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!).
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If you wanna get to Heaven.
If you all get to Heaven.
The Story: This is not mine, but my mother's. We were in the car recently, and we were listening to this song. She started singing, "If you wanna get to Heaven". I told her, "No, mom, it's "If you all get to Heaven". She thought I got upset with her, and she said that she didn't know, then I proceeded to get really angry. I looked at her and said, "Well this is a bit of Payback!", saying that last word with a clenched jaw. She didn't understand that I was imitating what she used to do to me when I would make my own lyrics to a song on the radio. She completely denies she ever scolded me for doing that. Boy I wish I could make her flat out admit what she did to me! - Submitted by: Annabelle
A wishing well a butterfly tit
A wishing well a crock of dog shit
A wishing well of butterfly tears
A wishing well of crocodile cheers
The Story: Another song where for many years I thought the lyrics that were misheard were true until I found out the real words. - Submitted by: James D
Make it funky now, boys
The Story: I kept thinking he said something profane. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Particles of jizz flowing through my hands, I wanna be your midnight rambler.
Erotic images float through my head; I wanna be your midnight rambler.
The Story: My friend and I often laugh and think of misheard lyrics and laughed at this a while back. A couple of weeks ago the song came on the radio when my husband and I were bathing our baby and toddler and we are seriously sleep deprived to laughed like hyenas! - Submitted by: Lisa
Suddenly across my heart.
Sign your name across my heart.
The Story: I drove my brother and sister crazy while on a family trip to San Francisco singing the incorrect lyrics. The showdown came in the parking lot of the Lone Cypress (Monterey Peninsula) when I was confronted and asked not to sing it if I couldn't sing it properly. - Submitted by: Simon
Suddenly, cross my heart, I want you to be my Baby.
Sign your name across my heart. I want you to be my Baby.
The Story: My boyfriend kept singing this to me and could not remember any of the other lyrics. He also could not remember the song title or the author . I had never heard it and kept telling him he needed to find it for me bacause I was having a hard time locating it. I looked for weeks before I found this website and sent it to him Now he knows all the lyrics!!! (There is also a version sung by George Michael.) - Submitted by: Brenda
Salome, you crossed my heart
Sign your name across my heart
The Story: I am an Italian. In the 1987 summer I holidayed in the USA with my then fiancée, an Italian girl, for over two months. We drove hired cars and wherever we were, Washington DC, Indiana, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada etc. We kept hearing that song from all the radio stations on our way. I was certain the lyrics were "Salome you crossed my heart" and was fascinated by that exotic name, which reminded me of Salome in the Bible. I have been singing those lines so many times while showering or driving, ever since. Only recently I happened to listen to the song again and it sounded as if it was "suddenly" instead of "Salome". I then googled for the lyrics and found out the REAL lines....It was a bit of a shock! - Submitted by: Paolo Di Mizio
Suddenly, it crossed my heart.
Sign your name across my heart.
The Story: I was very disappointed to learn what the lyric really is. I misheard it as a beautiful poetic version of "Suddenly, It Crossed My Mind". - Submitted by: Phil
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