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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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Roberta Flack's, "Killing Me Softly (With His Song)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Killing me softly with his thumbs.
The Real Lyrics:
Killing me softly with his song.
The Story: We were playing the game 'Cranium', and a friend of mine was supposed to guess the title of a song from one of the others of us humming the tune. He knew the song was 'Killing Me Softly' but we insisted he had to get the *full* title to get credit for the question. Admitting that he had never listened to it very carefully, he finally guessed that it was 'with his *thumbs*' which the rest of us all though was fairly hilarious. - Submitted by: Torka
Roberta Flack's, "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Singing Clair Lee strong
The Real Lyrics:
Singing clear and strong
The Story: Another instance of "Clair Lee", alongside "I Can See Clearly Now". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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