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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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Tonic's, "Celtic Agression"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sorry about the drunken Russian.
The Real Lyrics:
Somebody got the wrong impression.
The Story: Heard this song being played out back of my neighbor's house and actually went over and asked him what the guy was saying. He didn't know either, so we both looked it up -- no way could this guy have been angstily singing about a drunken Russian, but with my having told my neighbor what I thought I heard, he couldn't seem to hear it any other way either. Turns out it's a pretty serious song, but it still makes me giggle. - Submitted by: Chandra
Tonic's, "If You Could Only See"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The road less travelled
Shawshank redemption lover
The Real Lyrics:
The road less travelled
Shows happiness unravelled
The Story: I was afraid to tell anyone what I thought the lyrics were...then one day I asked my buddy what he was saying there, and once he told me, I had to tell him what I had been hearing - Submitted by: Brian

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