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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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Perry Como's, "It's Impossible"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can the ocean keep the Russians from our shore?
The Real Lyrics:
Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore?
The Story: It was the height of the Cold War. I did not realize my mother misheard the lyrics until I heard her exclaim, "My God! Do we fear the 'commies' so much that our love songs even worry about them?" I about died laughing! - Submitted by: Ron Ghosh
Perry Como's, "It's Impossible"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I had you, could I ever want four more?
The Real Lyrics:
If I had you, could I ever want for more?
The Story: I first heard this as a child when I wasn't yet acquainted with the phrase 'want for more'. So the only way I could hear it was 'could I ever want four more?'. - Submitted by: Darlene
Perry Como's, "Round And Round"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Roulette wheel, it goes 'round and 'round.
The Real Lyrics:
Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round.
The Story: For years I thought the title of this song was 'Roulette' and was always puzzled why I could never find it in any song listings. I thought it was a song about a lucky gambler and had no idea it was an allegorical tune about finding one's true love in a crazily spinning romantic daze. - Submitted by: Joseph Talnagi
Perry Como's, "Seattle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Like a litle child, throwing up free and wild, in Seattle
The Real Lyrics:
Like a little child, growing up free and wild, In Seattle
The Story: I am a Disc Jockey at an oldies radio station, and I noticed this as I was putting on my headphones to talk on the air, right after playing this record. I started laughing so hard, no one (including myself) could understand what the hell I was saying. - Submitted by: Dan Fletcher
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