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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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PJ Harvey's, "Big Exit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby baby, ain't it true
That I'm in water, when I'm with you
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, baby
Ain't it true?
I'm immortal
When I'm with you.
The Story: I always thought, 'in water. How poetic. What does she mean?' - Submitted by: Julia
PJ Harvey's, "Catherine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Catherine Tremoloada
You've murdered my thinking.
The Real Lyrics:
Catherine de Barra
You've murdered my thinking.
The Story: I thought she was singing about a Big Brother Australia contestant from 2004, but knew it just couldn't be right. - Submitted by: Wickedtongue
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