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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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Commodores', "Brick House"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I've laid a stack that's a fact; ain't holdin' nothin' back
The Real Lyrics:
And that lady's stacked that's a fact; ain't holdin' nothin' back
The Story: I couldn't understand during that decade how something so explicit as "Laid a stack" could be played on the radio. I was at a music store and looked at the sheet music before I actually knew the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Linda
Commodores', "Brick House"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake a cow, shake a cow, now.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it down, Shake it down now
The Story: Ever since I was a kid, when I first heard this song. I have always thought the verse was "shake a cow". So as a lad, I have always called it "The cow song". Years later, a coworker also noted that the song sounded like "shake a cow", and he and I became awesome friends. We both laugh at this song everytime we hear it. I believe I submitted the first "shake a cow" misheard lyric here ages ago, but wanted to add the story as well. - Submitted by: Steveo

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