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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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Cranberries', "Linger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You got me Roger Roger thing gah ah ah
The Real Lyrics:
You've got me wrapped around your finger... aaaaaahhh.
The Story: Figured this out recently. Not good at hearing lyrics! - Submitted by: Sally
Cranberries', "Linger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You know I'm searching for a friend
The Real Lyrics:
You know I'm such a fool for you
The Story: 28 years later, a song from my youth makes a little more sense. I came here because I thought maybe others heard this same thing. - Submitted by: Rob
Cranberries', "Ode to My Family"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as butter take it if we can
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as fun and take it if we can
The Story: I thought this was an expression relating possibly to a poor family taking advantage of the free extras in life. The Irish inflection didn't help much either. - Submitted by: Todd

There are more Cranberries misheard lyrics available.

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