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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Chips at night, it's such delight.
Ships at night give such delight.
The Story: I thought that chips was a part of his illness, that's why he's sing Doctor Doctor. (He maybe at too much of them?) - Submitted by: Floresha
I'm no food
I'm no fool
The Story: Another in which we hear "food" instead of "fool". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Let Irving starve.
Let loving start.
The Story: I never realized how ridiculous this 'mishearing' of mine was until my friend Lisa caught me singing it out loud in the car while the radio was on. 'Let Irving starve?!' she said. - Submitted by: Josh
Let love Windstar, let love Windstar
Let loving start, let loving start
The Story: First hearing this on the radio, thanks to the up and coming Ford Windstar minivan (circa 1997), I thought they said "Windstar" as a result of this. But being the Thompson Twins, that wasn't right. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Oh, my poor Italian car!
Warm my cold and tired heart.
The Story: I had bought a used Fiat X1/9 sports car that looked great but rarely ran. A friends Dad had heard the Thompson Twins song and thought it was 'right up my alley' - and whenever Mr.Struble saw me arrive on foot he would sing 'Oh my poor Italian car'. Mr.Struble himself had been the victim of Fiat technology in younger days. - Submitted by: Dan Lyon
It's the Nutty Bowl.
In the name of
The Story: One day back in the early '80s, I went to pick up my friend, Jenny Glass. She got in my car and asked if I would play that 'Nutty Bowl' song. It took a while but after she sang it, I figured out what it was she wanted to hear. - Submitted by: K. Boury
Love is all
The Story: I thought at first it was dinosaur. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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