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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 Searchers', "Farmer John"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne iron
The Real Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne eyes
The Story: I assumed that a "champagne iron" was a device for pressing grapes? - as her father was a farmer. - Submitted by: Robert Woodrow
The Searchers', "Love Potion #9"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Until I kissed a stop sign and a dirty porcupine.
The Real Lyrics:
But when I kissed a cop down at 34th and Vine
The Story: I was watching the Mickey Mouse Club when it was on again several years ago (I was about 14). They were singing 'Love Potion #9'. When I heard that line, I was insistent that the singer on the show was wrong! - Submitted by: TJ
The Searchers', "Love Potion #9"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I kissed that cow down at 44th & Vine
The Real Lyrics:
When I kissed that cop down at 44th & Vine
The Story: I kept wondering how a cow could take anything away from anyone & also, why the song referred to it as 'him' in the next line. - Submitted by: mdales
The Searchers', "Love Potion No. 9"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Broke my little heart, love
Love potion no. 9
The Real Lyrics:
Broke my little bottle of
Love potion no. 9
The Story: I've always loved this song, and it wasn't until I heard James Durbin cover it on "American Idol" that I learned what the lyrics really were. - Submitted by: flipside
The Searchers', "Love Potion Number 9"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I kissed the cow down on 34th and Vine
The Real Lyrics:
When I kissed the cop down on 34th and Vine
The Story: I misheard this when I was young, took me years to correct myself. - Submitted by: Kathy
The Searchers', "Needles And Pins"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She'll feel those needles and pinsels.
The Real Lyrics:
She'll feel those needles and pins.
The Story: My sister used to sing along when she was a kid and did not know any English. So she mistook "pins" for "pinsels" (a German word for "brushes"). - Submitted by: joe
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