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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 Gordon Lightfoot 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 63 misheard song lyrics for Gordon Lightfoot on amIright currently.

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"Alberta Bound"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's good to be under the ground.
Original Lyrics:
It's good to be Alberta bound.
"Alberta Bound"
Misheard Lyrics:
No one-eyed man could ever get the Rocky Mountain sunset.
Original Lyrics:
No one I met could e're forget the Rocky Mountain sunset.
The version I listen to is from "Gord's Gold: Vol.2", not the original album.
"Canadian Railroad Trilogy" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Bringing the burgers
Original Lyrics:
Bringing the workers
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Every highway, let me slip away on you
Every highway, you've seen better days
Tomorrow after blues, from my head down to my shoes
Every highway lets me slip away, slip away on you.
Original Lyrics:
Carefree highway, let me slip away on you
Carefree highway, you've seen better days
The mornin' after blues, from my head down to my shoes
Carefree highway, let me slip away, slip away on you.
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Every highway
Original Lyrics:
Carefree highway
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna head down to my shoes
Original Lyrics:
From my head down to my shoes
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Have to see you, my wolfman
or
Have to see you, my old friend
Original Lyrics:
I've got to see you, my old flame
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me slip a weight,
slip a weight on you.
Original Lyrics:
Let me slip away,
Slip away on you.
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeffrey Highway
or
One-way highway
or
One-way highway
Original Lyrics:
Carefree highway
"Carefree Highway" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The mornin' after glory from my head down to my shoes
Every highway, that means slip away
Slip away from you
or
The mornin' after glowin' from my head down to my shoes
Every highway, that means slip away
Slip away from you.
Original Lyrics:
The mornin' after blues from my head down to my shoes
Carefree highway, let me slip away
Slip away on you.
"Cotton Jenny"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weasel loves da go-round.
Original Lyrics:
Wheels of Love go 'round.
"Daylight Katy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Lil Katy come on
Hey Lil Katy come on
If you can't follow me down
Hey Lil Katy go home
Original Lyrics:
Daylight Katy come on
Daylight Katy come on
If you can't follow me down
Daylight Katy go home
"Daylight Katy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Treeline kitty, go home.
Original Lyrics:
Daylight Katy, come on.
"Early Morning Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows.
Original Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a pain that ever grows.
"Early Morning Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a paint brush up my nose
Original Lyrics:
But I'm stuck here on the grass
With a pain that ever grows.
"Ghosts Of Cape Horn"
Misheard Lyrics:
They are the ghosts of gay porn.
Original Lyrics:
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn.
"Ghosts of Cape Horn"
Misheard Lyrics:
They are the ghosts of gay porn
Original Lyrics:
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn
"If You Could Read My Mind" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I walk away like a movie star who gets burned on a three way street
Original Lyrics:
I'd walk away like a movie star who gets burned in a three way script
"If You Could Read My Mind" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If you could read my mind love,
What a tale my farts could tell
Original Lyrics:
If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell.
"If You Could Read My Mind" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If you could read my mind, love
What a tail a fox would tell.
Original Lyrics:
If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts would tell.
"If You Could Read My Mind" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like a packet of Marlboros
The kind the drug store sells
Original Lyrics:
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
"If You Could Read My Mind" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that just don't sell.
Original Lyrics:
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drug stores sell.
"Make Way for the Lady"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making hay with lord rabbit
Get the day's work done.
Original Lyrics:
Makin' hay with no gravy
Gets the day's work done
"Old Dan's Records"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring out old dance riggers
Original Lyrics:
Bring out old Dan's records
"Old Dan's Records"
Misheard Lyrics:
Old Dance Riggers
Original Lyrics:
Old Dan's Records
"Rainy Day People"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rainy day people don't cry
They just listen to the Early Show.
Original Lyrics:
Rainy day people don't talk
They just listen till they've heard it all.
"Steel Rail Blues"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here I am with my head in the sand.
Original Lyrics:
Here I am with my hat in my hand.
I'll have to listen to this again. Every version I've looked up says, 'hat in my hand'. I wonder if that means they're right.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I can picture a vermouth that a man could make
Getting lost in her lovin as he twirls the stake
Original Lyrics:
I can picture every move that a man could make
Getting lost in her lovin is your first mistake
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If I find you've been creepin' down and up them stairs
Original Lyrics:
If I find you've been creepin' 'round my backstairs
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If I find you've been creeping on up that hill
Original Lyrics:
If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If I find you've been drinking 'round my back step.
Original Lyrics:
If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a hard leather woman, got me feelin' mean.
or
She's a hot-leather woman, got me feelin' mean.
Original Lyrics:
She's a hard lovin' woman, got me feelin' mean.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes at Better Day Kids'
And I'll find you've been creeping and I'm not that stiff
Sometimes, a kid gets a shake
And I'll find you've been creeping and I'm feeling okay.
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, ya better take care
If I find you been creepin' round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes you better take care
If I find you've been creeping on a love that's fair.
Original Lyrics:
Sundown you better take care
If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes you'd better take care,
If I find you've creepin' 'round my back still
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, ya better take care,
If I find you been creepin' round my back stairs
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes, you better make chair.
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, you better take care.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sundown I think it's a shame
When I keep getting better when I'm feeling no-thing
Original Lyrics:
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feeling better when I'm feeling no pain
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you been creepin' up half past ten.
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs.
"Sundown" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Sundown, you buried the kill
That I find you've been keeping and I'm not that still.
Original Lyrics:
Sundown, you better take care
If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs.
"The House You Live In" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Be careful while mending the lawn.
Original Lyrics:
Be careful while bending the law.
"The List" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Thick and thin
You throw the potato in the candlelight.
Original Lyrics:
Thick and thin
You don't have to play to win
But then you might.
"The Pony Man" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
When it's midnight on the meadow
And the cats are in the s***
Original Lyrics:
When it's midnight on the meadow
And the cats are in the shed
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
I reckon it's Ella Fitzgerald.
Original Lyrics:
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
Including some terns and a couple of stale ferns
Original Lyrics:
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
Of the peg leg they called Gitchie Gloomy
Original Lyrics:
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald
Original Lyrics:
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The captain wired "Indian water coming in"
Original Lyrics:
The captain wired in we have water coming in
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend goes on 'cause some chicks passed it down
To the people they call bitchs and gloomies.
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi.
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the peg-leg they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the pegleg they call Gitchigumi.
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on, from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitchigumi.
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The rest of the Ella Fitzgerald
Original Lyrics:
The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
When summertime came, the old Pokemon deck.
Original Lyrics:
When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck.
editor's note: The submitter of this lyric must have not realized that this song clearly predates Pokamon, by over 20 years.
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Misheard Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the chipper one down
Of the big lake they called 'Getcha Goolie'
Original Lyrics:
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'Gitche Gumee.'
"Time for a Summertime Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you come round down when the mill shuts down
You can see what s***hole remains.
Original Lyrics:
If you come round down when the mill shuts down
You can see what chivalry means.
"Too Many Clues In This Room" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
All around the looking glass, dancing to The Cure
Sweeping out the house with a fine-toothed comb.
Original Lyrics:
All around the looking glass, dancing to a tune
Sweeping out the house with a fine-toothed comb.
"Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
When the girls of November came early.
Original Lyrics:
When the gales of November came early.
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Like human rolls, superior things
In the rooms of a race not to mention.
Original Lyrics:
Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the rooms of her ice water mansion.
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
That good ship and "true" was a bone to be chewed.
Original Lyrics:
That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed.
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The dung came late and the breakfast had to wait
Original Lyrics:
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The islands and deserts for sportsmen
Original Lyrics:
The islands and bays are for sportsmen
"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
With whirlings and turns and a couple steel burns
Original Lyrics:
Concluding some terms with a couple steel firms

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