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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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Split Enz's, "Famous People"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fame up the speed boat
The Real Lyrics:
Famous people
The Story: The first time I had heard this song, I thought Tim was singing ‘fame up the speed boat...’, leaving me questioning the reason to why the song was called ‘Famous People’. It wasn't until later that I realised. - Submitted by: Scarlett
Split Enz's, "Hard Act To Follow"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're a hard a** to f***.
The Real Lyrics:
You're a hard act to follow.
The Story: I know it's the title of the song, but it does not sound like 'hard act to follow!' Really, I thought this was a song about gay sex! - Submitted by: Cat
Split Enz's, "I Got You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know why sometimes I get fried eggs.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know why sometimes I get frightened.
The Story: In 1980 my then 3-year-old son, Adrian, after hearing Split Enz on radio at the superb Lane Cove Long Day Care Centre, Sydney, came home singing to me, 'I don't know why sometimes I get fried eggs'. I've never forgotten it - a classic 'Laid 'Im On De Green'! - Submitted by: Moira McFarlane
Split Enz's, "I Got You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Real Lyrics:
I got you
The Story: My 6-year-old nephew overheard this song on the radio, and he, being the Pokemon fan he is, swore the song was about Pikachu. I tried to explain to him that this song was recorded years before Pokemon was even created. Being the typical 6-year-old he is, he still thinks his version is better... - Submitted by: the man
Split Enz's, "I See Red"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When my baby's walking down the street
Fozzie Bear, Fozzie Bear, Fozzie Bear
The Real Lyrics:
When my baby's walking down the street
I see red, I see red, I see red.
The Story: I was about 10 when this song came out and a bit of a Muppets fan. I thought it was pretty cool that Fozzie got a mention until my sister corrected me. - Submitted by: Muzza

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