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!).
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And it gets me going
And it gets me nowhere
The Story: I wondered if she said that it gets her going or if it gets her nowhere. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Guess mine is not the first arm broken.
Guess mine is not the first heart broken.
The Story: My son wanted to know what that song was that he heard about the broken arm. From what he was saying, I knew it was this song he was talking about. - Submitted by: Megan Wallis
I nodded my head.
I'm out of my head.
The Story: I loved this song as a child, with the Grease soundtrack on a double-record set at age 6 (having since worn down all the grooves). I was well into adulthood before I realized she wasn't saying 'I nodded my head'. Source of much amusement for my friends at the Grease 20th anniversary rerelease a few years back! - Submitted by: Chrandy
Hold the seedy vo-tech to you
Hopelessly devoted to you
The Story: My dad worked at the vo-tech college in our town. He was pretty amused by my version, because he did think his workplace was kind of seedy. - Submitted by: Sarah
Hope the City voted for you
Hopelessly Devoted to You
The Story: stupid friend lol - Submitted by: lucy
I want you
I love you
The Story: I was confused between "want" and "love". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Come take my aunt
Come take my hand
The Story: It kind of sounded like it back in the day. Swear she would have an aunt! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I took you to an Indian restaurant, then to a suggest a bluey
I took you to an intimate restaurant
Then to a suggestive movie
The Story: I actually thought they were going to an Indian restaurant and she wanted to watch a 'bluey' which was slang for an adult movie in the UK in the 70s to 90s. - Submitted by: Neil
Lenny has a party car, a party car.
Let me hear your body talk, body talk.
The Story: I thought it was about one guy in the clip who called Lenny, and had a party car. - Submitted by: Doremi
Let's get Busytown
Let's get physical
The Story: Busytown is a fictitious, unidentified setting featured in the Richard Scarry stories. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Let's get a physical!
Let's get physical!
The Story: When my daughter was 4 a health physical was required for her to get ready to go to school the following year. She mistook Olivia Newton-John's song as a rally to get ready for school. - Submitted by: Mary Lucas
The Story: I first heard this song at Noodles & Co. and thought it was weird they were playing Christmas songs in the summer. - Submitted by: Hu's On First
Meet Mr. Cheese
Please Mr. Please
The Story: Sounded like she would introduce someone to Mr. Cheese - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Please Mister, please
Don't play "Be Seventeen"
Please Mister, please
Don't play B-17.
The Story: Point is, I thought at first it was a song title she was referring to rather than the jukebox number. - Submitted by: Randall
He ran by me. God bless a damn.
He ran by me. Got my suit damp.
The Story: I don't know. I listened to "Grease" a bit when I was a little kid. - Submitted by: Lydia
It's gotta be a strange twisted scar face.
It's gotta be a strange twist of fate.
The Story: I was listening to this song with a friend when we were in our early teens. I kept seeing her sing along, but her mouth wasn't moving exactly to the lyrics. I asked her what she was singing. She said the misheard lyric mentioned. I asked her what the song was called. She said, 'Twist of Fate'. Not the brightest girl. - Submitted by: Grant
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.