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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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Wilco's, "Casino Queen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Casino Queen
My Lotramine
The Real Lyrics:
Casino Queen
My Lord, you're mean.
The Story: My boyfriend was singing 'Lotramine' version. He really thought that's what it was, and maintains it is a superior lyric. Interpreted as Lotramine=healing. - Submitted by: Dana
Wilco's, "Handshake Drugs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Inside our love, what a laugh
I was looking for you.
The Real Lyrics:
Inside, out of love, what a laugh
I was looking for you.
The Story: I've used this in a breakup letter, incorrectly. It made sense though: thinking I could find someone's real self inside a love that maybe wasn't so honest. Ah well, I guess I could claim it as my own poetry now. - Submitted by: Margaret
Wilco's, "I'm the Man Who Loves You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves Sue.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves you.
The Story: Jeff Tweedy has been known to sing this in live performances (his wife's name is Sue). - Submitted by: yoda
Wilco's, "The Late Greats"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The best laugh never leaves your lungs.
The Real Lyrics:
The best life never leaves your lungs.
The Story: I kind of liked it the way I first heard it. I thought it was describing the kind of laugh that's so good you can't even breathe. I'm not sure I can conjure up an image for the best life not leaving my lungs, but for Jeff Tweedy (Wilco's singer), I'll try. - Submitted by: Margaret

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