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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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Soul II Soul's, "Back to Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How early in the morning.
How early in the evening
The Real Lyrics:
However do you want me
However do you need me.
The Story: My daughter and I sang the wrong lyrics for many years not knowing what it really was saying. - Submitted by: Kass
Soul II Soul's, "Back to Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show me how to sign
Show me how to sigh
The Real Lyrics:
Show me how decide
The Story: The real lyrics don't make sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Soul II Soul's, "Get A Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Is your kitchen, is your kitchen on fire?
The Real Lyrics:
What's the meaning, what's the meaning of life?
The Story: The first derivation of many made from the marketing team at First North Western. We concluded that there are an infinity of possibilities alternative to Jazzie B's original including 'Are you sure it's, are you sure it'syour wife?', 'Are you ironing, are you ironing tonight?', 'Stop the pidgeon, stop the pidgeon all right?' etc. etc. - Submitted by: John Shiel
Soul II Soul's, "Joy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That's the ray of light
The Real Lyrics:
That's the way of life
The Story: Could it have been I heard about a ray of light? - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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