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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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Rusted Root's, "Ecstacy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wouldn't want to be
Livin' in a land of ex-CIA men.
The Real Lyrics:
I wouldn't wanna be
Livin' in a land of ecstacy with you.
The Story: I sang this once in a karaoke bar in Alexandia, VA. At the end of the song, two MIBs took me downtown for questioning. - Submitted by: UUUNNNGGGHHH
Rusted Root's, "Send Me On My Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Simmie and the whale
The Real Lyrics:
Send me on my way.
The Story: My friend Rush was coming home from the Rusted Root concert with his wife. He had on their cd and was belting, 'Simmie and the Whale'. His wife goes 'Excuse me, Hun, what did you say?' He goes, 'Uh, Simmie and the Whale'. Then they argued about the song until Rush finally realized the song is not about a little boy and his whale. - Submitted by: Indigo
Rusted Root's, "Send Me on My Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Semen on my leg
The Real Lyrics:
Send me on my way
The Story: Everyone was drunk and stupid and someone thought the real lyrics were as stated above. - Submitted by: A bunch of drunk morons

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