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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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Midnight Oil's, "Beds are burning"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The time has come to save the bear
The Real Lyrics:
The time has come to say fair's fair
The Story: Well...isn't it time to save the bear? ;-) - Submitted by: Pete
Midnight Oil's, "Blue Sky Mine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Indiana rain house down
The Real Lyrics:
In the end, the rain comes down.
The Story: My wife heard this song when living in Europe and swore up and down it was 'Indiana rain house down'. The lyrics in the cassette case (hey, it was the 80's) solved it for us. - Submitted by: Garf
Midnight Oil's, "Blue Sky Mine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be pee in your pocket tonight
The Real Lyrics:
There'll be pay in your pocket tonight
The Story: Peeing in someone's pocket means almost the same thing as the original lyrics did anyway - Submitted by: Davo
Midnight Oil's, "Blue Sky Mining"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who's going to shave me
The Real Lyrics:
Who's going to save me
The Story: first heard on AM band radio, bit fuzzy sound, hard to understand the lyrics at the time. Peter Garrett, the lead singer is bald and it sounded so weird, I could not understand why this bald man is singing 'who's going to shave me'? - Submitted by: Phil

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