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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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Silhouettes', "Get A Job"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta go back to the house
Listen to my spouse
B****in' and a'crying
Tell me that I'm lying 'bout a job.
The Real Lyrics:
And when I go back to the house
I hear that woman's mouth preachin' and a'cryin
Tell me that I'm lying 'bout a job.
The Story: Just yesterday, I read the comment, 'How many times did you have to listen to 'get a job' before you could make out the words.' Even though I've listened to the song for years, for the first time I heard the lead singer saying 'hear that woman's mouth.' - Submitted by: Pat

There are more Silhouettes misheard lyrics available.

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