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Misheard Song Lyrics -> Artist -> J -> James

Misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for James that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

There are 17 misheard song lyrics for James on amIright currently.

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"Born of Frustration"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show me the boobies
Original Lyrics:
Show me the movie
"Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Getting away with an old man's stuff.
Original Lyrics:
Getting away with it all messed up.
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fought with kitchen knives and Skewers.
Dressed me up in Women's Clothes,
Messed around with generals
Original Lyrics:
Fought with kitchen knives and Skewers.
Dressed me up in Women's Clothes,
Messed around with gender roles
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fought with kitchen knives and Skewers.
Dressed me up in Women's Clothes,
Messed around and gently rose
Original Lyrics:
Fought with kitchen knives and Skewers.
Dressed me up in Women's Clothes,
Messed around with gender roles
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fought with kitten eyes and sexy words
Original Lyrics:
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
I found you sleeping next to me,
I thought it was a dog
Original Lyrics:
I found you sleeping next to me,
I thought I was alone
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Messed around with ginger rolls
Original Lyrics:
Messed around with gender roles
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out there, I feel sad not to see her no more.
Original Lyrics:
My therapist said not to see you no more.
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
She only sleeps when she's on top.
Original Lyrics:
She only sings when she's on top.
"Laid"
Misheard Lyrics:
She said you'll like her 'cuz she's without any cure.
Original Lyrics:
She said you're like a disease without any cure.
"She's a Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a stoat.
Original Lyrics:
She's a star.
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I hadn't seen such Richard's I could live with being Paul
Original Lyrics:
If I hadn't seen such riches I could live with being poor
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Saddam, Oh Saddam, Oh Saddam - Saddam's next to me
Original Lyrics:
Oh sit down, Oh sit down, Oh sit down - sit down next to me
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh say down, oh say down, oh say down, say down next to me.
Original Lyrics:
Oh sit down, oh sit down, oh sit down, sit down next to me.
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit down, down, down, down, down
It's empathy.
Original Lyrics:
Sit down, down, down, down, down
In sympathy.
"Tomorrow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh no, your hair's too long
You can't catch love with an anorak on.
Original Lyrics:
Now your grips too strong
You can't catch love with a net or gun.
"Tomorrow"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can't catch a cold with an anorak on.
Original Lyrics:
You can't catch love with a net or a gun.
I don't know whether he knew the lyric was misheard this way or if it was just a coincidence, but after this song was released the lead singer of James (Tim Booth) often came on stage wearing a bright yellow anorak.

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