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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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Eskimo Joe's, "Black Fingernails Red Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Street town
The Real Lyrics:
Straight down
The Story: I actually thought that "Street Town" was the name of the song and spent so much time looking for it! - Submitted by: Anonymous
Eskimo Joe's, "Black Fingernails, Red Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't understand the point of fingers.
The Real Lyrics:
All of us stand and point our fingers.
The Story: It's being sung by the guitarist, who would surely understand the point of fingers. - Submitted by: Grod
Eskimo Joe's, "Life Is Better With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Life keeps paddling through.
The Real Lyrics:
Life is better with you.
The Story: I asked my brother which Eskimo Joe song was his favourite. He said, "That one which goes, 'Life keeps paddling through'." - Submitted by: Straxen Zenith

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