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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 Patti Smith 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 41 misheard song lyrics for Patti Smith on amIright currently.

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"Ain't It Strange" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Boys shoot water
Original Lyrics:
Boys shoot white stuff
"Ain't It Strange" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
On a fine wind
Original Lyrics:
Down in Vineland
Vineland is a small city in southern New Jersey. I have not (yet) been able to find what the reference actually refers to.
"Ask The Angels" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Quaalude, quaalude, quaalude!
Original Lyrics:
Wild, wild, wild
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to Luppa
Because the night belongs to Vase.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us.
Editor's note: Even though this song was credited as by the Patti Smith Group, it will be credited to Patti herself, for consistency sake.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to huevos.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
huevos (pronounced "WAY-vohss") is Spanish for eggs.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers,
because the night belongs to wives
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers,
because the night belongs to us
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to wives
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to life.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to robbers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night, we're lost in love
Because the night, we're lost in love.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring on the night, belongs to others
Bring on the night, belongs to us.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night, belongs to lovers
Because the night, belongs to lust.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on down, try to understand
The way I feel for the Orkin man.
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel with an injured hand
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel I'm a Yorkshire man
Take my hand as in Sunderland
They can touch you now,
Can touch you now, can touch you now
Because the night belongs to blubbers...
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't touch you now,
Can't touch you now, can't touch you now
Because the night belongs to lovers ...
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
De-tox tonight, along two others
Original Lyrics:
Because the night, belongs to lovers
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgive, the Irving Berlin
Original Lyrics:
Forgive, the yearning burning
I thought it was a metaphor for love/romance!
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Heat of the night, long steel lovers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep off the night, it belongs to lover.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Meatloaf tonight
Original Lyrics:
Because the night
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my hand and try to understand
The way I feel on the old command
Take my hand, come on the cover,
They daylight she now daylight she now.
Bee bops the name, belongs to lover
Bee bops the name, belongs to us
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take my hand, come undercover.
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now.
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
"Because the Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel when I'm in your hands.
Both are correct, at different places in the song. The "in your hands" line appears the first time around; the "under your command" line the second time. However, when 10,000 Maniacs covered this song, they used "under your command" both times.
"Dancin' Barefoot" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm dancin' in the clouds.
Original Lyrics:
I'm dancin' barefoot.
"Dancin' Barefoot" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Semen
or
Sheets
Original Lyrics:
She
"Dancing Barefoot" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The palm of our leg slits in the dark like a phase.
Original Lyrics:
The plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face.
"Easter" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Frederick and little Lee
Save your drowsy side of me
All the Catholics to the son
Brother sister time is come.
Original Lyrics:
Frederick and Vitalie
Savior dwells inside of thee
Oh, the path leads to the sun
Brother sister time has come.
"Glitter In Their Eyes" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Juice for jugs of Van Gogh what
Original Lyrics:
Just for chunks of ankgor vat
"Glitter In Their Eyes" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, can't you see the little red rice?
Original Lyrics:
Oh, can't you see the glitter in their eyes?
"Gloria"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the nightmares, and the nightmares
Original Lyrics:
And her name is, and her name is
"Gloria"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus died December the since
But I don't mind.
Original Lyrics:
Jesus died for somebody's sins
But not mine.
"Gloria"
Misheard Lyrics:
She took my money
Original Lyrics:
G-L-O-R-I-A
"Gloria"
Misheard Lyrics:
She whispered to me
She told me you're mine
And the nightmares
And the nightmares
G-L-O-R-I-A.
Original Lyrics:
She whispered to me
She told me her name
And her name is
And her name is
G-L-O-R-I-A.
"Land/Horses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go Rambo, go Rambo, go Rambo.
Original Lyrics:
Go Rimbaud, go Rimbaud, go Rimbaud.
"People Have The Power" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I climb the ring, so cruel
To wrestle the umpteenth fool!
Original Lyrics:
The power to dream, to rule
To wrestle the world from fools.
"Poppies"
Misheard Lyrics:
Damn, damn, Poppy
Original Lyrics:
Down, down, Poppy
"Pumping (My Heart)" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Tallulah Bean Dip, you know I love you so
Original Lyrics:
Total abandon, you know I love you so
"Redondo Beach" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
A swollen angel
Original Lyrics:
Was small, an angel
"Redondo Beach" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you gunned down?
Original Lyrics:
Are you gone gone?
"Redondo Beach" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Desk clerk told me
Girl was washed up
A swollen angel.
Original Lyrics:
Desk clerk told me
Girl was washed up
Was small, an angel.
"Redondo Beach" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Down by the ocean it was so dismal
Women all standing with chocolate faces.
Original Lyrics:
Down by the ocean it was so dismal
Women all standing with a shock on their faces.
"Rock 'N Roll N*****" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I was lost, and the cars
And the cars didn't matter to me.
Original Lyrics:
I was lost, and the cost
And the cost didn't matter to me.
"Rock 'N Roll N****" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I was lost, and the cause
And the cause didn't matter to me.
Original Lyrics:
I was lost, and the cost
And the cost didn't matter to me.
"Rock 'n' Roll N****r" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe it was a black sheep
Maybe it was a whore
...
Maybe, maybe, maybe it was a rock 'n' roll n*****
Original Lyrics:
Baby was a black sheep
Baby was a whore
...
Baby, baby, baby was a rock 'n' roll n*****

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