Misheard song lyrics are called mondegreens. You know, like hearing “‘Cuse me while I kiss this guy” instead of “kiss the sky” in Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” or whatever the hell you hear Manfred Mann is singing in “Blinded by the Light.” Science explains why we get it wrong.
February 18, 2017; 10:26 a.m.
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