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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 Sandpipers', "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He don't want that tomato No he don't want that tomato
The Real Lyrics:
Guantanamera dah dah dah Guantanamera
The Story: My niece was screaming this at the top of her lungs in the back of my sister's Gremlin when she was all of about 5 years old. We had to pull over, we were laughing so hard! - Submitted by: Jenny Stout
The Sandpipers', "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
One ton o' metal
We need, ah, one ton o' metal.
The Real Lyrics:
Guantanamera
Juanita Guantanamera.
The Story: I was only six years old when this song came out and I had no idea there were such things as foreign languages. My brain arranged for me to hear words which were understandable. - Submitted by: Big John
The Sandpipers', "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
One ton o' metal
The Real Lyrics:
Guantanamera
The Story: Hey, I was a kid! - Submitted by: Walt S
The Sandpipers', "Guantanamera"
The Misheard Lyrics:
One ton of mirrors
or
Once on a meadow
The Real Lyrics:
Guantanamera
The Story: When I asked my godmother if she had heard 'One Ton of Mirrors', and hummed the tune, she exclaimed that the song was called 'Once on a Meadow'! I was only 10 at the time, so at least at I can claim youth as my excuse. - Submitted by: Liz
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