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Fun Music Information -> Harry Chapin

This is the most recent information about Harry Chapin that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Harry Chapin, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Harry Chaplin

Quotes:

I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
- Harry Chapin
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dreams Go By"He mentions years going by and dreams flying away and coming and going, but he never says "Dreams Go By" in the song - Raphael

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Squeal""Sequel"Regina Haniger
"Dance Banned on the Titanic""Dance Band on the Titanic"Sutch
"W.A.S.P.""W.O.L.D."Paul Warren
"Cat's In The Kennel""Cats In The Cradle"MOR

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"You Are The Only Song,"People aren't songs.Yvette Bristle
"She Is Always Seventeen,"You're only 17 years of age for one year.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Taxi," Harry Chapin"Cab Driver," Mills Brothers
"Sequel," Harry Chapin"The Second Time Around," Shalamar
"W.O.L.D.," Harry Chapin"On The Radio," Donna Summer
"Story Of A Life," Harry Chapin"Everybody's Got A Story," Amanda Marshall
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Tax" originally "Taxi"
Peter
"30,000 Ponds of Bananas" originally "30,000 Pounds of Bananas"
Yvonne Sindri

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Taxxi" originally "Taxi"
Taxxi--the band whose only hit was "I'm Leaving"
Isac
"I Arm The Morning DJ" originally "I Am The Morning DJ"
Peter
"I Ram The Morning DJ" originally "I Am The Morning DJ"
Peter
"Flowers Are Bred" originally "Flowers Are Red"
Danny
"Coat's In The Cradle" originally "Cat's In The Cradle"
Mallory

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"You Ate The Only Song" originally "You Are The Only Song"
As easy to eat a song as to be one!
Alison Runyon
"You Are The Oily Song" originally "You Are The Only Song"
Makes as much sense as the original!
Regina Olsen
"I Am The Moaning DJ" originally "I Am The Morning DJ"
Peter
"Bat's In The Cradle" originally "Cat's In The Cradle"
Renee Scoggins
"Can's In The Cradle" originally "Cat's In The Cradle"
Rafeal De La Ghetto

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Cat's In The Cradle""Cat's In The Kitchen"John Lomain
"Cat’s In The Cradle""What’s In The Tenny?"Merry & Pippin
"Cat's in the Cradle""Cat is Unstable"Dan Creeden
"30,000 Pounds of Bananas""If Harry Chapin Wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""Michael Pacholek
"Taxi""Taxi To Disaster"Richard Murphy
"Cat's In the Cradle""Barack's in the White House"Rich Murphy
"Cat's In the Cradle""Cat Robbed the Cradle"Michael Pacholek
"W-O-L-D""W.'s C.I.A."Michael Pacholek
"Taxi""Obama"Malcolm Higgins
"Taxi""Screenplay"Melanie Lee

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Cat's In The CradleKitten ChowOdie Garfield
Cat's In The CradleKitten ChowOdie Garfield
TaxiCab Serviceoldrock
Cat's In The CradleGeorge W. Bushfoooooo

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Cat's in the CradleNational Fatherhood Initiativeshannon train
Cats In The CradleChild Custody/Divorce AttorneyAlexander Rice-Khouri
Cat's In The CradleNational Fatherhood InstituteShawn Eni

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Black Cat
   Janet Jackson
Cats In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
Black Cats In The Cradle
Odie Garfield
Foolish Pride
   Daryl Hall
Cat's In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
Foolish Cat's Pride
How can cat litter be foolish?
Isac
The Year Of The Cat
   Al Stewart
Cats In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
The Year Of The Cat In The Cradle
MOR
What's New, Pussycat?
   Tom Jones
Cat's In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
What's New In The Cradle, Pussycat?
Julia Cox
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Debbie Harry Chapin
Debbie Harry combined with Harry Chapin
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Harry Chapin Carpenter
Harry Chapin combined with Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Submitted By: Sarah Topsian

Misheard Lyrics:

"Cat's in the Cradle"
Misheard Lyrics:
My new job's a hassle and the kiddies are blue
Original Lyrics:
My new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu
"Cat's in the Cradle"
Misheard Lyrics:
He came into the world in the US of A
Original Lyrics:
He came into the world in the usual way.
"She Is Always Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
She has a dream that she will end us
Original Lyrics:
She has a dream that she will lend us
"Cat's in the Cradle"
Misheard Lyrics:
What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See a lady, can I have them, please?
Original Lyrics:
What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them, please?
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Cat's in the Cradel"
Misheard Lyrics:
He was talkin' for a new whip and as he grew
Original Lyrics:
he was talking before i knew it and as he grew

Story about this misheard lyric by: morgan

I was 14 trying to learn this song, and transposing the lyrics, when a friend walked in on my "starting and stopping" and "rewinding" 2 second intervals of this song to get the lyrics. Upon review of the lyrics i already had he just starts laughing. heh, a little boy "could" want a whip, and a new one at that since the boy is growing up.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Funny Lyrics:
My child arrived just the other day
He came into the world in the usual way
Why They're Funny:
As opposed to the unusual way (whatever that is)??
Submitted by: Alexis
"Odd Job Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
Sometimes when all is said and done,
there's justice to this life
`Cuz what that man had done to me...
I'd done to his wife.
Why They're Funny:
Lyrics refer to a rich bugger who hires an 'odd-job man', then doesn't pay him what is owed. Unknown to the rich dude, the odd-job man had been doin' his wife while he was away 'on business'.
Submitted by: Silent Knight

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
What I'd really like, dad is to borrow the car keys.
See you later, can I have them please?
Why They're Nonsensical:
Shouldn't he say, "See you later" after he gets the car keys? What if his dad says no, then where's he going?
Submitted by: Doommaster1994
"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
My son turned 10 just the other day
He said 'thanks for the ball dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw...'
Why They're Nonsensical:
Your kid is 10 and he doesn't know how to throw a ball?
Submitted by: Bob

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Taxi"
The Lyrics:
It was somewhere in a fairy tale
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge
The lesson hadn't gone too far
Product Brand Name:
Dodge
Submitted by: FussBudget
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Sunday Morning Sun, Shine!" originally "Sunday Morning Sunshine"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Cat Sin The Cradle" originally "Cat's In The Cradle"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Char Hip Yarn Submitted by: Ed
Rip Ranch Hay Submitted by: Serafina Bannock
Pinch A Harry Submitted by: Serafina Bannock
Any Harp, Rich Submitted by: Joseph
Harpy In Arch Submitted by: Leanne Cantrell(not to fret; relling is overrated)

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Wanna Loosen Large Van" originally "I Wanna Learn A Love Song"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Wanna Lean, Also Govern" originally "I Wanna Learn A Love Song"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Ignore A Lone Naval Swan" originally "I Wanna Learn A Love Song"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Wanna Reveal No Slogan" originally "I Wanna Learn A Love Song"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Wanna Loosen Navel Rag" originally "I Wanna Learn A Love Song"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"30,000 Pounds of Bananas"
The Lyrics:
It was just after dark when the truck started down The hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania Carrying thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
Why:
Scranton, PA
Submitted by: Cheeseburger in Parodies
"WOLD"
The Lyrics:
So I drifted down to Tulsa, Oklahoma to do me a late night talk show.
Now I worked my way back home again, via Boise, Idaho.
Why:
Tulsa, Oklahoma and Boise, Idaho.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Super Long Pop Songs:

"W.O.L.D." Length: 23:56
Submitted by: JO67
"Taxi" Length: 6:44
1972 song about a meeting in a San Francisco between a man named "Harry" and his ex-lover Sue. He recorded a 1980 sequel (entitled "Sequel") where Harry and Sue meeting ten years later. (it's about as long as the original, with the similar style and music.)
Submitted by: MOR

Song Title Acrostics:

FAR: "Flowers Are Red"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Beams Go Dry" originally "Dreams Go By"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Cat's in the Cradle"
The Lyrics:
Well, I've long since retired, my son's moved away, I called him up just the other day.
I said, "I'd like to see you, if you don't mind".
He said, "I'd love to dad, if I can find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
but it was sure nice talking to you dad, it's sure nice talking to you".
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
he's grown up just like me,
my boy was just like me.
Why:
The entire song is about a father and son who can't find time to slow down. The father had to run around in the first two verses, then the son became busier than him!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Dreams Go By"
The Lyrics:
You say you should have been a ballerina babe
There are songs I should have sung
But I guess are dreams have come and gone
You've got to dream when you are young
And so you and I
We've watched our years go by
We've watched our sweet dreams fly far away
Why:
This song has an upbeat tempo and a pleasant clarinet part, but the song is about missed opportunities, compromising on ambitions, and regret.
Submitted by: Raphael

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Sniper"
1993 film with Tom Berenger
Submitted by: Sutch

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