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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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Turtles', "It Ain't Me Babe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No, no, no, they need me.
The Real Lyrics:
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe.
The Story: I have the original version by Bob Dylan on a cd. I've heard the Turtles version on the radio for a long time, but I never put two and two together for a long time until I heard a dj say the title. This may be the only time ever that Bob Dylan's version of a song was easier to understand than the cover version! Bob clearly says 'It ain't me, babe'. - Submitted by: Jeffro

There are more Turtles misheard lyrics available.

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