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!).
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You're a dream, Timmy
You're a dream to me
The Story: Always knew what was being said, but thought it sounded like "Timmy" instead of to me - Submitted by: Will
I wanted to be the mother of your toyota
Now it's just farewell
I wanted to be the mother of your child but
Now it's just farewell
The Story: I think I have selective hearing. - Submitted by: Mary
Do you have to let in labour?
Do you have to let it linger?
The Story: When I was little, I always thought this song (with my lyrics in it) was about going into labour during pregnancy. So I thouhgt it was about having a baby, then finding out what labour meant in another sense (work). I thought it was about having a job. So wrong was I! - Submitted by: Jess
You know I'm searching food for you.
You know I'm such a fool for you.
The Story: I sang the song my way for about 5 years, until one day I commented to my roommate about how nice that she cares enough about this person to provide them with food--a basic survival need. I was met with a blank stare, and then laughter... =P - Submitted by: izzy
You know I'm such a food for you
You know I'm such a fool for you
The Story: Why do many songs make "fool" sound like "food? Anyway, R.I.P. Dolores O'Riordon (1971-2018). - Submitted by: Cody Finke
He was a donkey.
It wasn't often.
The Story: My friend asked me what I thought Delores was singing. I truthfully thought it was this. She laughed long and hard at me, and this made me angry and adamant that I was right. - Submitted by: Fiona Dope
And in the day, everything's cold cuts.
And in the day, everything's complex.
The Story: Yes, I've heard this one as well. For the longest time I thought this is what they were saying and thought, "Wow, what a clever line". But, finally I looked up the lyrics to be sure I was hearing them correctly and found I was not. - Submitted by: Wynette
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.