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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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Offspring's, "Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Drink your milk
The Real Lyrics:
Take 'em out
The Story: It just sounded like that's what he was saying. I knew it wasn't right but every time the song came on I would sing it that way anyway :) - Submitted by: Sandra Petrone
Offspring's, "Genocide"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Donkey Kong everyday,
All the barrels that we brake.
The Real Lyrics:
Dog eat dog everyday,
On our fellow man we prey.
The Story: Just found out after over 20 years of knowing the song, that I have been singing it wrong...HEHEHEHE. Thanks for your site being here for me to feel less like a JA,,,cheers :) - Submitted by: neel
Offspring's, "Killboy Powerhead"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Little boy without a head
The Real Lyrics:
Killboy powerhead
The Story: This misheard lyric, coupled with offspring's other song 'Beheaded', made me think the band had an obsession with chopping off heads. - Submitted by: Mike
Offspring's, "Nitro (Youth Energy)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't gonna live with Audrey.
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't gonna live it for me.
The Story: I was listening to this song and was thinking, 'Who the h***'s Audrey and what does she have to do with the song?' then I looked in the booklet and found the real lyrics but when ever I sing this, just for fun I still say 'Ain't gonna live with Audrey!' It's funny and sounds completely random. - Submitted by: Rynn
Offspring's, "One Fine Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
On the day before we're through
We control Chuck Collin too
Then have our selves another tall boy (yea)
Water hoses in to taunt
That's the real game that's on
The Real Lyrics:
And before the day was through
We could torch a car or two
Then have ourselves another tallboy yeah
Water hoses in the lot
That's the real game that's on
The Story: That's what I really heard first before see the real lyrics and even seeing the lyrics you'll still mishear it. Trust me. Look at the misheard first then listen to the song at the same time. You may not hear it the same again. - Submitted by: Eric
Offspring's, "Original Prankster"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You've got... BASTARD ODOR!
The Real Lyrics:
You're gonna bust out on it
The Story: Was listening to this while cleaning, and thought "I honestly wonder what the real words are..." So I looked it up and had a laugh. - Submitted by: Hex

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