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!).
Murray Head - Greatest Hits [Resurgent] album at Amazon.com
The creme de la creme of the chest world
In a show with everything, but you'll bring 'em.
The creme de la creme of the chess world
In a show with everything but Yul Brynner.
The Story: Everytime he said 'chess', I really truly thought he was saying 'chest'. I actually thought this song was dirtier, but it really isn't!! I finally FINALLY looked up the lyrics today to see he what he was really talking about. Well, duh! The dudes from Abba did that musical called "Chess", so it makes all sense to me now. There are so many misunderstood lyrics in this song I could have my own web page dedicated to this song! - Submitted by: Michelle
You'll find a god in every gloden cloister
And if you're lucky then the guts of sheep.
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the god's a she.
The Story: I thought it referred to haruspication (divination by entrails). Oddly enough this line never struck me as peculiar. [Ed.'s note: I apologize for the graphic imagery.] - Submitted by: Nexus
I can feel the ages sliding next to me.
I can feel an angel sliding next to me.
The Story: This song mentions temples, a reclining Buddha and more. That's history and cultural references there. Therefore I figured that "the ages", a past history was what was being referred to. - Submitted by: Chess Man 1985
I give my kids above the waistline suction
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine
The Story: I was very young when this song came out and for some reason that's what I thought the lyrics were. It wasn't until years later I caught myself singing along and I said that line and cracked up, knowing it couldn't be right. So I looked it up online and set things straight. - Submitted by: Jeff
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