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.
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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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Closer than my peep-sha-wa to me.
Closer than my peeps you are to me.
The Story: My husband asked the reggae band playing in Jamaica (on our honeymoon) what a Peep-sha-wa was! - Submitted by: Mary
Grill you're my angel, my dartin' angel
Closure than my peeps you are to me, Baby
Shorty you're my angel, my dartin' angel
Girl you're my friend when I'm in heat, Baby
Girl, you're my angel, my darlin' angel
Closer than my peeps you are to me, Baby
Surely you're my angel, my darlin' angel
Girl, you're my friend when I'm in need, Baby
The Story: I went home with a friend one night after school. Her mother was standing in the kitchen making supper, singing these lyrics as loud as she could, not realizing we were there. - Submitted by: Vehad Akoje
You're my dog named Angel
Your my darlin' Angel
The Story: Between the name "Shaggy" and the way he sings around this part (almost "bark"-like to my ears), I spent years thinking Shaggy was singing to a dog. - Submitted by: Tin Ears
Mr. Oompa Loompa
Mr. Lover Lover
The Story: Heard it on a commercial and I had to look it up because the song is so cool. I thought he was saying people call him Mr. Oompa Loompa. I searched it up on google and SOMEHOW, Mr. Boombastic still came up. - Submitted by: Jess
She touch me on the butt (she says boom boom boom).
She touch me on my back (she says boom boom boom).
The Story: I was scared that the lady was talking about Shaggy's farting problem. - Submitted by: Phantasm
You are the born enemy of the cheese
Fa me a razor, love ya the peas.
Well, you a the bun and me a the cheese
And if me a the rice, well maybe you a the peas.
The Story: I thought he was singing a song about a fat chick. "Enemy of the cheese?!" Wha? - Submitted by: jspengs
Jayla, I need to be sure
Come back and see me in two years or more
Hey love I need to be sure
Come back and see me in two years or more
The Story: My family would always interpret the song title 'Hey Love' as if Shaggy was singing to me or referring to me in the song, like Shaggy knows I exist. - Submitted by: Jayla
Bangin' on the bathroom door
Bangin' on the bathroom floor
The Story: I announced to everyone I knew (at work and home) that 'I love this song!!!' .. I would crank up the volume and sing along... it's a catchy little tune that seemed at first to be about someone wanting in the bathroom! But my son and his 13 year old friends broke the news to me... it's about a man getting caught by his girlfriend 'doing' the neighbor repeatedly in various places all over his house! - Submitted by: Darcy
Let's review the situation that you're caught up inna
Best for you and the situation not to call the beaner.
The Story: Y'all have the lyrics backwards cause I've listened to the song and also cross referenced it with many lyric sites. Not ONE has your "correct" lyrics. So thanks for taking the time to update this. Also if you don't want people entering correct lyrics on this form best thing to do would be to make the "lyric corrections" more accessible. I still didn't find it and I've been all over the site, even the FAQs, like I said. Another thing you said in the FAQ that incorrect lyrics doesn't make the misheard lyrics any less funny.. and that's not true. It actually DOES make them not funny at all cause you don't really have anything to compare it to. As far as people making up things and you editing them and weeding it out?? Well I'm gonna have to respectfully call bullshit cause if you go to Shaggy's "It wasn't me" for example.. someone entered long ass misheard lyrics that they obviously thought was funny and not only was it not funny but there's no way they heard all that.. they just entered things they thought were stupid or humorous and y'all let it slide! Which is a total shame cause it really does give the site less credibility . You should honestly make it where someone misheard the same set of lyrics before you enter it. Else it just comes across like a lame fake lyric site/blog by a 13 yr old. Cause honestly at first I was so excited to find this site but after reading a couple of songs I see that you just add whatever you think is funny whether it's true or not... which makes it a PARODY, NOT misheard lyrics... and that came outta YOUR mouth. You also need a suggestion form. It'd help with people not using this form. And like I said before.. either fix or make accessible the link to correct lyrics. Thank you for your time. I only want to help make the site better for you guys. I will continue to check back with the site for changes and credibility before I start recommending it to friends and co workers. - Submitted by: Tonya Dykes
She said our dinner over was.
She stayed until it was over.
The Story: When I first heard this song it really confused me! I thought 'were they having dinner, and then he escaped?' - Submitted by: shaheen
It wasn't me.
The Story: Girls in a disco in Hungary. They didn't speak any English, so they thought that Shaggy was singing about Vasoline. My Hungarian friend asked them was they were singing---quite a laugh when she found. She was laughing so hard she had to leave the dance floor. :) - Submitted by: tom
You know she not gonna be worrying 'bout things from the Paas
You know she not gonna be worrying 'bout things from the past
The Story: Shaggy's reggae-style singing made it somewhat hard to understand, and I really thought he said "Paas", as in Easter egg dye. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Oh Carolina, I know the score county lost 3-4
Oh Carolina My love. Jump and prance
The Story: Shaggy apparently met a Nottingham girl called Carolina who was a devoted Notts county fan, Anyway the first night they met Carolina was frantic to hear her teams result and Shaggy knew it, however not knowing anything about English football he told her 3-4 instead of 4-3 hence the song - Submitted by: SPECTERO FRANCHETTI
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