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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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Erasure's, "Blue Savannah"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Blue savannah sod
Blue savannah sock
The Real Lyrics:
Blue savannah song
The Story: When I was younger, I never knew what the lead singer was going on about here because of that echo/wind-tunnel effect on his voice a la Phil Collins. Blue savannah sod/sock? What in the crepe of Peter did that have to do with anything? Though I know what he says, I still sing my rendition nowadays just to invoke a bit of nostalgia. - Submitted by: Missy Bass
Erasure's, "Hi-NRG"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And with your love, I don't need my men
I don't need success.
The Real Lyrics:
And with your love, I don't need money
I don't need success.
The Story: Well, we all know Andy Bell (Erasure's lead singer) is gay. So when I first heard this, I thought he was singing about a new bloke he loves so much, he has dumped his current boyfriend. - Submitted by: Jason
Erasure's, "It Doesn't Have to Be"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You are Budweiser
The Real Lyrics:
You are on one side
The Story: I thought it was about beer. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Erasure's, "Love Affair"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do I bet it all on love
Or change in 3 cows?
The Real Lyrics:
Do I bet it all on love
Or change and freak out?
The Story: I was sitting playing on my play staion with my husband Mick when this song came on. I asked him, 'What the h*** has this song got to do with cows?' Mick just cracked up at me. I can't even listen to the song any more without feeling shame. - Submitted by: annmarie
Erasure's, "Love to Hate You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I love to Youtube
The Real Lyrics:
I love to hate you
The Story: Not me but my girlfriend, we were listening to this song in the car and she asked me why he is singing about loving YouTube so much. - Submitted by: Gian
Erasure's, "Oh L'amour"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Herbivore, broke my heart now I'm...
The Real Lyrics:
Oh l'amour, broke my heart now I'm aching for you
The Story: I'm am so surprised Google was able to connect me to this song considering I literally searched it with "herbivore." Heard it on the radio and was very confused, lol - Submitted by: George
Erasure's, "Solsbury Hill"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tentacles, I heard a voice
The Real Lyrics:
Came in close, I heard a voice
The Story: I thought it was something about something inside animals! - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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