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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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Matthew West's, "Hello My Name Is..."
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hello, my name is child of the Mushroom King
... child of the Lunchroom King
The Real Lyrics:
Child of the One True King
The Story: how I misheard it in the car. - Submitted by: mary stewart
Matthew West's, "Next Thing You Know (Thirteen)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Next thing you know, I'm fire fighting
Next thing you know, the hearts are in my hand.
The Real Lyrics:
Next thing you know, I'm high and flyin'
Next thing you know, my heart is in your hands.
The Story: I thought Matthew West was singing about fighting the fires of Hell. - Submitted by: Tara
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