So I just realized that I’ve been utilizing one.

I had always thought that Travis’s song “Re-Offender” was a lovely little self-indulgent song about a wronged lover.

“You say you love me… do it again. Do it again. You say you’re sorry… do it again. Do it again.”

As it turns out, it’s a song about domestic violence and it’s trying to raise awareness.

The lyrics are *ACTUALLY* “‘Cause you say you love me and then you do it again, you do it again. You say you’re sorry’s and then you do it again, you do it again”

So, for the last year, I’ve been rocking out to “Luka 2003”. Now, I think, I won’t be able to enjoy the song anymore.


The upside is that I have discovered that there is a word for misheard lyrics that are better than the originals.


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  1. I just learned recently it wasn’t

    It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
    There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars cannot do

    • If you ask me (though nobody did), this isn’t a mondegreen — that’s what they actually sang, regardless of what it’s supposed to be. Is there a term for lyrics that are mis-sung?

      • Is there a term for lyrics that are mis-sung?

        Here’s my favorite: “I pledge a lesion to the flag, of the United State of America, and to the republic for Richard Stans, one naked individual, with liver tea and just this for all.”

  2. Sheets of guilty canvas, under sheets of clay
    Her legs spread out before me, as her body lay still.

    • I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
      I know, right now you can’t tell
      But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
      A different sodomy

    • That is the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. I hurt.

    • I put this on Facebook and it exploded. Just so you know.

    • There’s a million of these on YouTube.

      I love the Internet.

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