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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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Placebo's, "Every Me, Every You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Too much poison, too much rum.
The Real Lyrics:
Too much poison, come undone.
The Story: I was watching an amateur band play this song, and the singer sung the lyrics above. It was really embarrassing for her because all the people listening started laughing. - Submitted by: Jessi
Placebo's, "Scared Of Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl devoured the world with empty pride
The Real Lyrics:
An extroverted kind of girl did tour the world with MC5
The Story: Before that I had heard "An extroverted kind of girl devoured the world with empty thighs" but dismissed it as being too weird - Submitted by: Jenny
Placebo's, "Special K"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No hesitation no delay, you come on just like Special K. Just like my dad's moustache, never, ever, wanna crash.
The Real Lyrics:
No hesitation, no delay, you come on just like Special K. Just like I swallowed half my stash, never, ever, wanna crash.
The Story: My mum misheard this in the car. She was also under the illusion the song really was dedicated to breakfast cereal. - Submitted by: Naomi
Placebo's, "Special K"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No hesitation, no delay, you come on just like Special K.
Just like I swallowed cat moustache, never, ever, wanna crash.
The Real Lyrics:
No hesitation, no delay, you come on just like Special K.
Just like I swallowed half my stash, never, ever, wanna crash.
The Story: I spent hours searching the Internet for cat moustache and saw various felines with little Moustache coloured markings on their faces - Submitted by: Ade

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