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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Tell me about your friends in Vegas
Tell me about your friends in Jamaica
Tell me about the plans you're making
The Story: I thought I could have heard it one way or the other (in the case of both mishearings). - Submitted by: Cody Finke
How can we be lovers if we can't make a mess?
How can be lovers if we can't be friends?
The Story: This misheard lyric comes from a friend of mine who was trying to sympothize with a fellow acquaintence about how messy sex can be even if it's with someone you love. I nearly died when my friend attempted to quote Michael Bolton, other than for the obvious reason of quoting Michael Bolton. What's even more hysterical is she was really sincere about too; however, she does have a point...somewhere. - Submitted by: Jill
Turn your world into one sweet thing
Turn your world into one sweet dream
The Story: I wondered which was correct. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You came to me like a dog through the night
You came to me like the dawn through the night
The Story: I feel really embarrassed about this because I went around telling my friends that it was crazy that a love song would contain such an offensive line ...... and then I discovered that I've been wronging Michael Bolton all along, which of course makes my friends demand: 'Why on earth would you know the lyrics to any Michael Bolton songs to start with????' - Submitted by: Koala Bear
I want to be your sole survivor.
I want to be your soul provider.
The Story: It just seemed such a weird way to say he didn't want her to have any other heirs. What was he singing, that he was going to kill her relatives? - Submitted by: Kat
When a man was a robot
When a man loves a woman
The Story: It sure made me think how men turned into robots! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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