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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Louie, Louie, uh oh, gonna make her cum.
Louie, Louie, oh no
Me gotta go.
The Story: I was always told the lyrics to this song were dirty but no one ever said which parts were worst, so I thought this must be the part they were talking about. - Submitted by: Lea Lindsay
Nee Ga Go
We gotta go.
The Story: When I was a kid, I called this the 'Nee Ga Go' song. Come on, who really could understand a word of this song anyway? - Submitted by: Frann
There's no girls around, but oh do we care
'Cause me and Louie we don't need them here
Oh that ship, I dream she's there
I smell the rose in her hair
The Story: My sister and I DID try playing the 45 at 33 and 78 speeds. We still couldn't figure out the lyrics. And yes, I do still have the record. - Submitted by: Jeffrey Kasten
Won't you be my girl?
I said we gotta go.
The Story: My boyfriend asked me if they were saying 'Won't you be my girl?' I told him the right words, but assured him that there really aren't many people who do know the correct words to this song. - Submitted by: Frann
Every night at ten I failed the weed.
Every night at ten, I laid her again.
The Story: We had a band in 1966 at Michigan State and quite honestly we made up a lot of our own lyrics. No one seemed to mind as long as there was enough beer. And the Kingsmen performed at our fraternity house (Sigma Nu) in 1966. What a blast. - Submitted by: Bill Costabile
I felt my bone in her hair.
I smell the rose in her hair.
The Story: I was sitting in my car with my girl friend when this song came on the radio shortly after it was first released. She said the song had dirty lyrics and I told her I didn't think so. She then whispered the above 'misheard' lyrics in my ear and blushed. After all this time I still think about that occasion and how shy she was that she had to whisper in my ear even though no one else was around. - Submitted by: Michael Curtis
In 'Umm-al-Uwain, oh Lawd
I cut her up.
Louie, Louie, oh no
Me gotta go.
The Story: Riding a bus across the Alps, 'Louie Louie' came on the radio. Jim, a pal of mine, began singing these lines. I cracked up with laughter. 'Umm-al-Uwain is one of the sheikdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, so this hints at a really lurid scenario (a harem intrigue?) - Submitted by: Maura
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