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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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Opeth's, "Ghost of Perdition"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Closer! Harder! Lingering Death!
The Real Lyrics:
Ghost of Mother Lingering Death
The Story: I've assumed for years and years that these are the correct lyrics until I actually read the lyrics. - Submitted by: DoomyMood
Opeth's, "The Baying of the Hounds"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I hear them devouring the
Best made tacos of the Earth
Diabolical beans, open the flowers
The Real Lyrics:
I hear them devouring
Pest-ridden jackals of the Earth
Diabolical beasts and roaming the forests
The Story: Have you heard about this new taco restaurant? Their beans are DIABOLICAL!!! - Submitted by: Blenis
Opeth's, "The Drapery Falls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Deadly badgers made my riffs.
The Real Lyrics:
Deadly patterns made my wreath.
The Story: Also heard by others on Youtube. - Submitted by: A Sammler
Opeth's, "The Moor"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The sires from earth, upon my re chin
The fires from earth, upon my big chin
The Real Lyrics:
The sigh of summer, upon my return
The Story: I learned the one below or from a comment from a yt video. - Submitted by: AmIRightHead07

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