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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 Box Tops', "The Letter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jenny thinks trick-or-treat's an aeroplane.
The Real Lyrics:
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane.
The Story: Yep, that's what I thought it said the first time I heard it. Even after I knew that wasn't the right words, I'd still sing it that way to aggravate my cousin. It ended up making her insist on being called Jennifer rather than Jenny. - Submitted by: Franchesca Rollins
The Box Tops', "The Letter"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Listen Mr. Kent you see
I gotta get back to my baby once more
The Real Lyrics:
Listen mister can't you see
I gotta get back to my baby once more
The Story: I decided that after he told "Mr. Kent" this story, Mr. Kent whipped off his glasses, tore open his shirt, and intoned, "This is a job...FOR SUPERMAN! *I'll* fly you back to her!" Evidently, the listener was "Clark" Kent! :D - Submitted by: P D MacMillan
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