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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 Gathering's, "Red Is A Slow Colour"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am a fish and I want to swim away.
The Real Lyrics:
I am unfit and I want to leap away.
The Story: I thought these were the lyrics for ages. I thought it was some crazy song, and I would play it for everyone I knew. And I always sang the wrong lyrics! No one ever questioned me, but I kind of wondered what they were on when they wrote it. One time, I was at school and found the real lyrics, then screamed 'Oh!! Wow, that song actually makes sense!!' Everyone stared at me despite my trying to explain. - Submitted by: Fudge
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