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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 and the Shondells', "I Think We're Alone Now"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Children behave
That's what they say when we're together.
The Real Lyrics:
'Children, behave!'
That's what they say when we're together.
The Story: This isn't really a 'misheard' lyric, just a misinterpreted lyric. I always thought they meant that when these two people were together that it has some sort of mystical affect on children that causes them to behave. Apparantly, they were just being told to behave. Oops. - Submitted by: Raddmann Gee
Tommy James and the Shondells', "Sweet Cherry Wine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet Caroline
The Real Lyrics:
Sweet Cherry Wine
The Story: What was the confusion between Neil Diamond and Tommy James? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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