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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Bad acorns and wine
Bad boys running wild
The Story: This actually came from an absolute himbo at my high school. He was very good at misunderstanding lyrics, but this was his most egregious episode! - Submitted by: Pablo
I get wet for the nights with you.
I can't wait for the nights with you.
The Story: His slight German accent can make people mishear it this way. - Submitted by: Bijan
Deserve to make it
With some other Jews.
Just have to make it
With someone I choose.
On a hunt tonight for bloody p****.
On a hunted night for love at first sting.
The Story: Considering it was a rock song and the whole animal, scratching, hunting theme of the song, I always assumed this could really be the lyric for about twenty years. That is until I was finally motivated enough to look up the true one. - Submitted by: Charles
Here we go again on the wings of the sun
If we'd go again all the way from the start
The Story: Me and some astronomy enthusiasts were having an eclipse party at a city park on May 10, 1994. That day there was an annular ("ring of fire" shape) eclipse of the sun. The skies were temporarily darkened, the temperature dropped by over 20 degrees and all the birds had stopped singing and had gone home to their nests. A first-grade teacher and her class had come to witness the fun. A few cops, people on lunch break and some others joined the festivities. We had music playing - the songs had a "sun" theme to them. Well, we thought they all did anyway. This was a very unique experience for all. On the same day Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President of a new democratic multiethnic South Africa, ending apartheid fascism in that country. However here in North America this eclipse was the talk of the town. A very memorable fun day. - Submitted by: Solar Cowboy
Cheese Man, Cheese Man, da da da da do.
Tease me, please me, no one needs to know.
The Story: My six-year old son is the one who misheard these lyrics while we were in the car one day. Of course he was singing right along with the song, much to my (and his elder brother's) amusement. Months later, we all still laugh about the 'cheese man' song. - Submitted by: i_am_wookiee
To the midget of the Mormons
To the glory night.
To the magic of the moment
To the glory night.
The Story: My only excuse is that I live in Utah and have Mormons on the brain. - Submitted by: Andrea
You’re dripping on my knees.
You give me all I need.
The Story: No, just very confused and thinking it was very dirty until the car’s Bluetooth screen clarified the title. - Submitted by: Jo
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