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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 Raspberries', "Go All the Way"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Please go away.
The Real Lyrics:
Please, go all the way.
The Story: My wife had this song in an oldies collection, but didn't know the title. We had several discussions about the chorus, which she believed to be "Please go away", because of the way that she interpreted the song's meaning. She assumed, because of the girl's young age, that he wanted her to leave to avoid temptation. Upon hearing it several more times on a better sound system, she heard the "-th-" sound in the aforementioned phrase, and realized what was actually being said. We changed the title of the song to the appropriate version, but we left the mistaken title attached to the end in parentheses. We laugh about it to this day. - Submitted by: Brandon Cox
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