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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!).

Stealers Wheel's, "Stuck In The Middle With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know why I carry the knife.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know why I came here tonight.
The Story: I only realized last month the real lyrics. Since I was 11 years old, when it was first released, I thought this song was about some guy tentatively carrying a knife for protection against evil clowns and maniacal jokers. Man. - Submitted by: Kenn Fewzd
Stealers Wheel's, "Stuck in the Middle with You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Clowns in the bedroom here, Joe goes to the right
The Real Lyrics:
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
The Story: When I first heard this song that's what it sounded like they said. - Submitted by: Ken S
Stealers Wheel's, "Stuck in the Middle with You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's petroleum all over the place
The Real Lyrics:
Listen Tony, I'm all over the place.
The Story: I'm sorry, but this is simply what I've always heard, from the 1st time I caught it on the radio when it was new. - Submitted by: Billy Leonard

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