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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!).

Ego Is Not a Dirty Word/Living in the 70's album at
Skyhooks', "Horror Movie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Howling, right there at my tv. Shocked the fear right out of my brains.
The Real Lyrics:
It's a horror movie, right there on my tv, shocking me right out of my brain
The Story: When I was young I asked my dad why the singer said he was howling at the tv. I thought that was rather odd. He just laughed and said the song was about a horror movie. - Submitted by: Alex
Skyhooks', "Living In The Seventies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm living in the seven seas.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm living in the seventies.
The Story: To be frank, what little I caught of this song made me think of the Caribbean, pirates and stuff; which I admittedly, with its rocky little beat, thought was pretty cool. - Submitted by: Bluebeard
Skyhooks', "Living in the Seventies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm never, never seventeen
The Real Lyrics:
Living in the '70s
The Story: OK, I was 10 - Skyhooks was ( an unarguably is ) Australia's number one band ever. - Submitted by: Gypsy
Skyhooks', "Women In Uniform"
The Misheard Lyrics:
broke my leg and sprained my wrist
The Real Lyrics:
Broke my left leg and sprained my right
The Story: After listening to "Guilty Until Proven Insane" album this track is on, I always believed this was actually the line, until I went to Google recently and found the correct lyrics for this song and other Skyhooks material. Everyone else thought that is what Shirl actually sang in 1978. The misheard lyric is logical to the rest of the song, however. - Submitted by: PJ
Skyhooks', "Women in Uniform"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whiney the Unicorn
The Real Lyrics:
Women in uniform
The Story: Young daughter started sing about Whiney the Unicorn. Been family joke ever since much to daughter embarrassment. - Submitted by: Peter Newitt

There are more Skyhooks misheard lyrics available.

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