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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 Pointer Sisters', "Fairytale"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pretending you were lying
The Real Lyrics:
Pretending you were mine
The Story: After finding a month ago about someone hearing "mine" as "lying" in the song "Eye in the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project, I thought about it here. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Pointer Sisters', "He's So Shy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's a shock
The Real Lyrics:
He's so shy
The Story: In memory of Bonnie Pointer (1950-2020) - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Pointer Sisters', "I'm So Excited"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Look what you're doing to me
You've got me burning love
The Real Lyrics:
Look what you do to me
You've got me burning up
The Story: I always thought it was some Elvis reference. Thank you very much. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Pointer Sisters', "Jump (for My Love)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jump for Milo
The Real Lyrics:
Jump for my love
The Story: Once again, why we hear "Milo" instead of "my love" in songs. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Pointer Sisters', "Slow Hand"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Looking into minds
The Real Lyrics:
Looking into mine
The Story: Often I confused "mine" with "mind", especially in songs. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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