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!).
Good Morning Starshine album at Amazon.com
Big t**s and polo necks, nothing is new.
Beatniks and politics, nothing is new.
The Story: My friend thought they were describing the party scene from the Russ Meyer film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls". - Submitted by: bonobo69
Oh Cajun price wagons f*ck with your mind
Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind.
The Story: The band might have said it. LOLOLOLOLOLOL - Submitted by: Patrick
Tuna by the cockeyed world in two.
To divide this cockeyed world in two
The Story: After getting Cochlear implants, I relied on what I heard & never looked up the lyrics until today. Boy, now I know why my husband laughed when I sang along. - Submitted by: M. Hopkins
Incense and peppermints are covered on Time
Incense and peppermints, the color of time
The Story: I could have sworn this was having to do with Time magazine - the real lyrics don't make sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Incense and peppermints, the coverup kind
Incense and peppermints, the color of time.
The Story: What I heard actually makes sense if you’re talking about sneaking marijuana use. - Submitted by: Alexander
Incense and romance
The Story: For a long time, I always thought the words at the very end of the song (before they sang the “sha la la” part) was “incense and romance”. Of course this made no sense given the title, and indeed once I finally listened closely, I realized it they were saying “incense, peppermints”, which of course made much more sense. - Submitted by: Shane
Look at yourself ... yeah yeah.
Look at yourself ... young girl.
The Story: Whatever the "official" lyrics are, what Greg Munford actually SINGS on the "official" recording is "young girl." On this one, amiright has it wrong. I have been hearing this song since it was released in 1967 and never heard anything remotely like "yeah yeah" at that point in the song. You will hear the same, especially if headphones are used. - Submitted by: Mark Welsh
Through your pride to oneside nothing is new.
Tune-a by the cockeyed world in two.
Throwing up by the one side is the least you can do.
Throw your pride to one side is the least you can do.
The Story: In the 1960s, people were getting into all kinds of drugs that are now illegal. I thought that was the reason behind the lyrics, about the nasty side effects of a druggie's hangover. - Submitted by: Jill
Lotta cha saw, lotta cha saw
Look at yourself, look at yourself
The Story: Yeah, I used to listen to music while taking a bath, singing very loudly with my ears beneath the waterline. My older sister would pound and pound on the door all the while screaming, 'Listen to the words, just listen to the words (expletives deleted)!!!' - Submitted by: Darcy McGuire
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New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.