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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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Fiona Apple's, "Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm feelin' like a Crip in da Hood
The Real Lyrics:
I'm feeling like a criminal.
The Story: The whole Crips vs Bloods gang thing - Submitted by: Matty
Fiona Apple's, "Extraordinary Machine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I need to poop.
The Real Lyrics:
I mean to prove.
The Story: The leaked version sounded like she needed to take a crap. The official version cleared it up. - Submitted by: Mv
Fiona Apple's, "Shadowboxer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here's another sweet Jewish-Eyed swallow
The Real Lyrics:
Here's another speech you wish I'd swallow
The Story: For the longest time I didn't know what the heck Fiona was singing about, then I realized, after singing my lyrics for about a year....groan...I was singing it around my dad once and he looked at me like 'what the heck is wrong with that child?' now I know better to look at the lyric book first. - Submitted by: Jessica
Fiona Apple's, "Sleep to Dream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't wanna sleep a drink
The Real Lyrics:
I don't wanna sleep to dream
The Story: This was something to do with drinking alcohol. It makes you drunk! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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