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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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Status Quo's, "Red Sky"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a hairy stein behind me.
The Real Lyrics:
I've got a red sky behind me.
The Story: I taped this off Key 103 (Manchester's top ilr station) in 1986 while messing about with a tape recorder. Despite listening loads of times my & my cousin kept singing wrong. I still have a recording of this! - Submitted by: Richard Davies
Status Quo's, "Rockin' All Over The World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a lie, in a lie, in a lie, in a lie
The Real Lyrics:
And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it.
The Story: The whole family thought these were the lyrics (and you're talking six brothers and two sisters!!!) Again, it makes no sense, but that's what we heard. :) - Submitted by: Dom Weaver

There are more Status Quo misheard lyrics available.

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