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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!).

Best of Scatman John album at
Scatman's, "Scatman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am a Scudman.
The Real Lyrics:
I am a scatman.
The Story: I live in Israel. I was 5 years old in the first Gulf War in which 41 Scuds missiles were fired on Israel and it had a big impact then all over the country. I think 3 years late this song was a big hit and becasue I was young I was convinced it had a connection to the Scuds even tought I did not understand how a man can be like Scud missiles. I am sure this mistake could not have occured in other places. - Submitted by: Dror Miller
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