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There are 88 misheard song lyrics for Tom Petty on amIright currently.

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"Crawling Back To You" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It was me and my sidekick
He was drunk, I was a d**k.
Original Lyrics:
It was me and my sidekick
He was drunk and I was sick.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
All the valentines walkin' through the valley
or
All the film empires walkin' through the valley
or
All the film times walkin' through the valley.
Original Lyrics:
All the vampires walkin' through the valley.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Free fallin' ABBA free fallin'
Original Lyrics:
Free fallin' I'm-a free fallin'
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Free fallin' Velma, Free Velma
Original Lyrics:
Free fallin', yea I'm, free fallin', yea I'm
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Free foreign
Original Lyrics:
Free fallin'
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna flag dance over Mulholland
Original Lyrics:
Gonna fly down over Mulholland
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I had a long day, livin' and receivin'.
or
I had a long day, living in the ceilin'.
Original Lyrics:
It's a long day, living in Reseda.
Reseda is a suburb of northwestern Los Angeles, for those who don't know.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna dive bomb over Mulholland.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna glide down over Mulholland.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna flack down over Mud Harvey.
or
I'm gonna flag down over Mohammed.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna glide down over Mulholland.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna flag dance over Mulholland
Original Lyrics:
I wanna fly down over Mulholland
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna rag her for namin' this guy
Original Lyrics:
I wanna write her name in the sky
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna ride her, naming her 'Sky'.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna write her name in the sky.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna ride out, over Valhalla.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna ride down, over Mulholland.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna write down, over Mulhama
I wanna ride her, naming this guy.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna ride down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want a black dam over my heart.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna ride down over Muholland.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want a blackout over Valhalla.
Original Lyrics:
I want to fly down over Mulholland.
Valhalla is the city the Norse gods lived in.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want free
Frijoles!
Original Lyrics:
And I'm free
Free fallin'.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to clog dance over to Holland
Original Lyrics:
I want to glide down over Mulholland
Editor's note: Tom recorded this song under his name only, without the Heartbreakers, so all entries for this song should be filed under Tom Petty, rather than Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to fly down over Valhalla
Original Lyrics:
I want to fly down over Mulholland
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to write her naming this guy.
Original Lyrics:
I want to write her name in the sky.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a bag boy, 'cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bag boy for breakin' her heart
Original Lyrics:
I'm a bad boy, 'cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart
It DOES sound like he's saying "BAG boy" rather than "BAD boy." ;-D
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a free foreign
Original Lyrics:
I'm-a free fallin'
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a long day livin' in Racine.
Original Lyrics:
It's a long day livin' in Reseda.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a long day livin' in the cedar.
Original Lyrics:
It's a long day living in Reseda.
Reseda is a suburb of Los Angeles, for those who don't know.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a long day, givin' and receivin'.
Original Lyrics:
It's a long day, living in Reseda.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves Cheez-Its and America, too
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus and America, too
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves Cheez-Its
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves Cheez-its and America, too.
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus and America, too.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves cheeses, and America too.
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus, and America too.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Loves cheeses, and American too.
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus, and America too.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
She loves Cheez-its and her miracle, too.
Original Lyrics:
Loves Jesus, and America, too.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a good girl, crazy about elves.
Original Lyrics:
She's a good girl, crazy about Elvis.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a good girl, loves her mama, loves cheeses, and America too.
Original Lyrics:
She's a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus, and America too.
"Free Fallin'" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a freeway running through the yarn.
Original Lyrics:
There's a freeway running through the yard.
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Frijoles
Original Lyrics:
Free falling
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a long day, living in the semen.
Original Lyrics:
It's a long day, living in Reseda.
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Its a long day Livin' in Receiving
Original Lyrics:
Its a long day Livin in Reseda
I never understood what vampires have to do with free falling. (Ed: Well, maybe if they changed from bats in mid-flight...)
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm free, free bawling.
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm free, free falling.
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm free, free loading.
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm free, free falling.
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got shiny bright elbows
Original Lyrics:
She's crazy 'bout Elvis
"Free Falling" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
3:40
or
Free Balling
or
Tree falling
or
Tree falling
Original Lyrics:
Free Falling
"Free balling" refers to when you don't wear any underwear.
"Free Fallng" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Phil phil Collins
Original Lyrics:
Free free falling
"Here Comes My Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can't spell 'girl.'
Original Lyrics:
Here comes my girl.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want back down.
Original Lyrics:
And I won't back down.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want that cow.
Original Lyrics:
And I won't back down.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
And a wombat dance.
Original Lyrics:
And I won't back down.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I walk back down.
Original Lyrics:
I won't back down.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I walk downtown
Original Lyrics:
I won't back down
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want back down.
Original Lyrics:
I won't back down.
"I Won't Back Down" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I want that dance.
Original Lyrics:
And I won't back down.
"Learning To Fly"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it rocks my mouth
Original Lyrics:
And the rocks might melt
"Learning To Fly"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgot no square.
Original Lyrics:
For God knows where.
Editor's note: This song was recorded by Tom Petty only (without his band the Heartbreakers), so it should be listed under his name only.
"Learning To Fly"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I started out
Forgot no square.
Original Lyrics:
So I started out
For God knows where.
"Rebels"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was Barney Rubble
Original Lyrics:
I was Born a Rebel
"Refugee"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't have to leave like a referee
Original Lyrics:
Don't have to live like a refugee
"Refugee"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee
Don't have to live like a refugette.
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee.
Don't have to live like a refugee.
"Refugee"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to live like you wrecked your jeans.
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee.
"Refugee"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to live with an STD.
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee.
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Banana down the drain
Original Lyrics:
Runnin' down a dream
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Burning down a dream
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hit cruise control and broke my a**.
Original Lyrics:
Hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes.
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt so good like anything is possible
I hit cruise control and broke my eyes.
Original Lyrics:
I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes.
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I put the pedal down to make a new start
Original Lyrics:
I put the pedal down to make some time
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I was sublime
Original Lyrics:
I was drivin'
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm running down the drain.
Original Lyrics:
I'm runnin' down a dream.
Andria adds: "As far as I'm concerned (I'm 5'7 and 155 lbs. with a large chest and wide hips). So I can't run down a drain, nor could anything short of an ant, a mouse or a cockroach."
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's runnin' down the drain
Original Lyrics:
I'm runnin' down a dream.
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Never would come to be.
Original Lyrics:
Never would come to me.
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Right down the drain
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
"Runnin' Down A Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Right on down the drain.
Original Lyrics:
Runnin' down a dream.
"Runnin' Down a Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down the drain,
Never would have come to me,
Working on a mystery going to where ever it leads,
Running down the drain
Original Lyrics:
Runnin' down a dream
That would never come to me
Working on a mystery going to where ever it leads
Runnin' down a dream
"Runnin' Down a Dream" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah runnin' down the drain
Original Lyrics:
Yeah runnin' down a dream
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Runnin' down a train
Original Lyrics:
Runnin' down a dream
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down a drain
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down a dream
The devil would come to me.
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
That never would come to me.
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down a tree
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down the drain when I had company
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream that never would come to me
"Running Down A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down the drain
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream
"Running Down a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running down a tree, no one even stopped to pee
Original Lyrics:
Running down a dream, never would come to me
"Running Down a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
The devil would come to me
Working on a mystery
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Working on a mystery
"Shadow Of A Doubt (Complex Kid)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when she's dreaming
Sometimes she sings in French.
Original Lyrics:
And when she's dreaming
Sometimes she seems depressed.
"Shadow Of A Doubt (Complex Kid)"
Misheard Lyrics:
With that little certain something,
she's a proud Mexican.
Original Lyrics:
With that little certain something,
shes a complex kid
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you really wanna be upstanding,
I know you really wanna be a rubber duck.
Baby you could never lick me in the eyes
Holy boley with the weight of the world
Original Lyrics:
(I know you really want to tell me good-bye)
(I know you really want to be your own girl)
Baby, you could never look me in the eye
Yeah, you buckle with the weight of the words
"You Don't Know How It Feels" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's head on down the road
Until we lone to be proud.
Original Lyrics:
Let's head on down the road
I'm too alone to be proud.
"You Don't Know How It Feels" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
My old man was born to rock
He's still trying to suck a c*ck.
Original Lyrics:
My old man was born to rock
He's still trying to beat the clock.
"You Don't Know How It Feels" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Some grow young,
some grow old
Original Lyrics:
Some grow young,
some grow cold
Editor's note: Tom recorded this song solo, rather than with the Heartbreakers, so it should be filed under his name only.
"You Don't Know How It Feels" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn the radio left
Original Lyrics:
Turn the radio loud

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