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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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Walter Egan's, "Magnet and Steel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
For you are a magnate and I am steel
The Real Lyrics:
For you are a magnet and I am steel
The Story: Much prefer my lyric. Not only is she attracted to him — she nurtures him, moulds him, shapes him, makes him what he is. In return, he reveals his secrets to her. - Submitted by: Davo
Walter Egan's, "Magnet and Steel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
For you are a man, and I am, still.
The Real Lyrics:
For you are a magnet, and I am steel.
The Story: As a child, I was confused why this man was singing this to another man, but these days I probably wouldn't question it even if it was about that. - Submitted by: Cyndi
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