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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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Traffic's, "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The sound that you're hearing is only the sound of the Luftwaffe's high heeled boys.
The Real Lyrics:
The sound that you're hearing is only the sound of the low spark of high heeled boys.
The Story: I grew up with seven older siblings, so I was exposed to some incredible music from an early age. When I was around 8 I heard the song a few times and I thought it was about German soldiers a la Hogan's Heroes. I think that once I thought they were saying Luftwaffe, and then heard the line about 'Today you just read that the man was shot dead by a gun that didn't make any noise" it made some kind of strange sense to me. - Submitted by: TJ

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