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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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The Misheard Lyrics:
Philosophy is the dog on a cereal box
The Real Lyrics:
Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box.
The Story: I thought it was about the idea of the picture of a dog on a cereal box and the dog was holding a cereal box with the same picture on it and it would go on and on and on. Philosophical arguments are a bit like that and I thought that was very profound at age about 20 years!! - Submitted by: Fiona Oldham
The Misheard Lyrics:
Drown me in the shallow water, before I get too deep.
The Real Lyrics:
Shove me in the shallow water
The Story: I'd call it the Mandela effect with this one. Many of the people I know from my childhood and still speak with swear that it's "drown me" and not choke me. - Submitted by: Nick
The Misheard Lyrics:
Toke me in the shallow water
Before you get to me
The Real Lyrics:
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
The Story: I always thought this had to do with toking - so I got this. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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