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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Sparks

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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Sparks', "Suburban Homeboy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am a celibate homeboy
The Real Lyrics:
I am a suburban homeboy
The Story: I usually sniff at those who submit a misheard lyric that's actually the song's title (can't they READ?) but I admit I'm guilty of this one. I heard the song on "Gilmore Girls" so I never saw the song on the album, heard it referred to, etc. Took a little bit of Googling to figure it out, since "celibate homeboy" just wasn't showing up! - Submitted by: martinet
Sparks', "When Do I Get to Sing "My Way""
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you like it, to sing my way
The Real Lyrics:
When do I get to sing "My way"
The Story: I heard this only once and it took me a long time to find out artist/song name. Great song, I love it. - Submitted by: Peter Clementis

There are more Sparks misheard lyrics available.

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