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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!).

The Brothers Johnson - Greatest Hits album at
Brothers Johnson's, "Get the Funk Out Ma Face"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get the f*** outta my face!
The Real Lyrics:
Get the funk out ma face
The Story: It's too easy to make a phonetic mistake, especially when the singing is rapid like on this song. Besides, this song charted up to #30 and a song with the 'F-word' in those days would be hard-pressed to make it so big. But then again, the Eagles' 'Life In The Fast Lane' graced the Top Ten and it has the 'G-word'! Sounds like a double standard here. - Submitted by: GTFO
Brothers Johnson's, "Strawberry Letter 23"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you go driving on CB
The Real Lyrics:
If you arrive and don't see me
The Story: This isn't what I really believed it said; this is what I thought it sounded like. CB radio was the big fad in those days, you understand, which probably made me think of that. I got to hear it on monaural AM radio then, too- not conducive to understanding the words. The actual lyric "If you arrive and don't see me/I'm gonna be with my Baby..." makes infinitely more sense than one about CB radio. - Submitted by: Barry Cox

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