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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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Everclear's, "I Will Buy You a New Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I will buy you some goggles
The Real Lyrics:
I will buy you a garden
The Story: I swear they were going underwater for getting a new life! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Everclear's, "Santa Monica"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want to be your down time , I don't want to be your stool pickin's ..
The Real Lyrics:
I don't wanna be your down time I don't wanna be your stupid game
The Story: When he refers to being down time it just sounded correct as the next phrase - Submitted by: Don Hicks
Everclear's, "Santa Monica"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We all live inside the ocean
The Real Lyrics:
We all live beside the ocean
The Story: It sure sounded that way - if only they were fishes, crabs, sea turtles, or any other sea creature! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Everclear's, "Wonderful"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you're Rita
When you're a reader
The Real Lyrics:
When you're little
The Story: Given what had to do with "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under", I thought it could have been about a reader or Rita. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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