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!).
Music for the Jilted Generation album at Amazon.com
I'm a foster student
I'm a firestarter
The Story: Kept thinking it was having to do with being a foster student! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You've gotta get up.
The Story: My sister thought they were speaking 'Japanese' until we heard the succeeding line, which was '...If you wanna get off', then worked it out from there. Still, it's nice to think that The Prodigy are potentially conversant in other languages. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Lick your b***s
Lick them twice
Come on, Puto, s*** - oh, nice.
Lick it once
Lick it twice
C'mon put that s*** on ice.
The Story: Obviously Princess Superstar is ordering her dog 'Puto' to perform - and commending him - in front of a live audience. What the show's actually about, though, remains to be speculated. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
You're no wildebeest, I don't need nobody.
Don't need no one, that's no wildebeest
You're no good for me, I don't need nobody.
Don't need no one, that's no good for me
The Story: This song came out when I was 4 years old. My brother would get angry as I pranced around the house singing the lyrics wrong. - Submitted by: Will
Won't you believe me when I tell you
Burger King and margarine?
Would you believe me when I tell you
You're the king of my dreams?
The Story: The corresponding album is high digitalised and electronic, so it's sometimes hard to catch what the vocals are saying and this song was no exception. It did make me ponder afterwards the strange cravings the vocalist was so jubilant in proclaiming, separate from the nonsensical sentence. Burger King AND margarine? Tasty. I guess you can't get enough of that grease. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
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