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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!).

Best Of Emerson Lake And Palmer (Rhino) album at
Emerson, Lake and Palmer's, "Karn Evil 9 (First Impression)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
silent children shivered in the cold
now their plight exploited in the lyrics of the jackasses for gold records
The Real Lyrics:
silent chidren shivered in the cold
now their faces captured in the lenses of the jackals for gold
The Story: As a photographer who traveled to poorer countries to document the conditions that some children lived and DIED in, I was quite offended by this part of the song. I certainly didn't do it for the money, as I probably made a hundredth of the "gold" that these performers did. Without us, they wouldn't have known about it to write this part of the song, but instead of thanking us, they insult us. - Submitted by: Z

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