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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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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's, "Old Time Rock & Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Today's music ain't got the same song.
The Real Lyrics:
Today's music ain't got the same soul.
The Story: The misheard lyrics used to make me think that two radios were playing and they were on different stations. - Submitted by: Wimpy
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tight pants; points; hollering out
The Real Lyrics:
Tight pants; points hardly renowned
The Story: I thought the lyrics referred to male and female parts jutting out ("points") and both parties "hollering" because the jeans were so tight. - Submitted by: Stephen Jackson
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's, "Old Time Rock & Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Call me a radicall, me what you will.
Call me erratic, call me what you will.
The Real Lyrics:
Call me a relic, call me what you will.
The Story: Two reasons for this mistake; 1)I thought Bob segar was simply trying to fit two lines into one -- 'Call me a radical,' and 'Call me what you will.' 2)Often in the late-1970's there was a concensus that die-hard rockers who stuck to their guns in the days of disco, were somehow atavistic, radical, leftover hippies, and this line was an 'in your face' reaction to those who would criticize him for not joining all the other disco-maniacs at the time. - Submitted by: The Skuz
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