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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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Tool's, "Anema"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Some say a comic will fall from the sky.
The Real Lyrics:
Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
The Story: I just figured he was getting creative with the Apocalyptic imagery. - Submitted by: Gray
Tool's, "Parabola"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This precious woman
Who is choosing to be here right now
Hold on, stay inside...
This whore
The Real Lyrics:
This precious moment
We are choosing to be here right now
Hold on, stay inside...
This holy reality
The Story: Interpreting lyrics written in English was not my forte when I started listening Tool 13 years ago. These lyrics have stayed in my head ever since. - Submitted by: Deletys
Tool's, "Pushit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I may feel like a sci-fi-snake.
The Real Lyrics:
And I may fade like a sigh if I stay.
The Story: Someone signed up on a message board with the name 'sci-fi-snake', which we dismissed immediately. He explained he got it from a Tool song, and we couldn't fathom which one. So he explained his story for the longest time. When he listened to 'Pushit', he thought he was singing 'and I may feel like a sciii-fiii-snaaaAaaaak.' Had me rolling for days. - Submitted by: Nik
Tool's, "Reflection"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My hapkin cure me osmacosity endow.
The Real Lyrics:
I have come curiously close to the end, down.
The Story: It sounded so weird I had to write down exactly what I thought I was hearing. I showed it to my friend, who is a huge Tool fan, and then made him listen to it. And now he hears what I hear every time he listens to the song. LOL! - Submitted by: Andy A.
Tool's, "Schism"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Between flamboes and lovers
The Real Lyrics:
Between supposed lovers
The Story: My husband and I have been trying to figure this lyric out for years. 'Flamboes' is what we heard. What the h*** is a 'flambo' anyway? - Submitted by: melissa
Tool's, "Sober"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am just a worthless lover
The Real Lyrics:
I am just a worthless liar
The Story: I was watching a misheard lyrics video from the Pleated Jeans YouTube channel and the misheard lyric in the video is "I am just a worthless lawyer." I thought it was lover instead of lawyer but I looked up the correct lyrics and was surprised at what I saw. - Submitted by: Stompgal
Tool's, "Sober"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus blows his tiny whistle
Something 'bout a passing nun!
The Real Lyrics:
Jesus, won't you f***ing whistle
Something but the past and done?
The Story: Well, it wasn't me that said it. My boyfriend sang it this way. I asked him, "What the f*** did you say?" He has more too. I will post. - Submitted by: Wendie
Tool's, "Sober"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Murder now the path we must lead
Just because the sun has set
Jesus was a f**king whistler
Something but to pass the time
The Real Lyrics:
Murder now the path called "must we"
Just because the sun has come
Jesus don't you f***ing whistle
Something but the past and done
The Story: Many cover bands have been known to sing these lyrics. - Submitted by: Evan
Tool's, "Stinkfist"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You want me to pick a picture?
The Real Lyrics:
Chupa minha, pica pintu
The Story: Heh, I didn't realize Maynard was whispering Portuguese before I looked up the lyrics for Stinkfist. - Submitted by: K
Tool's, "Vicariously"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bi Curiously, I live while the whole world dies.
The Real Lyrics:
Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies.
The Story: I always thought the was Bi Curiously until I looked up the lyrics one day to use them in a graphic, needless to say it didn't go with what I was doing and I was quite embarrassed to have been so very badly. - Submitted by: Anna

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