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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!).

A Donny Hathaway Collection album at
Donny Hathaway's, "A Song for You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I treated you on Kylie
The Real Lyrics:
I treated you unkindly
The Story: Donny Hathaway treated on Kylie Minogue, who was almost gonna turn 3 years old at the time! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Donny Hathaway's, "And Then There's Maude (Maude's Theme)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
...was a FREEDOM fighter; ...she HAD a sister who really cooked. ...SHES Joan of Arc with the lord to guide her.
The Real Lyrics:
Lady Godiva was a freedom rider. She didn't care if the whole world looked. Joan of Arc with The Lord to guide her. She was a sister who really cooked.
The Story: That's really what I thought the lyrics were all these years...Until TODAY! - Submitted by: Kat DeLucchi
Donny Hathaway's, "And Then There's Maude (Maude's Theme)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Angie Black, she showed up
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't you glad she showed up
The Story: It was something I would sing along to, and I thought that's what he said (I was ten years old). - Submitted by: Wanda
Donny Hathaway's, "And Then There's Maude (Maude's Theme)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
That old compromising
The Real Lyrics:
That uncompromising
The Story: All the lyric sites seem to have this misheard version, which makes no sense in terms of the feminist theme. She UNcompromising, not old-compromising! - Submitted by: Jane
Donny Hathaway's, "This Christmas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
President cars are here
The Real Lyrics:
Presents and cards are here
The Story: Sounded like a motorcade. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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