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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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Righteous Brothers', "Soul And Inspiration"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Will kill me, I swear it to all the loose women.
The Real Lyrics:
Will kill me, I swear it dear my soul can't bear it.
The Story: The misheard lyric was belted-out by a lounge singer I saw in Pittsburgh. I tried to stifle my laughter. - Submitted by: Ian Flint
Righteous Brothers', "Soul And Inspiration"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Without you, baby, but girl, I'd
But girl I'd die.
The Real Lyrics:
Without you baby, what good am I,?
Oh, what good am I?
The Story: For most of the time that I've been at all familiar with this song, I though that the above misheard lyrics were correct. There was nothing elsewhere in the song to make me doubt them. They would fit right in, since the song elsewhere proclaims, 'If you go it would kill me.' - Submitted by: Robert Jones
Righteous Brothers', "Soul And Inspiration"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're my soul and my high school menstruation.
You're my soul and my highest inspiration.
The Real Lyrics:
You're my soul and my heart's inspiration.
The Story: There are at least two different kinds of misheard lyrics. There are those you could go years thinking to be the real lyrics without seeing anything amiss about them, like the second misheard version above. Then there are those where you might think 'It really sounded like that', but you know from the start that the song coldn't possibly say that. The first misheard version above is in that category. I really thought it sounded like that the first time I ever listened closely to the song. But being sure that I misheard it, I listened closely repeatedly and finally singled in on an assurrance that the second misheard version was the real lyrics to that line. And so I thought for years until I saw the lyrics on a web site. - Submitted by: Heather Patton

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