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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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Underworld's, "Born Slippy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've grown so close to you, Boy
And you've just grown boy.
The Real Lyrics:
I've grown so close to you, Boy
And you just groan boy.
The Story: It's funny the first time I heard the title of this wonderful but strange song. I was sure it was titled 'Born Sleepy'. It was logical too, since the movie "Trainspotting" is all about Generation X and drugs. It took a long time to find out the title actually was 'Born Slippy'. [Ed.'s note: This story has nothing to do with the misheard lyric, but the title is nowhere to be found in the song. Or at least not intelligibly.] - Submitted by: Matjaz
Underworld's, "Born Slippy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Nig**r, Nig**r, white thang, Nig**r, Nig**r, white thang
The Real Lyrics:
Mega, Mega, white thang, Mega, Mega, white thang
The Story: The title of the song is also misunderstood...if you look at other people's web pages, it says that the title of the song is 'Born Slippy' (which I also though was the title of the song. I looked on the Trainspotting Soundtrack page and it's 'Born Slippery' - Submitted by: Kim

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