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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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Melissa Manchester's, "Nice Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Nice girls (nice girls)
They all gotta potty
Nice girls (nice girls)
They doo-doo.
The Real Lyrics:
Nice girls (nice girls)
Think a lot about it
Nice girls (nice girls)
They do it too.
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought I must be mishearing it. But if perchance I wasn't, I thought, gee, she's being uncommonly (may I say refreshingly?) realistic about a generally taboo subject that gives people considerable angst. Eventually along came the internet with its lyric sites. So I was able to check, and as I suspected all along, I had misheard it. Instead, she was talking about something that had become considerably less of a taboo by the 1970s. - Submitted by: Julia
Melissa Manchester's, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She is really a gnome
The Real Lyrics:
She is really in love
The Story: I thought she WOULD be a gnome. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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