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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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Mark Knopfler's, "Before Gas and TV"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And we'd sit around the fires
Pass a bottle of wine
In the tales of the road
Since time Adamite
The Real Lyrics:
And we'd sit around the fires
Pass a bottle of wine
In the tales of the road
Since time out of mind
The Story: There are a few things I did not hear correctly in this song, but this one in the 4th verse I was sure I understood, and I thought "Adamite" was a fine phrase for something old or eternal. Not so. But I still think it is better than the original text :-) - Submitted by: Lutz
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