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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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Pop Will Eat Itself's, "Can U Dig It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Risk! Can U dig it?
The Real Lyrics:
Riffs! Can U dig it?
The Story: I only just found out this rock-n-roll song about embracing risk was really just a tedious dirge about riffs. Very disappointed. - Submitted by: Jamie Squacquerone
Pop Will Eat Itself's, "Ich Bin Ein Auslander"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's in my mouth, slander.
The Real Lyrics:
Ich bin ein Auslander.
The Story: When this song came out, I knew more about law than I did German. The DJ announcing the title didn't help because I misheard that, too. There was no internet back then to check the lyrics on. - Submitted by: Ijgrieve

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