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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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Adam & The Ants', "Ant Rap"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Liberty and quality, hold your blisters, ray, ray, ray.
Glossy liver, tune his hand, and climb, climb up!
The Real Lyrics:
Liberté, egalité, au jourd'hui c'est très très très
Voici l'opportunité nous incroyables!
The Story: Well, of course I had no idea what Adam was saying---he was rapping in French! Why the heck does he do that??? - Submitted by: Christina
Adam & The Ants', "Ant Rap"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Marco, Merrick, Dairylea
The Real Lyrics:
Marco, Merrick, Terry Lee
The Story: My mum thought Adam Ant was referring to Dairylea - she used to put it in my brother's sandwiches for work. - Submitted by: pickle*
Adam & The Ants', "Stand & Deliver"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Qua qua, Bo Diddley, qua qua
The Real Lyrics:
Qua qua, da diddley, qua qua
The Story: My sister wasn't the only one to mishear this as someone wrote to Bruno Brookes on Radio 1 at the time about it. He said the line actually refers to Bo Diddley being a rock n' roll pioneer - 'qua' meaning something like Q.E.D., or 'which was to be proved'. - Submitted by: pickle*
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