For my research project, I would like to continue analyzing misheard lyrics from several songs by the well-known band, Linkin Park. I have decided to continue with Linkin Park due to the fact that there is a wide variety of misheard interpretations. Some exist simply to be humorous while others can actually fit given its context. Looking at phonological processes, such as assimilation or segment insertion, as well as where and how different phonemes are produced can give us insight as to why listeners "mishear" song lyrics in the first place. To a certain extent, these individuals are not necessarily wrong for hearing these incorrect versions, but they may produce or hear sounds differently than what is generally conventional.
Kelly, Sophia, "Beer and Veal: Looking at Misheard Lyrics in Songs by Linkin Park As an Introduction to Linguistics" (2020). 2020 Undergraduate Presentations. 51.