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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!).

Bird Call!: The Twin City Stomp of the Trashmen album at
The Trashmen's, "Surfin' Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody f***ing knows about the bird
The Real Lyrics:
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
The Story: I thought I heard it when sending the song and the (misheard) lyrics. - Submitted by: Wade
The Trashmen's, "Surfin' Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
F-f-f-Fred Fred Fred, Fred is a weirdo
The Real Lyrics:
B-b-b bird bird bird, bird's the word - a
The Story: I'm sure I heard this version on Doctor Demento once, but I can't find it anywhere on the Internet - so did it actually happen? - Submitted by: Old Comedywriter
The Trashmen's, "Surfin' Bird"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Well everybody said about the bed
the bed bed bed.. the bed is a wet
The Real Lyrics:
Well everybody said about the bird
the bird bird bird... the bird is the word
The Story: I heard it on Dr. Demento when I was a kid and I was laughing because I thought it was a silly song about someone who urinated in the bed. After the good Dr. Demento gave the song title, then I realised the lyric they were saying was 'bird'. I think the song would've been funnier and less tasteful if it really was about bed wetting. - Submitted by: JBL
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