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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Stories -> Take That & Lulu

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!).

Take That & Lulu's, "Relight My Fire"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We like Papaya
Your love is my only desire
The Real Lyrics:
Relight my fire
Your love is my only desire
The Story: My boyfriend at the time was a little hard of hearing, he'd been in the army and his hearing was a little damaged. We were in a shopping mall, and the latest hit from Take That & Lulu was playing over the loudspeakers. He stopped and looked at me puzzled and said "We like Papaya?", knowing that it didn't make sense, but that's what he heard them belt out. It still makes me laugh some 18 years later! Whenever I hear the song, I loudly belt out "We like Papaya!" - Submitted by: Maria
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