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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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Ben Folds Five's, "Brick"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cos I was tired of lion.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause I was tired of lying.
The Story: I was playing the song for my friend last year and I was really into it, you know, making her really listen and singing along and everything. When it got to this part, it got really quiet so I just mouthed the words and she looked at me like I was crazy and asked, 'Why was he tired of a lion?' - Submitted by: Michelle
Ben Folds Five's, "Brick"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's a brick and I'm trowelling slowly
The Real Lyrics:
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
The Story: I had a fight with my new boyfriend because he swore these were the words to this song. I knew I was right, being a Ben Folds fan from way back. He so wanted to convince me that he was right he said his friend had the lyrics, which he had checked to make sure he was correct, and offered to borrow the lyrics from his 'friend' to show me. i said that it was okay, I believed him. We laugh about it now. Well, I do! - Submitted by: amy-victoria
Ben Folds Five's, "Kate"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The next day she masturbates
and walks through the garden so her brothers can see.
The Real Lyrics:
Her mixed tape's a masterpiece.
She walks through the garden so the roses can see.
The Story: I have a good friend named Kate. One day I mentioned to a mutual friend that the song sounded a lot like Kate, except for the whole masturbating thing. Of course, the friend was rather confused at first, and she still teases me about it. Oops! - Submitted by: Becca

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