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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!).

Seals & Crofts', "Diamond Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Down I come...sugar shack
The Real Lyrics:
Diamond Girl, you sure do shine
The Story: One of the first times I heard this (on one of those 'ball radios' by Panasonic, so not the best sound quality, a factor in my mishearing whatever lyrics!), I actually got a picture in my mind of going down this one hilly road (near Santa Barbara, ca) and I guess there was a shack along the road. It's funny, not only did I get the lyric wrong, but I even had a mental image pic evoked by it--'Down I come, sugar shack!' Of course I guess I have Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs to thank for the 2nd half of my misheard line, eh? ('Sugar Shack', No. 1 smash for that group, 1963, of course.) - Submitted by: Marc Ross
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Building sand castles in my mind.
The Real Lyrics:
Blowin' round the jasmine in my mind.
The Story: Heard this song as a little kid in the 80's. Heard it a lot during the summer, of course, on rides back from the beach. - Submitted by: Michael
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Feel the arms of fate out to hold me
The Real Lyrics:
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me
The Story: I think the lyrics that I misheard, made me feel the song had a deeper meaning than what may have been intended. - Submitted by: Mike Hotter
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Going through the jasmonds in my mine
The Real Lyrics:
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
The Story: I was a kid. - Submitted by: SD
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Some of these make me feel fine,
according to the jazz that's in my mind.
The Real Lyrics:
Summer breeze makes me feel fine,
blowin through the jasmine in my mind.
The Story: This one came out when I was about 3. When I found out that the song was called 'Summer Breeze', I still thought it was one of those clever song titles that have nothing to do with the song (i.e., the Who's Baba O'Reilley, Led Zeppelin's Dire Maker, et al). That resounding 'DUH' you might have heard thundering across the sky a couple years ago was from me when I made the connection. It always sounded to me like a song about quieting 'voices' in the singer's head by popping pills. Either way, the song's fine. - Submitted by: Eric Liming
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Summer bees makes me feel fine
The Real Lyrics:
Summer Breeze makes me feel fine
The Story: Summer bees DON'T make me feel fine. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
B***in' you is jazzin' me out of my mind.
The Real Lyrics:
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind.
The Story: My sister-in-law told me about this one. She always liked her version better, me too. I can just picture it, under a shady tree... - Submitted by: Lucy
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Summer's Eve makes me feel fine
Blowing all the cobwebs from behind.
or
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing all the cobwebs from my mind.
The Real Lyrics:
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind.
The Story: My sister was driving me to school one morning and this song came on the radio. I had heard it before but didn't really pay attention to the lyrics. After the song was over I made it known that it was totally gross for a guy to be singing about a female hygeine product. My sister stared at me in stunned silence for a couple of seconds and then burst out laughing. She had to pull the car over she was laughing so hard. When she regained her composure, she quickly corrected me and to this day, she still hasn't let me live it down!! (Editor's note: Your sister's 'correct' lyrics were also wrong, so you can throw that back in her face too. ;)) - Submitted by: Jennifer Vasiliu
Seals & Crofts', "You're the Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, get away, get away, get away from my heart and soul
The Real Lyrics:
Ooh, you're the love, you're the love, you're the love in my heart and soul
The Story: The words "Get away" in the above misheard lyric used to remind me of the tiny teeth found in a small plastic zipper. - Submitted by: Scootlejuice
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