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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Captain Feathersword, he hates weeds in his flower bed.
Captain Feathersword, he loves to dance.
The Story: Pirates hate weeds in flowerbeds. - Submitted by: Taylor R. Smith
Stomp the hawk
It's fun to do.
Start to hop
It's fun to do.
The Story: The Wiggles are a happy band, so I had a hard time figuring out why they'd want to be stomping a hawk and saying it was fun to do. It just didn't seem very Wiggly to me. - Submitted by: Squooshy
I'm just crazy about the waiting room.
I'm just crazy about the way we move.
The Story: Jacob is 3 years old. He got very excited when his mother told him he had to wait in a waiting room. He said 'I'm just crazy about the waiting room!' and after some interrogation it was revealed that due to this song, he thought waiting rooms were really cool places :) - Submitted by: Jacob Israeli
Wash the bones, and wash the spoon.
Wash the bowl, and wash the spoon.
The Story: My sister and I were in the car with her 3 year old and her 1 year old and we were listening to this tape. Well, the babies were; we were talking about something else. And all of a sudden, she stops mid sentence and asks, 'Did they just say, 'wash the bones'?' I hadn't heard it at all and so I rewound it. And of course it was 'wash the bowl'. She almost had to pull off the road; we were both laughing so hard. - Submitted by: Carolee
', "Play The Guitar With Murray (Live Version)"
Though he stinks of gin.
No, his name's not Jim.
The Story: I had to mute the TV and read the lyrics to this one on closed captioning to make sure my lyrics weren't the right ones. I kind of figured that a children's group wouldn't be singing about stinking of gin, though. - Submitted by: Dean
The friendly pirate ship is f***ing on the sea.
The friendly pirate ship is rocking on the sea.
The Story: After a thousand times of watching this clip my son adores, this still sounds too much like my version than the supposed one. When the pirate crew men sing, I can't help but hear this line. - Submitted by: Zadzial
Give the doggies its balls back
Pin the tail on the donkey.
The Story: ? - Submitted by: sg
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.