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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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Delerium's, "Silence"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Heaven holds a censor under
And I wanted to bleed then I'd caught up
When the rain in me subsides
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe that I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides
The Story: Overheard a young lady (age 18-20) singing the misheard lyrics at a party, and was completely convinced theirs was more correct than the multiple sites that contain the correct lyrics. Argued and threatened to end a friendship over the lyrics. Finally admitted that it didn't fit well into the remainder of the song, in spite of a compelling argument about meaning. But ultimately didn't believe anyone that it was wrong. - Submitted by: Ray Jenson
Delerium's, "Silence"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Heaven holds the sense of hunger.
The Real Lyrics:
Heaven holds a sense of wonder.
The Story: I did not mishear this lyric, I found it on an acapella. - Submitted by: BlueGasMask

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