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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 Replacements', "20th Century Boy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ten cents a retard
The Real Lyrics:
Twentieth century boy
The Story: Given the source, it seemed to make sense at the time. - Submitted by: Misterpants
The Replacements', "Alex Chilton"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Children by the million sleep with Alex Chilton
The Real Lyrics:
Children by the million sing with Alex Chilton
The Story: I was thinking Alex chilton was a pedophile !!! - Submitted by: Mikkel
The Replacements', "Asking Me Lies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They're telling you just germs
The Real Lyrics:
They're telling you questions
The Story: What I thought I heard. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Replacements', "I Will Dare"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't lost yet, so I gotta be a waiter
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't lost yet, so I gotta be a winner
The Story: This lyric was misheard by a good friend, and "Gotta Be A Waiter" became the name of a popular mix tape circulated among multiple college campuses in the 1980s - Submitted by: John T
The Replacements', "I’ll Be You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I’ll PU
The Real Lyrics:
And I’ll be you
The Story: Sounded like he really needed to be a skunk! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Replacements', "Never Mind"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I overbooked the chalet.
The Real Lyrics:
All over but the shouting.
The Story: L'il bro would sing this at the top of his lungs! He was so into it. I felt awful when I had to break it to him. - Submitted by: Brian O
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