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.
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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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It's the only way to pee
It's the only way to be
The Story: It's the only way to urinate! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Catching me in places that I knew I shouldn't pee
Catching me in places that I know I shouldn't be
The Story: Catching herself in places that she knew she shouldn't urinate... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
And all that I want from you
Is a pharmacist, you'll be there
And all that I want from you
Is a promise you will be there
The Story: I used to think about "pharmacist"! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I'm giving you Heaven babe
All that Roy can save
Yes, eat hair and all that
I want from you is to promise to never swear.
I'm giving you everything
All that joy can bring
Yes, I swear and all that
I want from you is to promise you will be there.
The Story: I started singing this at a party thinking those were the words. When everyone started laughing, I panicked. My friend then told me the real words. I was sooooooooooooo embarrassed. - Submitted by: richard
Chicken to be fried
Shake it to the right.
The Story: Basically, I was a huge of the Spice Girls (I was only ten at the the time, okay?) and kept listening to this song. My brother, who was in the room one time when I was actually singing to the song, heard me sing the wrong words. He sure laughed his head off. He corrected me, but I still sang my own little version! - Submitted by: Chris
Tranquil spaceman and all that's in between
Tribal spaceman and all that's in between
The Story: I was wondering what a peaceful astronaut had to do with all the other people in the song (e.g. yellow man in Timbuktu, dancing queen), but still, "tranquil spaceman" sounds good - Submitted by: Oliver Klozoff
Billy Billy Bong
Really really want
The Story: I heard the song come on during a Dick Clark New Year's show towards the end of the 90's. My aunt was there, and she commented that the Spice Girls were playing that 'Billy Billy Bong' song. Oops! - Submitted by: John Joseph A. Gatchalian
Ah wachoo, wachoo, wow
Wachoo willy, willy wah.
So tell me what you want
What you really, really want?
The Story: Iīm Spanish, thatīs my funny story. But when I learned English, the lyrics still didnīt make much sense to me!! - Submitted by: little beetlejuice
All I really really want is to lick a sick ox.
I really, really, really, want a zigazig, ha.
The Story: I have clogged up ears and can't hear well, so I heard this. - Submitted by: katy
Somebody tell me why the wine is all around.
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
The Story: I was SO sure that was what they said all my life. I just found out like 2 minutes ago and I'm so embarrased of myself >_
Sully Bunny down and lions all around
Slam your body down and wind it all around
The Story: When I was in early elementary school, I had two big obsessions: rabbits and The Lion King. I spent a lot of my time thinking about either of them. So when I was in 2nd grade and "Wannabe" was a big hit, I was ecstatic to find that the Spice Girls mentioned both of the things I loved in the same line! (I didn't know why they named the rabbit, but if there was Peter Rabbit and Peter Cottontail, why not Sully Bunny?) I thought this was right for years, so needless to say, I was disappointed when I found out what they were really singing. - Submitted by: Cat
That s*** never ends
Friendship never ends
The Story: Were the Spice Girls even trying to be profane? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
What's driving you is a vision of bedding
What's driving you is ambition and betting
The Story: Well it still makes sense the way I heard it, it just means the guy they're singing about is driven by visions of bedding, therefore wants to get the Spicies in bed. - Submitted by: esss
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