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!).
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents the Steve Miller Band album at Amazon.com
Big old Aunt Jamima, don't carry me to far away...
Big old jet airliner
The Story: Not really...just hearing this junior exec singing softly to herself in the elevator elevator muzak was playing the song, she provided the lyrics...I was choking on my latte...she was new & I didn't want to hurt her feelings (Seattle, WA 1981) - Submitted by: Niki McGuinn
Big Hotel with the lights on
Big ole jet airliner
The Story: This is what my friend thought the song said when we were in high school. - Submitted by: Jill
Big ol Aunt Jemimah Don't Carry me too far away
Big ol Jet Airliner Don't Carry me too far away
The Story: I thought the song was about the syrup lady aunt jemimah. There used to be a commercial where she was giant size, talked and carried things....I thought Steve Miller might have been on acid and wrote the song about Big Ol Aunt Jemimah, don't carry me too far away. If you think I'm crazy...listen to the song again....it still sounds like Aunt Jemimah to me! - Submitted by: Kathy
Big ol' Chad Airliner
Big ol' jet airliner
The Story: Growing up my sister thought the lyrics said Chad airliner. I didn't realize she knew that it was a country... - Submitted by: Sandy Mayer
Big ole jet left its light on.
Big ole jet airliner
The Story: One of those situations where everyone is singing along and suddenly every one stopped my my friend Steve, and he belted out, 'Big ole jet left its light on.' Laughter ensued. - Submitted by: Brent
You swim in my barf when it's warm
You swim in my blood when it's warm
The Story: What it sounded like to me! - Submitted by: Zane
I'm a midnight choker
I'm a midnight toker
The Story: I thought the guy in the song was some sort of Psycho. Easy going untill midnight, then wham!!! Then he feels sorry and says 'I sure don't want to hurt no one' [right!!] (I was I suppose especially naive when it came to musicians and weed when this song first came out) - Submitted by: Greg Dennler
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