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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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Matchbox 20's, "3 AM"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She says, 'Baby, it's three AM, I must be horny.'
The Real Lyrics:
She says, 'Baby, it's three AM, I must be lonely.'
The Story: I had Matchbox 20's CD, "Yourself Or Someone Like You' playing one day. I noticed my brother was singing, 'It's three AM, I must be horny'. I promptly corrected him, laughing the whole time. He was only nine. - Submitted by: Agent Telly
Matchbox 20's, "Our Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chasing fräuleins
The Real Lyrics:
Chasing fault lines/Change these fault lines (I did not even realize during the song lyrics changed I misheard them both the same)
The Story: Every time I heard this I just imagined the scene from the Sound of Music where Fräulein Maria is spinning on top of the hill with Matchbox 20 running towards her - Submitted by: Nicole
Matchbox 20's, "Unwell"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not crazy I'm just a little insane.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell.
The Story: My brother and I were singing that song and we sang it that way unconsciously. It was pretty funny when we realized what we just sang exactly at the same time, about 10 seconds later, and we started laughing exactly at the same time without saying a word. - Submitted by: Sonia Rebeca Guzman Jurado
Matchbox 20's, "Unwell"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little bit mad.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired.
The Story: My 10-year old sister was singing this misheard lyric in the backseat. When I corrected her, she just said, 'Well, that's what it sounds like he's saying.' Can't argue with that logic. - Submitted by: Frann

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