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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!).

Nivana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hell if I know, complicated, suffocated.
The Real Lyrics:
An albino, a mosquito, my libido
The Story: I never looked at the lyrics until today. At first, I thought it made even less sense (the whole song, not just this bit) than I already thought it did. The scary thing is, after looking at the lyrics, the context, the mood of the song, and everything, it started to make a lot of sense. - Submitted by: Turner
Nivana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here we are now, eatin' 'taters!
The Real Lyrics:
Here we are now, entertain us!
The Story: All I know when I heard this song all I could hear was someone was eating 'taters, as in potatoes. - Submitted by: Sparkster the Rocket Knight
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