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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Caroline Polachek

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 Misheard Lyrics:
Rana Rana Rana René
Rana Rana Rana René
The Real Lyrics:
Running, Running,
Running, Running
The Story: In most parts of Latin America Kermit, the frog is called "Rana René". Though it is a popular character, I found it was weird that it was part of this Caroline's lyric. I finally understood that the stretched word was "running" but for my Argentinean ears, the "ing" sounded nearer to an "e" than to an "i" (Spanish phonetics). Even though I know the "true" word is "running" I still listen to "Rana René" every time I hear the song. Or maybe what I hear is something in between these two words, a strange displacement between words, meaning, and sounds "Running René?". - Submitted by: CC
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