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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep

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!).

Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep's, "When All Is Said And Done"
The Misheard Lyrics:
While we wore the day's rave files, and not too old for sex.
The Real Lyrics:
Slightly worn but dignified and not too old for sex.
The Story: I was listening to this on the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack CD, and the above mishearing is exactly how I heard the line. I knew that the way I heard it seemed to make little sense, but I thought that the part about "not too old for sex" was especially ludicrous as a mishearing. It is essentially a "nice" movie, and I thought surely such an overt reference to sex, wouldn't be in the song. But when I found the actual lyrics online and resolved the matter, surprise -- "not too old for sex" was the one part I'd heard correctly! - Submitted by: Elsie Greer
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