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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His manpussy was sore
His manpussy was sold
The Story: I googled it and realized I was wrong cause of two reasons. One; Why would he talk about manpussies and Two; Why was it sore? - Submitted by: Zunny
Thigh master, Thigh magic...
I master five magics, I master five magics.
The Story: Truthfully, I have a hearing loss and knew I was mishearing the lyrics. I asked a friend and we both had to look them up to figure out what was being sung. - Submitted by: Issa Bella
's, "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due"
The Master Race, no one disgraced
No foolish nineties band.
My past erased, no more disgrace
No foolish naive stand.
The Story: I still hear 'nineties band' every time I listen to this. Though when I look up the lyric, it says otherwise. - Submitted by: Aston
's, "Peace Sells, But Who's Buying"
News sales, produce fire!
Peace sells, but who's buying?
The Story: Buddy of mine heard this song on a hard rock radio and never heard the name of the song. Told me he thought this is what they were saying. - Submitted by: Tyler G
It's time for Snuffy Smith, thrashing, slashing to Megadeth...
It's time for snapping some neck
Slashing, thrashing to Megadeth
The Story: I listen to this song all the time in my truck, still can't make out what Dave says. - Submitted by: Dan
I rise from the sea like a god.
I spread disease like a dog.
The Story: I was 100% certain this is what Dave sang until I read the lyrics sheet. To this day I think it both sounds better AND fits the subject matter better (as the Polaris nuclear missile was fired from a submarine). - Submitted by: Larsen
Just like my viper
Bled rats to the streets
Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
The Story: My friend was singing these lyrics one time and I died laughing hearing his terrible interpretation. - Submitted by: BT
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