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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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Scorpions', "Big City Nights"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pig City nights
The Real Lyrics:
Big city nights
The Story: When this song first came out, my wife and I were driving when we heard our little 3 year old daughter in the back seat singing her heart out, 'Pig city, pig city nights!' We still get a big laugh out of it. - Submitted by: Wes
Scorpions', "Blackout"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Play golf!
I really gotta play golf!
The Real Lyrics:
Blackout
I really had a blackout.
The Story: I wasn't the only one. About 5 of us thought it was 'play golf' until we bought the record. - Submitted by: Brian G
Scorpions', "Love At First Sting"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love in Brazil
The Real Lyrics:
Love at first sting
The Story: A friend of mine, a native English speaker (I'm not) swore that the singer was saying 'Love in Brazil', instead of 'Love at first sting', until I made him realise he was wrong. He hates being wrong, whatever the field, and to this day, I still remind him that 'mishearing' every now and then and when I do, he feels he needs to cover my voice by screaming 'Love in Braziiiiiiiiiil'. That way, he still feels he's right! - Submitted by: Pierre Nicolay
Scorpions', "Wind Of Change"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I follow them as one
Down to Donkey Pond.
The Real Lyrics:
I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park.
The Story: When I was younger I always always always thought they were saying 'Down to Donkey Pond'. When I got married my husband thought it was one of the funniest things he's ever heard. So now I always sing them that way. - Submitted by: ~Crystal
Scorpions', "Wind Of Change"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I followed an old czar down to Gorky Park
The Real Lyrics:
I followed the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park.
The Story: Heard in Hamburg Germany in 1990 - Submitted by: John

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