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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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Emmylou Harris', "Better Of Without You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Never rode without you
The Real Lyrics:
Better off without you.
The Story: I was trying to play the song for a friend because I thought it was soooo romantic that she never rode a horse without her lover -- coudn't find it! When I did, I was soooo disappointed that I had to write a song, 'Never Rode Without You.' - Submitted by: Maria Weir Werth
Emmylou Harris', "Going Back to Harlan"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going back to Harlem
The Real Lyrics:
I'm going back to Harlan
The Story: The actual reference is to Harlan county, Kentucky but it sure sounds like Harlem. What makes it even funnier is that Emmylou is about the whitest singer I've ever heard. - Submitted by: Jeffrey
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