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.
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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.
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Seals & Crofts - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Makes me squeal grind
Blowin' on your a** c**** from behind.
Makes me feel fine
Blowin' through the jasmine of my mind.
The Story: Yeah. I laughed so hard when my friend said the misinterpreted lyric that I inhaled my coffee and almost died laughing! - Submitted by: deedle
You sure do shine.
The Story: Spent more than 30 years thinking for sure the lyric was Sugar Shy. Found out one day seeing the lyrics on the internet. - Submitted by: Lou Netz
Na Na Na, you sure do shine
Diamond Girl, you sure do shine
The Story: I was 11 when this came out. Even though the song is called "Diamond Girl" - that's what I heard at that time. I guess I was too young to even care that it made no sense. It was just fun to sing. Also, I'm sure I was influenced by the 1969 song Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam in 1969. I still can't un-hear those misheard lyrics to this day - Lol - Submitted by: Ed
Such a rare thing, radium shine
Such a rare thing, radiant child
The Story: I was reminded of this by an article this week at The Atlantic, "How We Realized Putting Radium in Everything Was Not the Answer" ("Gone are the days when the only way to make butter seem even healthier was to name it after a radioactive element."). - Submitted by: Scott Lahti
Going through an orgasm in my mind
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
The Story: Singing at the top of my lungs in the car, my high school boyfriend said, 'What did you say?' We laughed for hours. Now my grown kids get to laugh at Mom. - Submitted by: Peg
Goin’ to the Chazmont in my mind
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind.
The Story: I was seven. Sounded like the name of a hotel or something. - Submitted by: Dale
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