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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!).

The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm knockin'
The Real Lyrics:
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I knock it
The Story: Actually, I have always known the correct lyric. I'm reporting that the supposedly correct lyrics on various web sites are wrong about this line. To knock something is to complain about it or disparage it. Nesmith was saying, in effect, "I like the sex, but I don't want a commitment." - Submitted by: Eric Stein
The Misheard Lyrics:
You can't see the forest for the trees
The Real Lyrics:
To try and pull the reins in on me.
The Story: This is what I thought she was saying since the song came out till earlier this year when I looked up the lyrics to see what the other words were. What a surprise to see I was so wrong! - Submitted by: Dianne
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