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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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
All alone, a simple microphone
Waiting for you, baby.
The Real Lyrics:
All alone, I sit home by the phone
Waiting for you, baby.
The Story: I am singing this one day just to be cool. Then all my mates fell into uncontrollable laughter. I could not find a rock to climb under. - Submitted by: Robert Nawacki
The Misheard Lyrics:
But don't play games, with my erection.
The Real Lyrics:
But don't play games, with my affection.
The Story: I was five when I first heard this. I couldn't believe what I heard. I embarrased myself two years later singing this song in front of my class. - Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
Indexes: [#] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]

New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.


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