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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.

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Santana/Rob Thomas', "Smooth"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it's just like the old song
Onto the new
The Real Lyrics:
And it's just like the ocean
Under the moon
The Story: My friend was obsessed with this song for a couple of weeks before I'd really had time to appreciate it. After a while, I managed to work out the lyrics of the chorus and then I confirmed them all on the net and on the liner notes. So one day, he and I are in a crazy mood and we're singing this song (not neccessarily the song I'd usually sing when I was crazy but it was his birthday and he had first choice of song). So we get to the chorus and I'm singing the ocean version and he's like 'the old song'. Then I'm like 'Paul, what did you just sing?' Then he goes 'Isn't it (the incorrect lyrics)?' You could only begin to imagine how long it took me to persuade him that he was wrong. - Submitted by: Harry
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