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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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Nancy Sinatra's, "Lightning's Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stay away from Lightning Girl
And this part of town
Stay away from Lightning Girl
Or she'll put you down.
The Real Lyrics:
Stay away from Lightning's girl
And this part of town
Stay away from Lightning's girl
Or he'll put you down.
The Story: Clearly Lightning is the nickname of a dangerous gang member; and Nancy is saying to stay away from his girlfriend. As a very small child, I thought the song was about Lighting Girl, who must have lightning bolt super powers and was therefore a public menace. The song goes on to say when lightning comes down the street you should run away. If bolts of lightning are blasting down the street, it is a good sign Lightning Girl is close behind, so this sounds like good advice. - Submitted by: Brian
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