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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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James Brown's, "I Feel Good"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I feel nice, my sugar is fine.
The Real Lyrics:
I feel nice, like sugar and spice.
The Story: I thought they were talking about a diabetic person who was feeling better. - Submitted by: Nora
James Brown's, "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I feel night
The Real Lyrics:
I feel nice
The Story: I thought he said "night". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
James Brown's, "Living In America"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Living in a family car!
The Real Lyrics:
Living in America!
The Story: It's actually an aquaintance of mine who thought the song was about living in a family car until she was about 20 and somebody corrected her! - Submitted by: Alea
James Brown's, "Living in America"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hard-earned roll.
The Real Lyrics:
Hard roll.
The Story: I don't think anyone would want to come to America if you had to work hard just to get a roll. - Submitted by: Doommaster1994
James Brown's, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Papa's got a brand new van.
The Real Lyrics:
Papa's got a brand new bag.
The Story: As a child, I first heard this song on Mrs. Doubtfire. Hearing this song made me think that the family was getting a new van. Later on, I finally realized what the actual lyrics were. - Submitted by: DigitalDavid07
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