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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Brian & Michael

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!).

Brian & Michael's, "Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And he painted b*****d men
And b*****d cats and dogs.
The Real Lyrics:
And he painted matchstalk men
And matchstalk cats and dogs.
The Story: One of my mates told me how he got told off by his parents for singing along to this song using a rude word. Although he was only 4 at the time, I doubt he knew what the rude word was (never mind what it made). - Submitted by: Dave
Brian & Michael's, "Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He takes his pressurny weights
Outside those factory gates.
The Real Lyrics:
He takes his brush and he waits
Outside those factory gates.
The Story: My daughter has always sang the misheard version. When we moved (to a new) house years later, I found a label on the weights of my pressure cooker that read: 'Pressurny weights'. - Submitted by: chippie
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