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!).
Cat Scratch Fever album at Amazon.com
Back scratch fever
Cat scratch fever
The Story: I was riding in the car with my family down to the beach when my dad turned it to some 70s-80s rock station and my dad turned up the volume and started singing. I decided to sing with him, not knowing the real lyrics. All of a sudden, my dad and mom burst out laughing, noticing my misapprehension. Finally, I realized my mistake after stopping my singing. I was so embaressed. Still, it was a good laugh. - Submitted by: Michael
Catch that streaker.
Cat scratch fever
The Story: I was young and it was on the radio the same time as Ray Stevens' "The Streak". - Submitted by: Brenda
Scratch That Beaver
Cat Scratch Fever
The Story: One of the first times I head this song was when I was at a party, The band that was there was not very good and was a little hard to hear. I misheard the lyrics.. For the longest time I thought I knew the lyrics. Boy did I blush when I sang it outloud once and those arond me realized what I was actually saying. - Submitted by: Sindy
cat crap eater
cat scratch fever
The Story: My 12 y.o. son thought he heard this. - Submitted by: Don Olson
Mad Dog Tannen gonna set you free.
Mad dog town gonna set you free.
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought about Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen from Back to the Future III, even though this song came out almost 15 years before that movie. - Submitted by: David Jones
Weigh the bagel
The Story: Listening in the car - Submitted by: Compostor Ingestor
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