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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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Garbage's, "Cherry Lips"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You could make Roman gas
When you go walking past.
The Real Lyrics:
You could make grown men gasp
When you go walking past.
The Story: I was on a school camp, singing it really loud. Every time I sang, 'Roman gas', my friend would return with, 'Grown men gasp.' It took me 3 days to work it out. - Submitted by: Anna
Garbage's, "Push It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bull shit
The Real Lyrics:
Push it
The Story: I was listening to my Garbage cd while cleaning kitchen and my little brother cam in with a horrified expression on his face. He asked why I was listening to such a 'bad' song, I asked what he meant, he goes 'Erin, they're say (quietly) bull sh*t, aren't they?' I about died laughing while explaining that they were not in fact saying that. - Submitted by: Erin
Garbage's, "Push It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Light the bees on fire.
The Real Lyrics:
Make the beats go harder.
The Story: I was wandering around the asylum in a sleeping bag thinking about my girlfriend while I was listening to 'Push It'. And my associate yelled out 'Light the bees on fire!' I tried to explain it said, 'Make the beats go harder' but he wouldn't listen. - Submitted by: Lord Jeremy
Garbage's, "Push It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Push it
Make the p**** c** harder.
The Real Lyrics:
Push it
Make the beats go harder.
The Story: I saw the music video and went to assumptions. - Submitted by: Elyse

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