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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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Michelle Tumes', "Christe Eleison"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the age of wanton despair
The Real Lyrics:
In the age of want and despair
The Story: I heard this on a CD and at first I heard "wanton despair". Later I suspected the lyrics might say "want and despair" instead. The two sound practically alike. Later checking a lyrics site, I found the latter as the correct lyrics. - Submitted by: Kate Downton
Michelle Tumes', "Lovely"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A thousand times
I look around me and high-five
The Real Lyrics:
A thousand times
I look around me and I find
The Story: The way the music puts a stress on the word "I" of "I find" gave me a clear impression that she was saying "high-five". I didn't even suspect I was mishearing the lyrics at that point until I looked up the lyrics online for a different reason and found the words there to be "I find" rather than "high-five". - Submitted by: Daisy Pappus
Michelle Tumes', "With the Angels"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who wet the angels?
The Real Lyrics:
I'm with the angels.
The Story: This line is oft repeated in the song. The first time I noticed it I got the distinct notion that she was singing "Who wet the angles?". But listening through the whole song helped me guess the real lyrics from other occurrences of this line, as well as the title line "With the angels" (without the "I"). - Submitted by: Daisy Pappus
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