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!).
...Famous Last Words... album at Amazon.com
I gave you a piece of toothpaste!
How can you be so two-faced?
The Story: Me and my friend were listening to this and he misheard this. - Submitted by: Becky F.
Well, there's nothing bad to do
Well, there's nothing better to do
The Story: Despite this not being a hit in America, I thought I heard "nothing bad". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Come on you little spider
and get back up again
Come on you little fighter
and get back up again
The Story: When i was about 6 years old I always thought that that was he was singing about. Basically a spider that had been knocked down from something such as a tree branch by the rain and he needed to get back up again. Im now 39 and it still sounds like he says spider instead of fighter. - Submitted by: Glenn Littleboy
I told this chick she could see my p****
And lay a cactus back in the confines of my home.
I told her strict she could see my prickled
Cactus back in the confines of my home.
The Story: On the Internet, there doesn't seem to be total agreement on what the lyrics really are here. (Is it for instance 'strict' or 'quick'?) For my part, I'm still pretty sure that my version is the correct one. At least, the hormone-filled teenager that I was when I first heard this song back in the mid-eighties was never in doubt that Potter was making a very direct proposal to some delicious broad. - Submitted by: Igor Molotov
the questions run so deep, a circus in my mind
the questions run so deep, for such a simple man
The Story: This has been one of my favorite songs for about 30 years and just today I found out I've been singing it wrong all these year. Oye vey! (I blame his accent). - Submitted by: Cary Null
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