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!).
The Cure - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
I would say I'm someone
I would say I'm sorry
The Story: It sounded like Robert Smith would be someone, but it was really an apology. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Thursday, watch the wetter instead.
Thursday, watch the walls instead.
The Story: It made a lot of sense to me! - Submitted by: Ashlee B
Tuesday, Wednesday hard to attack
Tuesday, Wednesday - Heart Attack
The Story: BIG fight with my boyfriend which i lost ;( - Submitted by: Danni
Yesterday I got sober
Yesterday I got so old
The Story: Either way, it made sense since the next line is "I felt like I could die". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream 'Seasick!'
Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream, she said.
The Story: I didn't actually know it was incorrect until someone else made the same mistake and was corrected. A lucky escape for me! - Submitted by: The Goose King
Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream 'She's sick!'
'Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream,' she said.
The Story: Two unconscious tendencies at play here: First, the implicit assumption that the first words one hears are the speaker's, rather than a direct quotation. Second, the desire for as close a rhyme as possible. I still think the way I misheard it is classic, BTW. - Submitted by: MJM
Spinning all that dizzy air
Spinning on that dizzy edge
You think you’re fired now
You think you’re tired now
The Story: I kept thinking it had to do with Donald Trump. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
However follow me
However far away
The Story: I kept thinking that's what Robert Smith said. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Bowels in your mouth and the same dry sore.
Flowers in your house and the same dry song.
The Story: I didn't mishear this. This came from a lyric sheet to a bootleg Cure cassette that my friend's father brought back from Saudi Arabia following a trip in 1991. The thought of some poor guy who can't speak English having to transcribe lyrics for a knockoff tape tickled us immensly! There were more errors (lots of them!) but this was always our favourite. - Submitted by: Greg Robinson
1 flea 1 flea 1 flea pretty
So wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully pretty
The Story: cats/fleas made sense to me! Lol - Submitted by: Anthony Wilson
We move like Cajun tigers.
We move like cagey tigers.
The Story: My brother still insists that 'Cajun tigers' is the correct wording. - Submitted by: Kate
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