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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!).


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The Pixies', "Debaser"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am moonshine and alucia.
The Real Lyrics:
I am un chien Andalusia.
The Story: Black Francis (vocals) doesn't pronounce the French properly. That is my reasoning, heh. - Submitted by: Angela
The Pixies', "Debaser"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna shake and abuse ya.
The Real Lyrics:
But I am un chien andalusia.
The Story: I looked up this lyric because I didn't know if it was 'amuse' or 'abuse'. Of course, it turns out to be something totally different. - Submitted by: Tim
The Pixies', "Gigantic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Epaulettes and bum
The Real Lyrics:
Hey Paul, Hey Paul, Hey Paul, let's have a ball
The Story: Still thinking my version is better - Submitted by: hanes
The Pixies', "Hey"
The Misheard Lyrics:
that sound that your mother makes when the bacon breaks!
The Real Lyrics:
that sound that your mother makes when the baby breaks!
The Story: I still believe it's bacon. - Submitted by: laurendomingo
The Pixies', "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This time, it's going to happen.
The Real Lyrics:
This monkey's gone to Heaven.
The Story: I didn't figure it out until I finally bought the CD, a good 5 or 6 years after it was originally released. I still hear it like this when I'm on auto-pilot. - Submitted by: Kenn Fewzd
The Pixies', "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This swamp goes on forever.
The Real Lyrics:
This monkey's gone to Heaven.
The Story: In '88 I recorded this for a friend in another state. Bear in mind my stereo equipment sucked at that time! 10 Years later I was visiting and he played the recording I'd made. Perhaps due to the so-so recording he'd been singing the wrong words for 10 years! I laughed so hard I almost spilled the bong water. - Submitted by: fred
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