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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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Staind's, "It's Been Awhile"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I cannot blame this on my mother
He did the best he could for me
The Real Lyrics:
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me
The Story: I thought the singer was saying mother and found it quite funny. I told my mom this one time when this song came on. Then it came on again the other day and when that line came around I said 'Mom, listen to this.' And she said, 'It sound's like he is singing father.' So I just checked on it and my mom was right. - Submitted by: Paula S.
Staind's, "Outside"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause inside you'r lovely
You're lovely like rain
I can see through you
See who the real you... are.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause inside you'r ugly
You're ugly like me
I can see through you
See to the real you.
The Story: I live in a country were we don't speak English but learn it at school. One day, my teacher, who usually likes to do thing in an interesting way, talked about weather in songs and that was her example. Needless to say it was very very funny. - Submitted by: ripple
Staind's, "So Far Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All the struggle with my balls in bed
The Real Lyrics:
All the struggle we thought was in vain.
The Story: I’ve been hearing about his testicular struggle ever since I first heard this song, and it’s too funny to not post on the Internet. - Submitted by: Gordon Freeman
Staind's, "So Far Away"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm so afraid of reggae
Please don't wake me
Afraid of reggae
Please don't wake me.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm so afraid of waking
Please don't shake me
Afraid of waking
Please don't shake me.
The Story: As I listened to this, I thought, "Who would be afraid of Bob Marley?" - Submitted by: Ezra

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