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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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Tom Cochrane's, "Life Is a Highway"
The Misheard Lyrics:
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights, the Khyber Pass has been "Google-ized"
The Real Lyrics:
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights, the Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights
The Story: I thought that it said "Google-ized" because, by the time Rascal Flatts released their cover for the Cars OST, in 2006, Google Earth was already available, because it was released five years earlier, in 2001, so "Google-ized" may have meant "to view the Khyber Pass through this software." - Submitted by: Marcelo
Tom Cochrane's, "Life Is a Highway"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just tell us I’m from Survivor
The Real Lyrics:
Just tell us we’re survivors
The Story: It sounded like he could have been a member of the band Survivor - most particularly in place of Jimi Jamison. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Tom Cochrane's, "Life is a Highway"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There was a difference between you and I
The Real Lyrics:
There was a distance between you and I
The Story: I kept thinking there was a difference. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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