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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 Stylistics', "Break Up to Make Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When I come home from workin'
You're on the phone
Talkin' 'bout a parent-teacher
Well maybe I'm wrong
The Real Lyrics:
When I come home from workin'
You're on the phone
Talkin' 'bout how bad I treat ya
Well maybe I'm wrong
The Story: I figured the singer was bummed because she's all wrapped up in the kids, the pta (parent-teacher association), etc. and is neglecting him. I don't remember when I discovered I'd been hearing it wrong -- I either saw them on tv doing it live or heard it on better speakers! - Submitted by: Lady Mondegreen
The Stylistics', "I Can't Give You Anything"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I can't give you anything Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
The Real Lyrics:
I can't give you anything
But my love but my love
The Story: A young boy in the age of the space race Convinced myself that this was a message based on it. - Submitted by: Pat
The Stylistics', "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Whenever I was in Syracuse
The Real Lyrics:
Whenever I was insecure
The Story: I was eight years old and I lived there at the time, so it kind of made sense... - Submitted by: Smittykins
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