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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!).

Mike + The Mechanics', "All I Need Is A Miracle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All I need is a beer or two
All I need is to spew.
The Real Lyrics:
All I need is a miracle
All I need is you.
The Story: My brother was convinced these were the lyrics, and hearing it live, I couldn't argue with him. How bad was that performance!? - Submitted by: LiSlangstress
Mike + The Mechanics', "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a girl in Ammunitions
Just inside the doorway
Use her only in emergencies
The Real Lyrics:
There's a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it in emergencies
The Story: I've loved this song for 30+ years. It's clearly about a war, and I really thought the singer was telling us that there is a girl who works in Ammunitions, and that you should only "use" her, i.e., put moves on her, in emergencies, i.e., when you get really lonely. - Submitted by: Mitch45

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