only 4! - Submitted by: Sandi
The very fat people, the very fat people
The beautiful people, the beautiful people
The Story: I was in a store with my brother; and I was singing the song. I said, 'That song talks about me.' (the beautiful people) Then my brother said: 'Don't you mean the very fat people?' [Ed.'s note: I'm really not sure if that was a mishearing or just an insult from his brother.] - Submitted by: Al-x
eliminate and spread, it's hard to be clean
if you live with apes, it's hard to be clean
The Story: Even after reading the lyrics everywhere, I still think it sounds like that, which actually makes more sense with the first part of the song, not to mention the theme of most of his music. If I was performing it, I most likely would use that pun just because it's actually more to the point than the Planet of the Apes one. I even wonder if that was the original lyrics and he changed them on the liners to be more subtle... Not that he was known for that at the time. - Submitted by: Joseph Whitehead
I wanna make you cum
I wanna make you love
I wanna make you, like everybody else.
A pill to make you numb
A pill to make you dumb
A pill to make you anybody else.
The Story: My band was playing this song, and I started to sing it, and they said, 'Tight song! Who sings it?' I told 'em, but they said, 'No that's not it.' So I went on-line to find the lyrics, and when I saw that it was totally different than sex orientation. lol!!!!! - Submitted by: STG
Because you're not the one eyed man
I have become the strongest me
Because your lies have watered me
I have become the strongest weed
The Story: So, I'm a huge MM fan. I always heard it this way, then when my sister was singing along, I realized that I was wrong. - Submitted by: Dorothy
I got a face that's made from violence and porn.
I got a face that's made for doing violence upon.
The Story: The sad part is that I heard this line and really wanted to do a painting based on it. I got all ready to start sketching it out, went to check the lyrics to post them to a friend, and found out I was completely wrong. I might still do the painting. - Submitted by: Traze
We're responsible teens.
We're disposable teens.
The Story: My brother misheard the lyrics and embarassed himself completely by trying to show off that he knew the words to me and my family! - Submitted by: Shobbs
You say you wanna revolution!
The aim of the great Bill Hicks!
You say you wanna revolution
The ape was a great big hit
The Story: Rediscovering an old Kerrang! compilation, I misheard the lyrics to said song by Marilyn Manson and had to Google the actual lyrics. I refuse to believe the actual lyric. Mine is much better. - Submitted by: Son of Mick McMucus
Cops and queers, n*gger looking bottles
Cops and queers, make good-looking models.
The Story: I watched the video and that's what I thought I heard. Iknew it wasn't right so I looked up the real lyrics... - Submitted by: Starlight
Just a simple old soul made to look like like a human fetus.
I am just a sample of a soul
Made to look just like a human being.
The Story: No one corrected me. And I am embarrassed. - Submitted by: Jess
She says I'm a pretty bull****
Gonna be a fart some day.
She says I'm a pretty bullet
Gonna be a star someday.
The Story: I finally figured out what he said when my friend gave me a weird look while I was screaming the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: Brittney
Johnny is in the TV.
God is in the TV.
The Story: When I heard the part the first time, I was a little confused. When I think of the name Johnny, I think of the comic book 'Johnny the Homocidal Maniac.' - Submitted by: twodents2D
Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
Sweet deams are made of this.
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