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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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Newsboys', "Breakfast"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When the Big One finds you
May this song remind you
That they don't serve breakfast, inhale.
The Real Lyrics:
When the Big One finds you
May this song remind you
That they don't serve breakfast in Hell.
The Story: My cousins Kayla and Marcus and I were sitting in their van waiting for my aunt to come back to the van. 'Breakfast' was on the radio, and Marcus said, 'Did they just say to inhale breakfast?' Kayla and I were like, 'Huh?' And Marcus said, 'It sounded like they said, 'They don't serve breakfast, inhale.'' Kayla explained what it really said. - Submitted by: Wouldntujustliketoknow
Newsboys', "Entertaining Angels"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Postal Heaven, sing over me.
The Real Lyrics:
Host of Heaven, sing over me.
The Story: This line caused a lot of confusion between my best friend and I. We kept wondering what 'Postal Heaven' was. Where the postal workers go when they die?!! We knew that wasn't really what the song was saying. When we finally figured it out, we felt rather dumb. - Submitted by: Kelly
Newsboys', "In the Hands of God"
The Misheard Lyrics:
...Giving a speedo
The Real Lyrics: us freedom.
The Story: In the back seat of a car, with the air conditioning on, with the stereo on very quietly, you are bound to hear something completely different. - Submitted by: JeReMy
Newsboys', "Shine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Make 'em wish that they were not on the outside lookin' for it.
The Real Lyrics:
Make 'em wish that they were not on the outside lookin' bored.
The Story: I had to listen to this song 100 times before even understanding that part. - Submitted by: Ashley
Newsboys', "The Fad Of the Land"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a merry maid.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm a marinade.
The Story: My sister was working out and listening to this cd, when she came running into the house, saying, 'I've got to see the words to that merry maid song.' I gave her the funniest look. She's never lived it down. We went and saw the Newsboys in concert and they played this song. We died laughing the entire time. It was great. - Submitted by: Meggen Remillard
Newsboys', "Wanna Live with Abandon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna live with Batman.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna live with abandon.
The Story: My dad thought that it was weird that this was a Christian song that referenced Batman, so we asked him what he was talking about. He said he just couldn't understand why they wanted to live with Batman! We straightened it out for him. - Submitted by: KB

There are more Newsboys misheard lyrics available.

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