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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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Proclaimers', "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stick it up ya
The Real Lyrics:
Da da da da
The Story: At a party one one night at my auntys when i was a child, would be going back 12+ years and they were all drunk and had a hired karaoke machine and she started singing "stick it up ya" and i though no that couldnt be the real lyric and it wasnt. it was da da da da never forgoten it to this day - Submitted by: Brent
Proclaimers', "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked 5000 miles
Just to fall down at your door
The Real Lyrics:
But I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
to fall down at your door.
The Story: I always thought they were bad at math 500+500≠5000 - Submitted by: Heather

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