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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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Reef's, "Place Your Hands"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, place your hands on my hole.
The Real Lyrics:
Oh, place your hands on my hope.
The Story: When this song first came out, my sister was the one who heard 'hole' instead of 'hope'. Although she's not really a prude, she shouted 'That is sick!'. I thought it was that myself until just today when I bought the album GLOW. I was lucky it contained the lyrics sheet in it. Suddenly a dirty song becomes somewhat deep. - Submitted by: Eric Andrews
Reef's, "Place Your Hands"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put your hat on, put your hat on
The Real Lyrics:
Put your hands on, put your hands on
The Story: When I first heard this song as a child, I thought they were singing, “Put your hat on,” in the chorus, but later on I found out what the lyrics really were. - Submitted by: Stompgal

There are more Reef misheard lyrics available.

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