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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!).

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer album at
Elmo & Patsy's, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now we're all sold out of Grandpa.
The Real Lyrics:
Now we're all so proud of Grandpa.
The Story: This almost sounds like a 'twilight zone' experience, but it happened just this way. I was at my cousin's house, and he just started playing Christmas cds, the first I've heard this year. This song came on and I was in the next room, where it sounded exactly like, 'We're all sold out of Grandpa'. I thought, 'What, that doesn't make sense!' And I knew I'd heard it different before, but it took me several moments to think and remember that the real words are, 'We're all so proud of Grandpa'. But it didn't change the fact that that one time it really rung in my ears as 'sold out' rather than 'so proud'. - Submitted by: Consuela Sanchez
Elmo & Patsy's, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
me and Grandpa Weevil
The Real Lyrics:
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe
The Story: I heard sparse fragments of the song while driving at night on I-75, tuned to the abruptly fading signal from a distant AM station. - Submitted by: Bill Galloway
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