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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!).

Mit City's, "Bicycle Trail"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe, I don't want a payoff Indian
Maybe, I just want this to end.
The Real Lyrics:
Maybe, I don't want a payoff in the end
Maybe, I just want this to end.
The Story: My friend heard this first, then asked me if 'a 'payoff Indian' was another way of saying 'Indian giver'. - Submitted by: Sarah
Mit City's, "When You Grew Up (I Became A Giant)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cuz I kinda miss the jaded Jew.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cuz I kinda miss the jaded you.
The Story: Mike of the band Mit City was telling a story at his last show. He told how he sang the line once, and a guy stormed out thinking he had said 'Jew,' So now he always overpronounces it, or sings 'Jew' as a joke. - Submitted by: Sarah
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