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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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Simple Minds', "Alive And Kicking"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Kentucky Fried Chicken
11 Herbs and spices
The Real Lyrics:
Alive and kicking,
Stay until your love is
The Story: Work colleague starting singing this once in the office and genuinely believed these were the lyrics. - Submitted by: Jackins
Simple Minds', "Alive and Kicking"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like it kinky
The Real Lyrics:
Alive and kicking
The Story: I was singing these lyrics to my husband and said, you know, not many songs come right out and talked about sex in the early 80's like this one. He was laughing his butt off at me. He still brings it up! - Submitted by: Kimberlyn
Simple Minds', "Book Of Brilliant Things"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Thank you for the trust, meow!
And the memory shine.
The Real Lyrics:
Thank you for the voice, the eyes
And the memory chants.
The Story: Yes, I used to sing it to my cat all the time, my sister asked me what the heck was I singing! - Submitted by: Lili
Simple Minds', "Promised You a Miracle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Guinea pigs are silly things
The Real Lyrics:
Belief is a beauty thing
The Story: Even now I can't unhear this when I listen to it. - Submitted by: Neil Tarbox
Simple Minds', "Sanctify Yourself"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sacrifice yourself
The Real Lyrics:
Sanctify Yourself
The Story: It sounded like “sacrifice”. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Simple Minds', "Sanctify Yourself"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet murgles of straight circumstances.
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet miracles and strange circumstances.
The Story: I couldn't believe that he really sang 'murgles', but I played it for friends, and they agreed that that's what the word was. It wasn't until I upgraded to CD that I got the lyrics and found out what the line really said. - Submitted by: ZZip

There are more Simple Minds misheard lyrics available.

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