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!).
Well, one day we were all listening to that song--we were in a very emotionally masochistic mood, and it really is a beautiful song to boot (disturbingly enough), so it seemed very appropriate. Suddenly, someone who had never heard it before piped up, 'That's kind of sweet. He's trying to apologize to her.' We all looked at the girl as if she was crazy. She just blinked a few times and said, 'What? It's in the chorus. 'Dear Joan, I wanted to say that I'm sorry for the screaming last night and the nights before.''
We stared at her for another minute, but listened dutifully the next time the chorus came around. Sure enough, Rob Thomas was crooning, 'I wanted to say,' not 'I won't ever say.' We were so humiliated. All this time, we'd been completely misinterpreting that song! We'd misheard one word, and that word had changed the entire meaning of the song for us. We'd absolutely loathed Joan's nameless boyfriend before, but now we almost felt ourselves feeling sorry for the jerk. It was insane.
ok, so that's not so much of a funny story as an interesting one. ; ) But I like it. - Submitted by: Rachel
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