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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!).

The O'Jays - Greatest Hits [Philadelphia Intl.] album at
The O'Jays', "The Backstabbers"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Salad in your face
All the time want to take your place
The backstabbers.
The Real Lyrics:
They smile in your our face
All the time wasn't yo take your place
The backstabbers.
The Story: I sang it incorrectly for years, and nobody ever caught my error. They either thought I was singing the correct words, or like me, they thought someone was taking a salad to his face. - Submitted by: Robin Villeneuve
The O'Jays', "Use Ta Be My Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She had a Charmin person out of me
The Real Lyrics:
She had a charmin' personality
The Story: Yeah, how did Mr. Whipple get out of the O'Jays? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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