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.
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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!).
I've Suffered a Head Injury album at Amazon.com
And she is Punkarelli, never took advice.
And she a punk who rarely ever took advice.
The Story: Back in high school I was sitting in my friend's room listening to this song. When that part came on, I cluelessly asked who Punkarelli is. She still makes fun of me whenever the song comes on. - Submitted by: Kate
I cannot believe we never docked forty cents, we were only freshmen
I cannot believe we never died for these sins, we were only freshmen
The Story: My friend and I sat in the car while I brought up this misheard lyric. I had figured out the real words by then, but before I could bring up the correction, my friend who fancied himself a music expert, even having auditioned for the Verve Pipe, went on a long, I mean looooonnng ten minute speech about how "we never docked forty cents" meant we never paid our dues, blah blah blah, and the deep hidden meaning within. Then I finally corrected him with the right lyric, but I don't think he heard me. - Submitted by: Tony Young
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