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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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Schoolhouse Rock's, "Electricity, Electricity"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you're in the door and you want to sing
The Real Lyrics:
When you're in the dark and you want to see
The Story: I wondered what it meant when you were through the door and wanted to sing! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Elementary, My Dear"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And the duck brought back the olive tree leaf
The Real Lyrics:
And the dove brought back the olive tree leaf
The Story: I swear it was a duck, not a dove. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Interjections!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He cured indigestion
The Real Lyrics:
He cured the infection
The Story: I swear this was a song about indigestion. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Schoolhouse Rock's, "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly (Get Your Adverbs Here)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly
And a chocolate bar.
The Real Lyrics:
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly
Get your adverbs here.
The Story: I heard my brother singing this over and over one day back in the `80's, and I hadn't seen that particular Schoolhouse Rock number before. I asked, 'What kind of a song is that?' and when he told me it was from Schoolhouse Rock, I didn't believe him. Some ten years later I bought a Schoolhouse Rock videotape, and had forgotten all about that day until suddenly 'Lolly, Lolly' started playing, and then I finally knew what my brother was singing about all those years ago. - Submitted by: Arnequis
Schoolhouse Rock's, "The Great American Melting Pot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
With her book of masterpiece
The Real Lyrics:
With her book of recipes
The Story: Refers to the Statue of Liberty, who in the video replaces her "July IV MDCCLXX" (the day America declared our country) plaque with a recipe book looking for The Great American Melting Pot. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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