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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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Reel Big Fish's, "Alternative, Baby"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, little turnip girl.
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, little alternative girl.
The Story: I was singing along to this at school, and the teacher came up behind me and announced to the class that I was singing about turnips. Then he confiscated my CD player. - Submitted by: Wolfy
Reel Big Fish's, "Sell Out"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well I know you can't work in fast food all your life
But don't shine that egg tonight
The Real Lyrics:
Well I know you can't work in fast food all your life
But don't sign that check tonight
The Story: I heard this one when I was only half-listening to the track (I usually get the lyrics right on this one). When coupled with the fact that I'd just watched 'Cool Runnings' with that scene with the 'lucky egg' I guess the two things just got mixed up somewhere. I've gotta admit, it makes the song a bit more interesting.. - Submitted by: Haz-Man

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