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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!).


A Thousand Miles album at Amazon.com
Vanessa Carlton's, "A Thousand Miles"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Making my way downtown
Walking past
Spaceships pass and I'm home now.
The Real Lyrics:
Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces pass and I'm homebound.
The Story: It seemed to make sense to say that an alien abducted you, and then brought you home mysteriously. And one of the other lines said, 'If I could fall into the sky'. I thought only an alien could do that - Submitted by: Futurepopstah
Vanessa Carlton's, "Ordinary Day"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can I c** on your hands?
Can I c** on your hands?
The Real Lyrics:
Right in the palm of your hand
Right in the palm of your hand.
The Story: I was driving in my car when I heard this song. I know when you read it, the lyrics don't sound anything like what I thought I heard. But trust me, Vanessa Carlton sang it in a weird voice. - Submitted by: Diz
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