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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.

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Al-Di-La and Other Extra-Special Songs for Young Lovers album at
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be lumped, as you're far above me, very far, very far.
I'll be lumped as far as the lovely evening star, evening star.
The Real Lyrics:
'Al di la' says you're far above me, very far, very far.
Al di la, as far as the lovely evening star, evening star.
The Story: I first heard the song on the radio and really struggled trying to make out the phrase at the beginning of each of the first two lines of each verse. I had no luck at first identifying the song from any lyrics site. So I posted a question about it on the amiright messageboards (inthe00s). Another user helped me identify the song, explaining that it was a song of Italian origin, with the phrase 'al di la' left untranslated. That would explain why that phrase can sound obscure in the otherwise English version. - Submitted by: Valerie Cameron
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