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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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Barry McGuire's, "Eve Of Destruction"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Regina.
The Real Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Red China.
The Story: My mother grew up in a small city about 150 miles from Regina, Saskatchewan (rhymes with a female body part, thus sounds similar to Red China in the song). She used to hear this lyric incorrectly and wonder, 'Why is there so much hate there? I live in Regina.' To me, it's a funny story. - Submitted by: Mean Gene
Barry McGuire's, "Eve of Destruction"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The East End world
The Real Lyrics:
The Eastern world
The Story: It often confused me with the song "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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