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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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Velvet Underground's, "All Tomorrow's Parties"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A handly done dress from who knows where
The Real Lyrics:
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where
The Story: As a kid I'd think the poor girl had to make her dresses herself (by hand / handly) - Submitted by: tiama
Velvet Underground's, "Venus and Furs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wrapped in estrous
The Real Lyrics:
Strike, dear mistress.
The Story: I kept thinking of a Venus wrapped in fur and how that might be sexy, just like estrus *being in heat* pheromones, so that's all I could think of. - Submitted by: Laurel
Velvet Underground's, "Waiting for the Man"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Eyore shoes and a big straw hat
The Real Lyrics:
PR shoes and a big straw hat.
The Story: But Eyore didn't wear shoes. - Submitted by: Chris Hughes

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