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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!).

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The Animals', "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If I see a wedgie
The Real Lyrics:
If I seem edgy
The Story: I also thought they would talk about wedgies! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Animals', "House of the Rising Sun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Is a suitcase and a chump
And the only time he’ll be satisfied
Is when he’s on a trump
The Real Lyrics:
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he'll be satisfied
Is when he's all drunk
The Story: I love singing. Especially this song. But that this stanza still eludes me is nuts! I’m just too stubborn, I think my version makes the most sense, but then again, when did music ever make total sense? Can I get a mmmmBop? - Submitted by: Britney
The Animals', "Monterey"
The Misheard Lyrics:
His Majesty, Quincy Jones, smiled as he moved among the crowd
The Real Lyrics:
His Majesty, Prince Jones, smiled as he moved among the crowd
The Story: No story, just I always imagined Quincy Jones smiling as he walked among the crowds looking for new acts. - Submitted by: Bob Jurczyk
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