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.
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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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I want you to queef in my ear.
I want you to quicken my end
The Story: My friends and I were sitting around in a dorm room listening to music and burst out laughing at that part. - Submitted by: Amsyy
I will deflower you.
I will devour you.
The Story: My husband and I were driving down the road one day when this song came on the radio. My husband was singing along and I realized he was singing 'I will deflower you' instead of 'devour you'. To this day he has yet to live it down. - Submitted by: Robyn
C'mon, get your monkey down with the sickness.
Come on get up and get down with the sickness.
The Story: My friend's mom was singing along to this one day in the car and sang the wrong lyric. We've been giving her heck about it ever since. - Submitted by: Lucy
Yo, mother get up
Come on get down with the syphillis.
Come on and get up
Come on get down with the sickness.
The Story: It's my music. But when I first met my wife, she heard the song and asked me, "Why would someone want their mother to come down with VD?" [Ed.'s note: Is Debra you or your wife? This sound to me like either you entered this with your wife's name or you are the male model of a lesbian marriage (not that there's anything wrong with it).] - Submitted by: Debra
You father get up
Come on, get down with the sickness.
You f***er, get up
Come on, get down with the sickness.
The Story: I was pretty young when this song came out, so when I first heard it on the radio I didn’t know the f word and most of the music that I listened to didn’t contain profanity. The radio also blurred out the first syllable of the word and it sounded most like father to me. Also, the previous lyric started with “You mother, get up”. It made sense to my young self that the next lyric would be addressed to the other parent, the father, i.e. “You father, get up”. Lol. I learned my mistake several years later during my teen years. - Submitted by: Alex
Monkey down with the sickness
Come on, get down with the sickness
The Story: This is actually not mine (this time), but it can be credited to a couple of morning DJ's who perhaps thought the band was singing about animal rights or something. - Submitted by: Tiffany
You will long and give this one more try
You alone will marry me tonight.
You alone can give this one more try
You alone will bury me tonight.
The Story: This completely changed my perception of the song's subject. - Submitted by: Calla
You see I am not evil Satan
You see I cannot be forsaken
The Story: Always sounded like that to me when it came out. Years later felt like an idiot when I saw the actual lyrics - Submitted by: Nel Zelpher
Seven now go to heaven
Devon is now in heaven
The Story: I aint sure if those are the real lyrics - Submitted by: Sven Gustavo
Sweet Surrender to the Enchilada Night
Sweet Surrender to the angel I denied
The Story: I recall having many 'sweet surrenders' after my enchilada nights, personally! - Submitted by: Jonathan
Those wandering mimes who took you for a whacking whore.
"Those one track minds that took you for a working whore" (originally 'boy' in Tears For Fears)
The Story: I kept picturing mimes trying to buy a prostitute! - Submitted by: Heather
As the countless number of horde and world wide renown
All the pygmy sons of thunder will roll up their sleeves.
As the countless numbers hunger for world wide renown
All the pimping sons of plunder will roll up their sleeves.
The Story: I always wondered what the h*** 'a pygmy son of thunder' was until I read the lyrics on line. Of course, 'pygmy sons of thunder' had evolved from 'picking (like a guitar) sons of thunder', which is what I originally thought, because of the music-industry attacking lyrics. So that leaves one question: What the h*** is a 'pimping son of plunder'? - Submitted by: Jester
I am strict in the name of Tuna
I am stricken and can't let you go
The Story: I swear this is what I heard, I blame guitar hero for likely using a different recording of the song (I don't remember what it sounded like) - Submitted by: Macaroni Man
All I wanted was just one f***
One tiny little innocent f***.
All I wanted was just one rock
One tiny little innocent rock.
The Story: I thought this guy was moaning about how a girl had turned him down for a one night stand. I sung it that way for two years, until my boyfriend kindly pointed out that I had the lyrics wrong. But that, of course, he didn't mind my version and I could sing it that way anytime I liked. - Submitted by: leila
Deep in my plate,
deep in my bowl,
I eat Spaghetti-O's!
Look in my face,
step in my soul,
I begin to Stupify!
The Story: My friends would always sing the 'misheard' line of the song on purpose to try and make fun of it because they knew I liked it. So, everytime it came on the radio, they would sing it, no matter how dumb it sounded. The funny yet sad thing is, it fits rather nicely... - Submitted by: Brian Baumgartner
Look in my bag
Look at my fries
Thought I said 'Super-size!
Look in my face
Stare in my soul
I begin to stupify
The Story: I work with a crackhead and one day we went to McDonald's to eat. We went through the drive-through and he ordered his meal super-size. After we got our food, we left and were driving back to work when he realized his fries weren't super-sized. Then 'Stupify' came on the radio and he starts screaming 'LOOK IN MY BAG, LOOK AT MY FRIES, THOUGH I SAID SUPER-SIZE!! AHHH!!' - Submitted by: JohnnyMyers
Looky mafay, step in my sore
I think I'm a superfly, raaa!
Look in my face, stare in my soul
I begin to stupify, rock!
The Story: I like to embarass myself. Yes, I do. My boyfriend, being a bit drunk, started to flap his arms and shout about how he could fly. He crashed to the ground, then I began singing, 'I think I'm a superfly.' He exclaimed, 'Eh?' After I'd explained myself and been laughingly corrected, I made a silent pact to stick to singing in the shower (where the only people who can hear me are the Bengali neighbours who can't speak a word of English.) Therefore, they will never notice my lyrical dyslexia. - Submitted by: Lee
Look inside it’s an anchovie, ahh
Look inside and see what you’re becoming
The Story: I’ve known this song for a while and then today I was just sitting doing my math homework and I heard it, very clearly. - Submitted by: Alyssa
Souls sleep soundly in your beds tonight
So sleep soundly in your beds tonight
The Story: I found out I was wrong during a karaoke performance, and stopped singing while loudly exclaiming "what the f***, it's not souls" - Submitted by: Minx
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