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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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Michael McDonald's, "Sweet Freedom"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No more running down the wrong road
Dancing to a different truck.
The Real Lyrics:
No more running down the wrong road
Dancing to a different drum.
The Story: I could only picture those Latin-influenced hydraulic dancing bed pickup trucks they have at car stereo competitions when I misheard these lyrics. - Submitted by: Jon Wyncroft
Michael McDonald's, "The Wise Man Has the Power"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The white man has the power
The Real Lyrics:
The wise man has the power
The Story: heard this song at work and I was like "wtf?" - Submitted by: Preston
Michael McDonald's, "Yah Mo B There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I will be there
The Real Lyrics:
Yah mo b there.
The Story: I genuinely believed when I first heard this song that it was called 'I will be there' and I thus had a hell of struggle finding it for my playlists. - Submitted by: Reece Lloyd
Michael McDonald's, "Yah Mo B There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Imma be there
The Real Lyrics:
Yah mo B there
The Story: You’ll be there? Thanks, Mike! - Submitted by: A G
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