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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 Manhattan Transfer 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 25 misheard song lyrics for Manhattan Transfer on amIright currently.

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"Agua"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dreaming what cannot be science
Original Lyrics:
Dreaming what cannot be sighted
"Birdland" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Bird naked
Original Lyrics:
Bird made it.
"Birdland" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got flat feet
Everybody's got webbed feet
Everybody's six feet tall
An' they'll never stop.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody dug that beat
Everybody stomped their feet
Everybody digs be-bop
An' they'll never stop.
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
And he keeps his buckets full of spending loot.
Original Lyrics:
And he keeps his pockets full of spending loot.
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
And he's cute in his Motown suit
Original Lyrics:
And he's cute in his mohair suit
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
He has the finest Pentax I've ever seen in town
Original Lyrics:
He has the finest penthouse I've ever seen in town
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a real town
An needs no clown yeah yeah
He is the fine ice pen ice
I've ever seen in town yeah, yeah
And he's cute in his mommy's suit
And he keeps his pock marks full of
Spend and loot yeah, yeah
Original Lyrics:
He's really down and he's no
Clown yeah yeah
He has the finest penthouse
I've ever seen in town yeah, yeah
And he's cute in his mohair suit
And he keeps his pockets full of
Spending loot yeah, yeah
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh wah, ooh wah, boo boo kitty
or
Ooh wah, ooh wah, hoo-hoo kitty
or
Ooh wah, ooh wah, who, who did it?
Original Lyrics:
Ooh wah, ooh wah, cool, cool kitty.
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh wah, ooh wah, cuckoo kiddie
Original Lyrics:
Ooh wah, ooh wah, cool, cool kitty
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooo whee, say you ought to come and see
His dueling scarf.
Original Lyrics:
Ooo whee, say you ought to come and see
His dueling scar.
"Boy From New York City" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooo, whee, he walks through the common city.
Original Lyrics:
Ooo whee, say you ought to come and see
"Chanson D'Amour"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sean's on the Moon.
Original Lyrics:
Chanson D'Amour
"Mystery"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn back the hands of time
Hold on to misty memories.
Original Lyrics:
Turnin' back the hands of time
Holdin' on to misty memories.
Sebastian Humpert adds: "The first one to sing "Mystery" was not Anita Baker. Anita's version is actually a remake of the Manhattan Transfer."
"Nothing Better Than Love" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's got flat feet
Everybody's got webbed feet
Everybody's six feet tall
An' they'll never stop.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody dug that beat
Everybody stomped their feet
Everybody digs be-bop
An' they'll never stop.
"Occapella"
Misheard Lyrics:
To add a little song into each life
And make it finger f***ing good.
Original Lyrics:
To add a little song into each life
And make it finger popping good.
"Operator" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
"Operator" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
"Soul Food To Go" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Ahh, ooh, ahh.
This be-bops too much.
I know you know.
Hip hop.
Never stop.
Eye for tooth.
Tasty fun
Original Lyrics:
Ahh, ooh, ahh.
This be-bops too much.
I know you know.
Hip hop.
Never stop.
I'll pour you tasty funk
"Soul Food To Go" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, come in and check it out.
Who says Simone?
Original Lyrics:
Come on, come in and check it out.
Ooh, c'est si bon
"Soul Food To Go" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll pour you tasty foam.
Original Lyrics:
I'll pour you tasty funk.
"Soul Food To Go" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The party's on. The stove, it's cookin'
Original Lyrics:
The pot is on the stove; It's cookin'
"Trickle Trickle" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Tickle Tickle
Slap Slap
Original Lyrics:
Trickle Trickle
Splash Splash
"Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
A dimension of south
A dimension of psych
A dimension of mom
Original Lyrics:
A dimension of sound
A dimension of sight
A dimension of mind
"Twilight Zone" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Feeling metal locomtion in my misty, carnal zone
Original Lyrics:
Pyramidal locomtion from the mystic, unknown zone
Most people thought they were saying: 'here in the Twilight Zone', but they were really saying: 'hearin' the twilight tone', according to the sheet music. (It's a song about jazz.)
"Twilight Zone" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Now he resides in place trombone
In this mystic homophone.
Original Lyrics:
Now he resides and plays trombone
In the mystic unknown zone.

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