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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!).

Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box album at
Zz Top's, "Sleeping Bag"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Super Santa saves the day.
The Real Lyrics:
Slip inside my sleepin' bag.
The Story: My wife was singing along to this song one day and singing, 'Super Santa saves the day'. I looked at her and said, 'What???' We both had a good laugh about it, but she honestly thought that is what the song said since she first heard it in the Tim Allen movie, 'The Santa Clause'. - Submitted by: Scott From Utah
Zz top's, "Consumption "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Can't function
The Real Lyrics:
The Story: I said to my boyfriend how nice it was to hear non Americanised pronunciation of vowels in this song... Thinking they were saying 'can't' in long 'a' pronunciation of the word. He said.. Umm.. I don't think they're saying that.. Now I have just read the lyrics I still reckon they could definitely have thrown a 'can't function' in there for variety! - Submitted by: Elk
Zz top's, "Consumption "
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's a mean mistreater, killing me by degrees.
The Real Lyrics:
I seem to be mistreatin' killing me by degrees.
The Story: It must be those beards that make them mumble! - Submitted by: Elk

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