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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 White Stripes', "Blue Orchid"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You got an erection
You got an erection didn't you?
The Real Lyrics:
You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
The Story: I sang this to my boyfriend when I look at his pants, the misheard lyrics of course, and we had a good laugh! - Submitted by: Pauline
The White Stripes', "My Doorbell"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I’m thinking about the welfare
When you gonna bring it, when you gonna bring it?
The Real Lyrics:
I'm thinking about my doorbell.
When you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it?
The Story: From the Party Ben mashup - Submitted by: James
The White Stripes', "Seven Nation Army"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I’m gonna work the straw
The Real Lyrics:
I’m gonna work this job.
The Story: I actually heard them correctly, but someone got them wrong initially and every stupid ass lyric website on the internet copies each other with these wrong words! WTF is “working straw”? I know what working a job is..... - Submitted by: Bert Bogden
The White Stripes', "Seven Nation Army"
The Misheard Lyrics:
seven-ish tsunami
The Real Lyrics:
Seven Nation Army
The Story: My son thought that was what the song was called. - Submitted by: Jimbo
The White Stripes', "We Are Going to Be Friends"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Teacher marks our hide against the wall
The Real Lyrics:
Teacher marks our height against the wall
The Story: I thought it was like kids getting whipped as punishment or something. - Submitted by: Anonymous
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