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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb

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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
Little by little we meet in the needle
The baby in the dark
(Ya gotta be a healer)
You gotta no reason for livin'
You bad old girl with the love you're giving all
The Real Lyrics:
Little by little we meet in the middle
There's danger in the dark
(It oughta be illegal)
You got a reason for livin'
You battle on with the love you're buildin' on
The Story: Barry is hard to enough understand as an adult. Imagine an 8yo girl trying to figure out what he was singing in 1980? HAHA! - Submitted by: Gwuen
Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb's, "What Kind of Fool"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What, what kind of food
'Tis in a pot
Leaving me pain and sorrow
The Real Lyrics:
What, what kind of fool
Tears it apart
Leaving me pain and sorrow
The Story: It's strange what children hear in songs. - Submitted by: Alan Steinle
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