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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!).

(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet album at
The Reflections', "Just Like Romeo and Juliet"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Our love's gonna be destroyed by tragedy
The Real Lyrics:
Our love's gonna be destroyed like a tragedy
The Story: I first heard this song on Burlington, Ontario's CING-FM in the spring of 1980 (when the station had an all-oldies format). For 32-1/2 years, until seeing the lyrics transcribed in a YouTube video of the song, I thought this line was "Our love's gonna be destroyed by tragedy," and that an earlier line was "Our love's gonna be renowned in history (I've just submitted the correct version of that one as well, which is, "Our love's gonna be written down in history")." - Submitted by: Keith Hampson
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