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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I don't think it's personal
I don't need this pressure on
The Story: When I first time heard this song, I thought Spandau Ballet really sang 'I don't think it's personal'. When I bought a record containing that song, the song title gave me a hint that it was 'I don't need this pressure on'. - Submitted by: Bandy Boy
The man with the September face
The man with the suit and the pace.
The Story: This is the name of a new Australia play. The title was taken from the mishearing of this lyric - Submitted by: Richard
Work till your muscles howl, all night long
Work till you're musclebound, all night long
The Story: I was being big-headed, telling everyone I was a big Spandau fan, there wasn't a song of theirs I didn't know. When I got up to sing Musclebound, the whole of the pub cracked up. Needless to say, I never sing in public anymore, unless of course I know the right words. - Submitted by: Mandie Brammer
How many cars must I make?
How many cards must I make?
How many calls must I make?
The Story: I debated whether it was "cars" or "cards", but it was actually "calls". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I'm walking in the studio
I'm walking into studio
The Story: The real lyrics don't make sense. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
She said “Walk out the door”
She said “There’s a sempore here”
She said “come on baby I want it raw”
Like a wolf at the door
Like a scratch of a claw
She says "come on baby I want it raw"
The Story: I was watching on Rage when I realised I was wrong on my only listen to this song. My brother still could not untangle the lyrics though I knoew I was wrong. - Submitted by: zhu plantation
There's bunches, too.
This much is true.
The Story: This was my absolute favorite song when I was twelve years old. (My first slow dance with a girl, etc.) Six years later, I was singing the song with my best friend on our drive up to go skiing. He called me on it. "I know there's bunches, too?", he asked. "Bunches of what?", I replied. - Submitted by: Peter
This is the sound of muscles
This is the sound of my soul
The Story: For the past 25 years, I really thought this was the line! - Submitted by: Jennifer
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New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.