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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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Duncan Sheik's, "Barely Breathing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am barely breathing and I can't find Pierre
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause I am barely breathing
And I can't find the air.
The Story: I remember riding in the backseat of to car when this song came on. I started belting out the words that I thought were the correct ones and my parents dying laughing. To this day my parents still laugh anytime they hear this song. - Submitted by: Jessica Lowery
Duncan Sheik's, "Barely Breathing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Island valley breezes
The Real Lyrics:
I am barely breathing.
The Story: I worked in a record store when this song was released. A customer came in looking for the song about 'Island Valley Breezes.' I had to get her to sing the song before I realized that she had misheard the lyrics. - Submitted by: the mome
Duncan Sheik's, "Barely Breathing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The black girls that surround you are heavier by far.
The Real Lyrics:
The black holes that surround you are heavier by far.
The Story: I thought this line seemed like a little offensive when I first heard it and low and behold, I misheard them. - Submitted by: Corey
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