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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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Albert Hammond's, "I'm a Train"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Look at me
I'm a chain on a truck
I'm a chain, I'm a chain, I'm a chicken chain, yeah !
The Real Lyrics:
Look at me
I'm a train on a track
I'm a train, I'm a train, I'm a chook-a train, yeah !
The Story: This song was particularly popular in one Chilean radio station in the '80s. I love its rhythm even having no idea (or nonsense) what Hammond was saying. :) - Submitted by: Isabel
Albert Hammond's, "It Never Rains in Southern California"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, matadors.
The Real Lyrics:
But girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours.
The Story: My wife misheard this driving in the car and asked me, "Why is he saying it pours matadors?" She knew that sounded funny. - Submitted by: GlennH
Albert Hammond's, "The Free Electric Band"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My father is a doctor, he's a fat-bellied man
The Real Lyrics:
My father is a doctor, he's a family man
The Story: For FORTY YEARS I've thought that was how it went! (Finally just looked it up.) I could never understand why the subject of the song would make such an insulting remark about someone who did so much for him, according to the rest of the lyrics. Perhaps I was interpreting "fat-bellied" as being stuffy and old-fashioned. - Submitted by: Chuck Eckard
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