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.
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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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Feel my eyes, you've got television.
Feel my eyes, you've got double vision.
Fill my eyes with that double vision.
The Story: The first time I heard this song and thought they were saying "television" rather than "double vision," my mother turned stepmother (obviously not my stepmother anymore) told me that they were saying "double vision," not "television." A friend of mine that I was acquainted with, when I lived in Tampa, thought they were saying "FEEL my eyes" rather than "FILL my eyes." And it DOES sound somewhat like they're saying "FEEL my eyes" rather than "FILL my eyes." And it would be literally impossible to feel another's eyes. And even if you could, it would harm their eyes and it would also be rude. - Submitted by: Isac
The Story: Soap splashing argument in the shower this morning left me chagrined with a funny taste in my mouth. - Submitted by: ummm
In my life, there's been hotcakes and grain
In my life, there's been hot ice and pain
In my life, that's been all I can take.
In my life, there's been heartache and pain.
The Story: I used to hear it a lot when I was younger, and I'd have the radio on to help me to fall asleep. Usually when I heard it, I was falling asleep. So I didn't quite fully hear the lyrics right. - Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
I wanna be sedated.
I want to know what love is.
The Story: Actually, I listen to this song on local radio stations that held western songs since long and Rock Channel already have this song and now kept in other playlist. In the past, I feel misheard with this song because I think that the song is "I Wanna Be Sedated" from Ramones (mainly sung on the first and second chorus repeatedly until fade out). However, after months of studying this song on the internet, I finally found a song whose lyrics mistaken as "I wanna be sedated" and the song that I found earlier is "I Want to Know What Love Is" not "I Wanna Be Sedated". It is revealed that the song "I Wanna Be Sedated" was originally a punk rock song not slow rock song. Also, the duration of the song is more than two minutes and is not comparable to "I Want to Know What Love Is" which is about five minutes in duration. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Be my tonight
Be mine tonight
The Story: Didn't realize how it really sounded like "my" rather than "mine". "Be my tonight" didn't really make any sense, though. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind this time.
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind this time.
The Story: After "Think About the Times" one week ago on rock radio program, I'll hear this program in this week with different playlist and I get "Say You Will" as the next misheard lyrics. It sounding like he want to make up her mind instead of what he won't make up her mind. "Think About the Times" was only the title that I hear and not in the lyrical content but finally "Say You Will" was in the lyrical content when I hear this program that playing this song. I requesting Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" as the next song on this program. I like this song but I'll cry if I hear they playing their guitar solo near the end of the song. About this song: It was "Say You Will", its 1987 single from the sixth studio album, "Inside Information", released on 8 December 1987. It was written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. The album "Inside Information" was including the singles "Can't Wait", "Say You Will" (released on 5 December 1987 and reaching #6 on Billboard's Pop Chart), "I Don't Want to Live Without You" (released in the first three month of 1988 and sizable for pop and adult contemporary radio stations with reaching #5 and #1 on Billboard's Pop Chart and the Adult Contemporary Chart respectively and their upbeat rock material from "Inside Information" would be their last major pop hit to date). - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
The Story: I was riding in the car with my cousins and my dad. My cousin Kevin starts singing, 'Virgin, virgin!', at the top of his lungs. I nearly died laughing because it was so ridiculous. - Submitted by: Becca
Oertchen, auf's Oertchen
Urgent , so urgent
The Story: Unfortunality 'Urgent' sounds like 'Oertchen' in German, which means 'loo' or 'restroom'. So I was quite embarassed hearing the song later with a larger English vocabulary. - Submitted by: Gregory
The Story: I was listening to this song on my father's radio while he was driving. When this song came on, he started to sing 'Oogie, boogie'. When I tried to correct him, he replied, 'The Urgent Boogie?!!' - Submitted by: rocker
Turgent, Turgent, Turgent
Urgent, Urgent, Urgent
The Story: A 6-year old girl I was babysitting at the time kept insisting that we had a song about doing laundry. I told her I couldn't think of what she meant. Then she picked up the Tide box and said 'You know the song, 'Turgent, 'Turgent, 'Turgent. I'm actually glad that was the meaning she got out of the song at the age of 6. - Submitted by: Melanie Mitchelll
The Story: My girlfriend made us laugh so hard when she was singing along about the emergency of there being a virgin in the area! - Submitted by: Kathie
Happy wedding, for a girl like
You to come into my eyes.
I've been waiting, for a girl like you
To come into my life.
The Story: My little cousin told me, "Do you know what is my favourite song?. The Happy Wedding song! I was like, "What's that??" - Submitted by: Maria R
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