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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He’s a snow-covered snake
He’s a cold hearted snake
The Story: Sounded like it could have been buried in snow! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I'm a-letting you go
I'm forever your girl
The Story: Thanks to the new Voltaren ad, that inspired me to do this. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You got me locked out
You got me knocked out
The Story: The misheard lyrics make much more sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You can't have your kick Anita Juice
You can't have your cake and eat it too
The Story: When I was about 6 or 7 I had this Paula Abdul tape that I was absolutely obsessed with, and my friend Nicole and I would sit in my room or wherever people wouldn't tell us to turn the %()^*ing music down and listen to the songs over and over again, and of course like 6 year old girls we made up stupid dance routines to go with the songs, thinking we were really cool. Nicole's favorite song was 'One or The other' and she made up this elaborate dance that depended on the lyrics being 'You can't have your kick Anita Juice', which she was sure was how it went. She'd jump up when that part played and lip sync 'Kick Anita Juice' as she kicked in the air at an invisible woman (Anita) and then pretended to drink a glass of juice. I think at some point I learned the actual lyrics but I just thought the actions were such a scream I never told her. - Submitted by: Sarah
It ain't fiction.
The Story: I was in first grade when this song came out. I remember my friends and I having an argument over whether the lyrics were 'cherry fiction' or 'hairy fiction'. We were divided, and I was leaning toward 'hairy' because there was a cartoon cat in the video. It didn't occur to us that neither of those words made sense in the context of the song (but hey, we were only about six). - Submitted by: Frann
Just a natural pact
It ain't fiction
Just a natural fact
The Story: That's the way I heard those lyrics before I was fluent in English. I actually heard it all as two long words as I didn't make the separate words. I heard D, V and P instead of T (ain't), F (fiction) and F (fact). I often put "here" or "hear" when I mishear some English lyrics. :D - Submitted by: MihailLe
We go to dinner, 'cause opposites attract
We go together, 'cause opposites attract
The Story: Sounded like they could have gone out for waitress service! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I wanna sing and greet with me
I wanna see ya get free with me
The Story: Kept on thinking that she just wanted to sing. She could sing and dance! Yet with arthritis today, she now uses Voltaren! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Push, push come on baby come for me
Rush, rush come on baby, come to me
The Story: I was listening to this song with my college roomie while studying for a test. When I heard my friend starting to burst out laughing. I asked him why and he said that these were some of the most explicit lyrics he had heard on the radio before! I asked him what he meant, and between laughs, he said the misquoted lyrics above. I can never think of the song the same way again. Push, push indeed. lol - Submitted by: Rich
Do you really wanna love me professor?
Do you really wanna love me forever?
The Story: I always wondered what was up with that professor. - Submitted by: Jack
Or ram my car in a hit and run?
Or rent my car in a hit and run?
Or am I caught in a hit and run?
The Story: I kept thinking it had to do with cars. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
wouldn't like to get my love sledding indoors
wouldn't like to get my love caught in the slamming door
The Story: the song was playing in the car , my brain was going wonky and i misheard this lyric - Submitted by: Jemima
See who's calling
The Story: I kept thinking it sounded like that when I heard it. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
It ain't the monkey or the island breeze
It ain't the money or the diamond rings
The Story: It makes sense since it was the lyric later on in the song that said "Or the trips to the zoo" instead of "Brazil". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I'm eating a Milky Way
I'm in a funky way
The Story: This song came up randomly on my music playlist radio and at first, this is what I heard. - Submitted by: Lucky Dearly
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.