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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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Modest Mouse's, "Bury Me With It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pies are better than women.
The Real Lyrics:
Please bury me with it.
The Story: I was in the car with my mom listening to Modest Mouse's new cd. She was saying how weird it is, and how they probably wrote in when they were high. Then I started listening to the lyrics closer, and it sounded like 'Pies are better than women'. I thought, 'Well maybe my mom is right'. - Submitted by: Allison
Modest Mouse's, "Dashboard"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It was a tight ass that ass
The Real Lyrics:
It wasn't quite as bad as
The Story: Heard this playing over the speaker system at a local well-known "home improvement warehouse" and wondered why they were playing it in that setting until I found out what the lyrics really were. I thought it was about something completely different! - Submitted by: Fred
Modest Mouse's, "Teeth Like God's Shoeshine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Find out from the dentist the end and the best of it.
The Real Lyrics:
Find out the beginning the end, and the best of it.
The Story: Kinda made sense to me since the title is about teeth. - Submitted by: JessMaf

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