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.
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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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Someday people Easter comes
And I won't let Jesus by me.
Someday before Easter comes
And I won't let Jesus find me.
The Story: Hey! This is serious! I was going to use this in a sermon (Easter Sunday), about how this prostitute was ashamed of what she did. But she knew Easter would be there soon, and she could turn to Jesus and be forgiven. Then I made the mistake of looking up the lyrics, and now I'm up a sermon without a paddle. - Submitted by: Liz Liz Simmons Simmons
With your arms and legs wrapped 'round my shoulder.
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
The Story: I used to laugh so hard at this whenever it was played; because, I could imagine someone being wrapped around someone's shoulder while driving, further contemplating the inevitably difficulty of being able to steer the car. Not to mention how heavy and annoying it must be to have a fully grown human on you like that. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
With your arms and legs wrapped round my shoulder
Your arm felt nice wrapped round my shoulder
The Story: My friend and her brother both sang these words the same as I did so it wasn't too bad. - Submitted by: Kat
Billy, I got your number
Baby, I got your number
The Story: Was Tracy Chapman thinking about a ficticious friend of Phil Collins, considering that it was picked up by his song "Don't Lose My Number"? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Give me one reason to steer you, and I'll turn you back around
Does Yuku-haku love you, and give you what you need?
Give me one reason to stay here, and I'll turn right back around
This youthful heart can love you, and give you what you need.
The Story: I thought 'Yuku-haku' was some Eskimo person that was dating her old boyfriend and she was jealous! - Submitted by: Laura
I got a real high hope
I got a real weird house
I got a red hot heart
The Story: My friend and I were both singing this in the car, and I knew I didn't really know what the lyrics were at this point, but my friend thought it was 'I got a real high hope'. She wasn't sure either, and neither of us could figure out what it really was, and thought 'I got a real weird house' was funny, so we sang the whole song that way. - Submitted by: Mignonne Davis
Those tiny little tables are starting to turn
'Cause finally the tables are starting to turn
The Story: I figured maybe the "little people" Tracy Chapman was singing about have tiny little tables for some reason. It wasn't until I listened to the song with headphones that I realized what she was actually singing. - Submitted by: Jim
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