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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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Pretenders', "Middle of the Road"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the middle of the road
Kids say the darndest things
The Real Lyrics:
In the middle of the road
You see the darndest things
The Story: I could have sworn the Pretenders got Art Linkletter to do his interest in predicting the future of comedy! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Pretenders', "My City Was Gone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There was no dumb blonde
The Real Lyrics:
There was no downtown
The Story: This is the song when we hear Rush on the EIB Network. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

There are more Pretenders misheard lyrics available.

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