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.
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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!).
Music for the Jilted Generation album at Amazon.com
Egg sale, egg sale, egg sale!
Exhale, exhale, exhale!
The Story: Read it in a youtube top comment - Submitted by: Simon Robertson
In the hail, in the hail, you are evicted!
Inhale, inhale, you are the victim!
The Story: It only hit me after the "egg sale" bit had already been pointed out to me, because now I was paying closer attention.... - Submitted by: ZoranTaylor
I'm the farmer's daughter
Twisted farmer's daughter.
I'm the firestarter
The Story: I saw the video at a friend's house in 5th grade, yet managed to only hear (and see) the middle of the video, missing the title. I was really confused as to why he was the 'farmer's daughter', and also why he was so dang angry about it. A few hours later, it was still bothering me. So I asked my friend what the lyrics were, and we still laugh about my mishearing the words to this day. - Submitted by: valerie
pee on on the roof is a pee on
rumba ella quiere su rumba
The Story: pee - Submitted by: fire
I'm sending to outer space
To find another race.
I'll send him to outer space
To find another race
The Story: This is sampled from a reggae song where the singer threatens to send Satan to outer space to find another race (to torment) - Submitted by: Mike Hunt Aggloio
A f*** sake, tryin' to rob this f***ing chair man
Aw f***'s sake, tryin' to write this f***in' tune, man
The Story: I always thought the word was "rob", and in my head, for some reason, I thought he meant sitting in a chair for a long time. So that's actually two wrongs here. - Submitted by: Anja
Paint my picture.
Smack my b**** up.
The Story: My boyfriend and I sat in the car. We both sang the song, but it didn´t fit really. He laughed his head off after saying I am not very much of a good painter. - Submitted by: Kerstin
Smack my bishop
Smack my b**** up.
The Story: When my son was about seven, I played my Prodigy CD at home, hoping he wouldn't notice the bad words. He didn't, but when he started singing 'Smack my bishop,' it didn't sound much better! - Submitted by: Andrew's Mom
Snack my pizza.
Smack my b**** up.
The Story: Apparently, some girl was actually singing the song with these words in a disco. - Submitted by: Keijo
Snap my picture!!!!
Smack my b**** up!!!
The Story: I always thought the song was called "Snap My Picture". Whenever it came on at a nightclub, the girls and I would all get up and dance. The embarrasing thing was we used to make the action as if we were taking a picture. We sure got a few strange stares!! - Submitted by: nic
Catch my game show
Smack my bitch up
The Story: My brother's friend did. We about died laughing. She was singing along so confidently. When he asked her what she was singing, she replied like there could be no other answer... - Submitted by: ivahhc sachdev
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