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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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Nickel Creek's, "Out Of The Woods"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come out of sequesture and be.
The Real Lyrics:
Come out of the question and be.
The Story: 'My' version makes more sense in the context of the song - Submitted by: dobbs
Nickel Creek's, "Speak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it's you and me and the silent sea
I offer my heart to yours.
The Real Lyrics:
And it's you and me and the sun and sea
I'll offer my arm to yours.
The Story: No, but I'm blaming my headphones for this one. - Submitted by: Zita
Nickel Creek's, "Sweet Afton"
The Misheard Lyrics:
How pleasant thy bake sale in the valley below
The sweet smell of bird s*** my Mary and me.
The Real Lyrics:
How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below
The sweet-smelling birk shades my Mary and me.
The Story: I was singing this in a college library loudly with my friend to disturb the other students. Only she and I could hear the music through our headphones. It was bad times when people were not only upset because we were being obnoxious, but I found out I was singing the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: Brett

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