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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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Franz Ferdinand's, "Do You Want To?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well, here we are at the trans mission party
I love your friends, they're oh so 'otty'.
The Real Lyrics:
Well, here we are at the transmission party
I love your friends, they're all so arty.
The Story: I was always wondering why the singer was talking about his girlfriend's friends being Ottoman (Turkish, prior to 1923). Then I noticed he was Scottish, so it was just his Anglo-Scottish accent. - Submitted by: Alan The Ottoman
Franz Ferdinand's, "Do You Want To"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take me to the water
The Real Lyrics:
Do you, do you want to?
The Story: I thought it had to do with the song "Take Me to the River"! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Franz Ferdinand's, "Take Me Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Har du fiskedej?
The Real Lyrics:
If I move this could die.
The Story: In Danish, the mishearing means "Do you have fish dough?" - Submitted by: Glenn O'Brien
Franz Ferdinand's, "Take Me Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a Cossack.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm just a crosshair.
The Story: I had heard the singer was Scottish, so I wondered why he said he was Cossack (Russian), but it was just his accent! - Submitted by: Emily
Franz Ferdinand's, "The Fallen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
First, she was a f***er
A dirty f***er.
The Real Lyrics:
The fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us.
The Story: I was out with some mates, and this song came on the radio. I sang this line and received a few weird looks, to say the least. - Submitted by: Tommy
Franz Ferdinand's, "This Boy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This boy's so spectacular
Not a boy but a welded bachelor
Not a boy but a well-bred bachelor
The Real Lyrics:
This boy's so spectacular
Not a boy but a wealthy bachelor
The Story: I realized it was weird when i found myself singing this song with the word "welded," then thought maybe they said "well-bred." - Submitted by: Jenny

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