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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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Bad English's, "Price of Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Price of Luvs
The Real Lyrics:
Price of love
The Story: Yes, about the price of diapers, nowadays they are lower! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Bad English's, "Tough Times Don’t Last"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tough Times Don’t Mass, Lovers, Dude!
How do I scare myself these crazy nights, without due
The Real Lyrics:
Tough times don’t last, lovers do!
How do I scare myself these crazy nights, without you
The Story: Dude one time I thought a mass and paying your due.... what’s next? Last Chance On The Stairway is gonna be about how a party gets everyone crazy!? - Submitted by: DireStraitsFan
Bad English's, "When I See You Smile"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get the flu
I’m gonna win the fight
I’m gonna liquefy
The Real Lyrics:
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever make it through
I’m gonna quit the fight
The Story: It kind of sounded like those were the words John Waite was singing back in those days. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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