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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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Nick Drake's, "Pink Moon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bingo Moon
The Real Lyrics:
Pink Moon
The Story: I adore this song and I was scandalized when my best friend asked me what was up with the bingo song on the mix cd I made her. So we got another friend and asked her to judge whether Nick was singing 'Pink' or 'Bingo.' She came down squarely on the side of 'Bingo,' but also suggested that it might be 'Pinko Moon,' implying residual anti-Communism. Give me a break, guys! - Submitted by: settergirl83
Nick Drake's, "Things Behind the Sun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh yeah, well I say
The Real Lyrics:
Who'll hear what I say?
The Story: I confidently sang "ooh yeah, well I say" for 3 years before reading the lyrics and realising I had it wrong the whole time. - Submitted by: K
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