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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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Richard Marx's, "Angelia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Angel Leah
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: "Angelia" is pronounced like saying "Angel Leah" without a pause. - Submitted by: Joey F.
Richard Marx's, "Hazard"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No one understood when I fell for Larry
The Real Lyrics:
No one understood when I felt for Mary
The Story: Part of a debate on "Who killed Mary?" - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Richard Marx's, "Right Here Waiting"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I took for granite all the time
The Real Lyrics:
I took for granted all the time
The Story: I used to think that people were taken for granite when I was a kid. But, it was actually "granted". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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