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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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OMC's, "How Bizaare"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Parmesan
The Real Lyrics:
How bizaare
The Story: My mom put that song on in the car one day and her friend started singing to it. I thought I heard her sing it wrong, so I asked her to repeat it and she sang: 'Parmesan...parmesan...'! - Submitted by: Stephanie Gouws
OMC's, "How Bizarre "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Brother Pillar's in the back, Sweet singers in the front, boozing down the highway in the hot, hot sun. Suddenly we're blue-eyed, flashes from behind, loud voice "full moon please, step out onto the line," Bella Prince wants some comfort, synergy's hard to hide, policeman caps & shaves inside a Chevy 69. Help us all.... Help us all, help us all.
The Real Lyrics:
Brother Pele's in the back, sweet Zina's in the front, crusing down the freeway in the hot, hot sun, suddenly red-blue lights flash us from behind, loud voice booming, "Please step out onto the line," Pele preaches words of comfort, Zina just hides her eyes, Policeman taps his shades, "Is that a Chevy '69?" How bizarre.... How bizarre, how bizarre.
The Story: Listened to a lot of loud music in my 20s. Adult Attention Deficit Disorder doesn't help. Plus the singer has an accent & sounds like he's mumbling. - Submitted by: likalaruku
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Balthazar, Balthazar
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, how bizarre
The Story: I was shopping in a shoe store when this song came on, so I didn't hear it clearly. I wondered why they would sing a song about one of the three Wise Men. - Submitted by: Frann
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Car design
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre
The Story: I honestly understood 'Car Design' at first. Although, it obviously did not fit with the rest of the song. One of my coworker almost died laughing when she had to correct me. To this day, she still brings it up every time she sees me. - Submitted by: Lynne Robichaud
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Farmer's arse Farmer's arse
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, how bizarre
The Story: This is what my Mum thought she heard, I just happened to be seeing a farmer at the time so she sang it nonstop. - Submitted by: Claire Hornby
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hail, the Czar!
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre!
The Story: My husband and his brother were in the car and this song came on. His brother started singing 'Hail the Czar', and my husband burst out laughing hysterically. His brother was glad to find out the real words to save future embarrassment. - Submitted by: Lisa
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He's smokin gravy
The Real Lyrics:
It's making me crazy
The Story: I used to listen to a radio station that almost always played this song before school in the mornings. I have two little brothers; one is musical, the other is not. To my surprise I caught the one that is musical singing smokin gravy one morning. His favorite thing to eat, of course, is biscuits and gravy. - Submitted by: Dana Dyke
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Help is on.
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre
The Story: Someone said the phrase to me, 'How bizarre'. I replied, 'It's so funny because every time I hear that phrase, 'How bizarre', I think of that song 'Help Is On''. My friend of course, burst out laughing. - Submitted by: Emily
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How was I, How was I
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, How bizarre
The Story: My boyfriend thought it was a song about sexual prowess, and I burst out laughing when he started singing along in the car. He was SO disappointed. Sadly, he wasn't all he made himself out to be and I was disappointed too - Submitted by: Michele
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Parmesan, Parmesan!
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, How bizarre
The Story: My boyfriend started singing this when he heard the intro to the song come on the radio! We both laughed after I told him the real lyrics :) - Submitted by: Deb
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Parmesan, Parmesan
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, how bizarre
The Story: This is my ex's version of the song. We were driving along and my 4 yr old son and I were singing, 'How bizarre, how bizarre'. He shot back, 'What, no - it's 'Parmesan, Parmesan!' Duh!!! - Submitted by: Sean O
OMC's, "How Bizarre"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Parmesan, parmesan
or
At the mall, at the mall
The Real Lyrics:
How bizarre, how bizarre
The Story: My friend's father, who very Italian, mistook the lyrics for his favorite type of cheese - parmesan. Before that, I myself always thought they said, "At the mall, at the mall". I guess it goes to show you that we can mold anything to fit our own frame of reference. - Submitted by: Kelly

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