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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!).

Aberrations: 1981-1984 album at
Shriekback's, "Accretions"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Broken bones
Broken homes
Welcome home
One could hope
The Real Lyrics:
Work at home
The Story: Hardly any of the lyrics of this song are easy to understand, which I think is part of the design. It just creates an atmosphere of vaguely understood impressions. - Submitted by: Patrick
Shriekback's, "Nemesis"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come on give up
I think we're finished
The Real Lyrics:
Cover him up
I think we're finished
The Story: I think my version makes more straightforward sense. But this band isn't always straightforward, which is one of the things I like about them. - Submitted by: Patrick

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