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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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Tommy James', "Draggin' The Line"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My dog Sam eats purple flowers
I think I'd much prefer weak cox sours.
The Real Lyrics:
My dog Sam eats purple flowers
Ain't got much but what we got's ours.
The Story: I didn't know what the h*** weak cox sours were, but it came right after eating purple flowers. So I just assumed that it was a nice alcohol to follow up some sort of drugs. Still not sure which purple flowers Sam likes. - Submitted by: Mike
Tommy James', "Draggin' The Line"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tonguin' around
The Real Lyrics:
Draggin' the line
The Story: That year in school, French kissing became the number one topic. We called it 'tonguing around' Then the song came out, and everyone was talking about the "French Kissing Song". - Submitted by: marlin
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