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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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Merle Haggard's, "If We're Not Back in Love By Monday"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If we're not back in love by Monday
We can throw our supper away.
The Real Lyrics:
If we're not back in love by Monday
We can go our separate ways.
The Story: My sister was just a little girl when we notice her singing along with this song and something wasn't quite right. 25 years later, I can still make her fighting mad by bringing it up. - Submitted by: David Johnson
Merle Haggard's, "Okie From Muskogee"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
Where even queers can have a ball
The Real Lyrics:
I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
Where even squares can have a ball
The Story: Watching Hee Haw dvd infomercial. I had to look up the lyric to find out. @@ - Submitted by: Jitsy
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