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!).
"Toby Keith - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" album at Amazon.com
A drug-honest dude tried to mess with my head.
A drunk on a stool tried to mess with my head.
The Story: I'm probably one of the biggest Toby fans out there. I know all his songs, I take annual trips to his concerts, and I have all the cds. But I was always skeptical about this lyric. I wondered what a drug user had anything to do with this song. So I finally looked up the lyrics and found out I was a little off. - Submitted by: Allie
's, "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue"
We'll put a bullet in your ass!
We'll put a boot in your ass
The Story: They play American Soldier for my husband's Military Awards & promotion nights. When I song the song loud & proud, my husband had to whisper to me the correct lyric! But as a military brat & wife of over 30yrs, I enjoy my version more. Thanks😉 [Editor's note: If it was the song with this line in it, it was "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", not "American Soldier".] - Submitted by: Erica Ramsey; USAF
Wearing my sex shoe
I'd be wearing my six shooter.
The Story: Ever since I was a kid I thought Toby Keith was saying 'sex shoe'. I never understood what that meant, now I know why. My boyfriend couldn't catch his breath he was laughing so hard. - Submitted by: Staci
I like talkin' about you you you you you Sugar Lee
I like talkin' about you you you you usually
The Story: My mom and I were puzzling out the words to this song in the car, after having heard it on the radio. We'd been singing for maybe half an hour when my younger sister says very suddenly, 'It's 'Sugar Lee'.' My mom almost had an accident from laughing so hard. - Submitted by: Elfee
Saw my lawyer, Mr Tegucigalpa.
Saw my lawyer, Mr. Good News, He Got Me.
The Story: As I was eating in a restaurant, I heard this song (previously unknown to me) playing on the sound system. It struck me as strange that it seemed like he called his lawyer by the name of the capital of Honduras. I suspected a mishearing. So I memorized enough of the lyrics that I was reasonably sure I did hear correctly that, when I got home I could search by google.com and identify the song. When I did, I found out that as I expected, the lawyer's name was not Mr. Tegucigalpa. I furthermore found that he wasn't even saying the lawyer's name, but 'good news he got me'! - Submitted by: Donna Gelpigi
He ain't pickle dust; he's just made in America.
He ain't prejudiced; he's just made in America
The Story: I knew "pickle dust" couldn't be right, but I couldn't understand the lyrics until I listened to it several times. - Submitted by: Bonnie Hoy
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.