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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 Used's, "A Box Full Of Sharp Objects"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Today-F.L. and felt better
The Real Lyrics:
Today I fell and felt better.
The Story: This sounded like AFL which in Australia stands for 'Australian Football League'. I found it rather odd. - Submitted by: Tom Bell
The Used's, "All That I've Got"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ice squirrels are hard
They'd stop your heart from beating.
The Real Lyrics:
I squoze so hard
I'd stopped your heart from beating.
The Story: Okay, I have to admit I'm very dumb for this one. I'm a moderate fan of the Used but I -really- enjoy this song. The first time I heard it was in the car with my Dad, after hearing that line, I got confused but I just assumed that maybe 'ice squirrel' was a nickname for a drug or something. I after thinking that's what it said for about 2 weeks, I asked my Dad, 'What's an ice squirrel?' He gave me a look. I explained and now.. he'll never stop talking about it. Sometimes my stupidity is so embarassing. - Submitted by: Gobby
The Used's, "Pieces Mended"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The pen is better in the mud.
The Real Lyrics:
The pianist peddled into morning.
The Story: The song is partly about the singer losing faith in himself. So I figured this referred to his pen (ie.: his lyrics/writing) being better of in the mud than in songs. I feel stupid. - Submitted by: Ellywashere
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