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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If you need me, put your c**k on me
If you need me, call me
The Story: I was listening to it on my local radio station and heard it. I thought that it was very rude so I rung up the radio station to complain! I went live on air to send out my views. I felt a complete d*ckhead afterwards when hearing it again!!!!!!! :) - Submitted by: Simon Burrows
The Story: Why we hear "maybe" instead of "baby", and vice versa. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I heeeear meeeen siiiing
I hear a symphony.
The Story: I’m 36 & this has always been a song I loved when I heard it on the radio or when my grandma would play it but guess I never paid attention to/asked the name of it. I always sang the song titled chorus as “I Hear Men Sing” I recently got a newer car with a screen displaying song info & happened to just hear it come on the radio. I thought for sure it was wrong haha - Submitted by: Michaela O
You've got me in your car, and there I'll remain.
You've got me in your power, and there I remain.
The Story: I heard this when searching on iTunes for Supremes tracks and came across this secret gem. I got to love it so much as it's so reminiscent of Baby Love and Where Did Our Love Go combined. I kept hearing this lyric and thinking "why would The Supremes talk about someone in the back of their car?" and of course I couldn't stop laughing when I found the original lyrics. - Submitted by: Brandon Thompson
I'm calling keeper (keeper, keeper).
Keeper in love each day.
I'm falling deeper (deeper, deeper), deeper in love each day.
The Story: Heard this on the cancelled track 'Mother Dear' from More Hits By The Supremes and always assumed Diana was saying "I'm calling keeper" as if to say she is going to keep her lover. - Submitted by: Brandon Thompson
Baby baby, where did our love go? And all of your promises, all the love I ever mourned?
Baby baby, where did our love go? And all of your promises of a love forevermore.
The Story: This year I just got into Motown music, starting with The Four Tops, The Temptations and then The Supremes. This song was played by a friend after he broke up with his girlfriend..in which me and this girl are now together. I always took a liking to this song and brought the 'Baby Love: The Collection" album. Turns out I was singing it wrong all this time. I never searched the lyrics for The Supremes as I can pick it up from Diana Ross's voice easily, and to me it always seemed the lyrics were "all the love I ever mourned." as I felt it corresponded to the lyrics in the song. I think I'll have to change now :). I'm surprised I'm not the only one who has misheard this. - Submitted by: Brandon Carroll
Trust in the good time
Trust, give it time
The Story: Phil Collins misheard the lyrics of the original Supremes song and sang it wrong as "Trust in the good time." The original Supremes song says "Trust, give it time." - Submitted by: James Owens
You can't have Reva
No, you'll just have to wait.
You can't hurry love
Oh you'll just have to wait.
The Story: I imagined Reva as a bitchy red-headed woman, who was playing hard to get, stringing a poor guy along. - Submitted by: sondi
You can't hurry love
The Story: woman on t.v. telling how when she was a kid and how she used to think the Supremes were singing about Kangaroo Love - Submitted by: Joe
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