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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.

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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Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Devo's, "Whip It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tattoo the Texas. It’s not too late.
The Real Lyrics:
Try to detect it, it's not too late
The Story: I have only just now, at 52 realised it wasn’t Tattoo the Texas - and was curious after hearing the song on the radio as to what Tattoo the Texas actually meant and to my surprise this site came up. Low and behold - - Submitted by: Paul
Paul Young's, "The Love of the Common People"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream McClean suit
The Real Lyrics:
Daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
The Story: No story, that is what I thought I heard until about 5 years ago - Submitted by: Brian

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New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.


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