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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 Cult's, "Edie (Ciao Baby)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The dog sleigh at your feet, Edie wind caressed your cheek.
The Real Lyrics:
The dogs lay at your feet, Edie
We caressed your cheek.
The Story: I've been singing it this way since I was little. About a year ago, a friend heard me and cracked up before correcting me. - Submitted by: Shannon
The Cult's, "Fire Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I say him ham part of me
Say him ham part of me
Say him ham part of me, yeah!
The Real Lyrics:
I say send down fire to me
Say send down fire to me
Say send down fire to me, yeah!
The Story: This is the best I could interpret for this part of this song. It comes out so fast my mind couldn't make out the words fast enough. - Submitted by: Soldier Blue
The Cult's, "Here Comes The Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes Lorraine
Here she comes again
Here comes Lorraaaaaaaaaine.
The Real Lyrics:
Here comes the rain
Here it comes again
Here comes the raaaaaaaaaain.
The Story: My study mate at school used to sing these lyrics loudly wearing headphones during study time. Nobody wanted to tell him he'd got it wrong because we were all wetting ourselves. - Submitted by: Jimmy
The Cult's, "Love Removal Machine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I remember, I remember the shakes
The Real Lyrics:
Love removal, love removal machine
The Story: I bought a compilation cd and was listening to it in the van. When this song came on I scambled to get the case to see what the name of the track was (I've always liked this song but never new the name; whenever I would request it I'd ask to hear that 'I remember the shakes song' by The Cult- the dj's never knew WTF I was talking about, once one asked me to sing some of it and when I sang the 'baby, baby, baby' part he laughed and said he get that on for me. He played it and made a reference to me remembering the shakes- so I continued to think that was what was being said but still did not know the name of the song.) Anyway, as I looked to finally know the name of this song, I gazed upon the title and realized my faux pas. My friend asked what my deal was and we had a good laugh at my expence. This happened 2 months ago- so I had been dead wrong for many years. I need to have my ears checked. - Submitted by: fingercuffs
The Cult's, "Peace Dog"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beef, rice, and gravy
Way up in the sky.
The Real Lyrics:
B-52, Baby
Way up in the sky.
The Story: I was at a party in the late 80s, and was midway through chugging a beer when I heard some frat boy in an Izod shirt and baseball cap (some things never change) singing this innovative and original interpretation of the song. I tried really hard to hold it in, but couldn't, and sprayed beer on myself, my date, and the counter. - Submitted by: WoodyTX
The Cult's, "Rain"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes Lorraine
The Real Lyrics:
Here comes the rain
The Story: Once again, why so many “rainy” songs sound like “Lorraine”. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Cult's, "She Sells Sanctuary"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My hamster's fried, made my bat cry
And my hamster's fried, made my bat, made my bat cry
The Real Lyrics:
Oh those heads that turn, make my back burn
And those heads that turn, make my back, make my back burn.
The Story: Seriously thought these were the strangest lyrics ever. Fab song, but weird.. Until I found out what the REAL lyrics are. Oops. - Submitted by: Lexxi Innocenti
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