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There are 134 misheard song lyrics for The Mamas and the Papas on amIright currently.

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"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can't keep my cell phone talkin'.
Original Lyrics:
And I can't keep myself from talkin'.
That's because cell phones weren't around when this song was made!
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can no longer feed my blind frog.
Original Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my blinds drawn.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my eyes crossed.
Original Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my blinds drawn.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my pride strong.
Original Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my blinds drawn.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a world of beauty like this canyon.
Original Lyrics:
Images of beauty lie there stagnant.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the church, the beauty lies there stagnant.
Original Lyrics:
Images of beauty lie there stagnant.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the dearth of beauty find nostalgia
or
Emma Sturgis beautifies the scallions.
Original Lyrics:
Images of beauty lie there stagnant.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the dearth of beauty lies a stallion.
Original Lyrics:
Images of beauty lie there stagnant.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the dearth of beauty, lies are standard.
Original Lyrics:
Images of beauty lie there stagnant.
"12:30 (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my thighs crossed
Original Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my blinds drawn.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All beliefs are proud.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All that leads the crown.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And this guy is gay.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are fallen.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are fallin'.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves have fallen.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I began to pray
Original Lyrics:
And I pretend to pray
There were two versions of the song. One from the radio and one from the soundtrack of the movie American Fan, so this is not misheard
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I begin to pray.
Original Lyrics:
And I pretend to pray.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anna Lisa Brown
And this guy's OK.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Autumn leaves the ground.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I thought you were engaged.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I thought you'd really stay.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I'll catch you and you'll stay.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California men on such a winter's day
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't afford the treatment
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ebenezer Brown
And the sky is grey.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ebenezer Brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Follow Lisa Brown.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got down on my knees, and I began to pray
Original Lyrics:
Got down on my knees, and I pretend to pray
He pretends to pray in the church because it is cold outside, and he needs a warm place to be. Not because he is really praying.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got down on my knees
And I begin to pray.
Original Lyrics:
Got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I began to pray
You know the preacher lights the cove.
Original Lyrics:
I pretend to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could save the world if I was in L.A.
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could take that walk if I were in L.A.
California dreamin about your wedding day
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I were in L.A.
California dreamin on such a winter's day
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got down on my knees and I began to pray.
Original Lyrics:
I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know the creature likes to crawl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know the preacher lacked decor.
Original Lyrics:
I know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like Morgan Freeman.
Original Lyrics:
California dreaming
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I stepped into a church
Original Lyrics:
I stopped into a church
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lane
or
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lay
or
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lake
or
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lake
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I wasn't Elaine.
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I wasn't delayed
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm such a big mistake
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm such a way to stay
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovely Lisa Browne
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Louisa Brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Old valise is brown...
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown...
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oliver leads the blind.
Original Lyrics:
All of the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
On such a winners day
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Polynesian brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Preacher lights a bowl
He knows I'm going to stay
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
He knows I'm going to stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The creature life is warm
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher lights the coals.
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold.
John Phillips, in an interview, quoted the misheard lyric as correct.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher lights the coal
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher like to croak, he knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold, he knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes it warm.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes the coals.
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes to talk
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher locks the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ya know the preacher lights the coals
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature licked the floor
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the cold
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the corn
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the soda.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the corn
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked to croak
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes Nicole.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the bowl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the coast
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I want it gay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coals
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the goat
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to bowl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to call.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to call
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to drone.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to talk.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locked the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locked the door
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locked the door
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the cold
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locks the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher'd like to go.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher's eyes are cold.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher's like a poet
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher, Mike McCall.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the teacher likes her thongs.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know you're preaching like the Pope.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Gollie', said Denny, 'You know there aren't many
Who can sing a song the way that you do'. (Let's go, Zal.)
Original Lyrics:
Zallie said, 'Denny, you know there aren't many
Who can sing a song the way that you do.' (Let's go South.)
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
All these good vibrations
Original Lyrics:
Duffy's good vibrations
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
And after every number, they passed out.
Original Lyrics:
And after every number, they'd pass the hat.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
And in the coffee house the bastard sat.
Original Lyrics:
And in the coffee house Sebastian sat.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
And no one's getting fat except Mama Cat.
Original Lyrics:
And no one's getting fat except Mama Cass.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
And no one's getting fat except mama's cat
Original Lyrics:
And no one's getting fat except Mama Cass
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
And then she wants to go to the sea.
Original Lyrics:
And Mitchy wants to go to the sea.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Billy McGuire and Chester getting higher
Original Lyrics:
McGuinn and McGuire just getting higher
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Broke busted disgusted painters can't be trusted
Original Lyrics:
Broke, busted, disgusted agents can't be trusted
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Broke, busted, disgusted, agents can't be trusted
And then she wants to go to the city.
Original Lyrics:
Broke, busted, disgusted, agents can't be trusted
And Mitchy wants to go to the sea.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Broke, busted, disgusted, and she can't be trusted.
Original Lyrics:
Broke, busted, disgusted, agents can't be trusted.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Denny said, 'Gollie, jolly, don't you think that.
I wish I could play guitar like you'
Original Lyrics:
Denny said, 'Zallie, golly, don't you think that.
I wish I could play guitar like you.'
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a coffee house the bastards sat, and after every number they'd pass the hat.
Original Lyrics:
In a coffee house Sebastian sat, and after every number they'd pass the hat.
I've been singing "bastards" for years.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a coffee house, the bastard sat.
Original Lyrics:
In a coffee house, Sebastian sat.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a coffeehouse, the bastard sat
Original Lyrics:
In a coffeehouse Sabastian sat
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
John and Mitchy were getting kind of bitchy
Original Lyrics:
John and Mitchy were getting kind of itchy
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ma and my hitchie were gettin' kinda b****y.
or
Tom and Mitchie were gettin' kind of b****y.
Original Lyrics:
John and Mitchie were gettin' kind of itchy.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mugwumps, high jumps, slow slumps, speed bumps
Original Lyrics:
Mugwumps, high jumps, low slumps, big bumps
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pay no rent, and breakin out the heath hog
Original Lyrics:
It's low rent, but keeping out the heat's hard
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Standing on the turnpike, show t 'em how to hitchhike
Take me to New York right away.
Original Lyrics:
Standing on the Turnpike, thumb out to hitchhike
Take her to New York right away.
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
We knew she'd come but then she will leave
Original Lyrics:
We knew she'd come eventually
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're keeping out the Ink Spots
or
We're kicking out the Ink Spots
Original Lyrics:
But keeping out the heat's hard
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
When Denny met Cass in the Love Bug
Original Lyrics:
When Denny met Cass he gave her love bumps
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Zal, Denny and Sebastian sat (took the night off)
Original Lyrics:
Zal, Denny and Sebastian sat (at the Night Owl)
"Creeque Alley"
Misheard Lyrics:
Zal, Denny, and Sabastian sat (every night now).
Original Lyrics:
Zal, Denny and Sebastian sat (at The Night Owl).
"Dedicated To The One I Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is dedicated to my one-eyed love.
Original Lyrics:
This is dedicated to the one I love.
"Dedicated To The One I Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is dedicated to the one-eyed love.
Original Lyrics:
This is dedicated to the one I love.
"Go Where You Wanna Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not to be the cry in time
Not to be the girl you left behind.
Original Lyrics:
Not to be the crying kind
Not to be the girl you left behind.
"Go Where You Wanna Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't understand
That a girl like me can't love just one man.
Original Lyrics:
You don't understand
That a girl like me can love just one man.
"I Saw Her Again Last Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
But what can I do? I'm only two.
Original Lyrics:
But what can I do? I'm lonely too.
"I Saw Her Again Last Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
So what should I do? I'm only two.
Original Lyrics:
So what should I do? I'm lonely too.
"I Saw Her Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anaheim I'm living a lie
Original Lyrics:
All the while I'm living a lie
"I Saw Her Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
But what can I do when I'm alone with you.
Original Lyrics:
But what can I do? I'm lonely too.
"I Saw Her Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
But what can I do, I'm only two.
Original Lyrics:
But what can I do? I'm lonely too.
"Monday Monday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every other day, every other day of the week is Friday - Yeah
Original Lyrics:
Every other day, every other day of the week is fine - yeah
"Monday Monday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sundae sundae
Original Lyrics:
Monday Monday
"Monday, Monday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mommy, mommy
Original Lyrics:
Monday, Monday
"Straight Shooter"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I'm a real state trooper,
if you know what I mean
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'm a real straight shooter,
if you know what I mean
"Twelve-Thirty"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my fly strong
Original Lyrics:
I can no longer keep my blinds drawn
"Words Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Words of love so soft and tender
won't win Edgar's heart anymore
Original Lyrics:
Words of love so soft and tender
won't win a girl's heart anymore
"Words Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and long engagements
Original Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
"Words Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and long engagements
Original Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
"Words Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and warning gazes
Original Lyrics:
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
"Words Of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
You wanna know by now
Original Lyrics:
You ought to know by now

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