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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 10,000 Maniacs 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 65 misheard song lyrics for 10,000 Maniacs on amIright currently.

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"Back O' The Moon" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
No swart looking geese in bondage
Dance with me in high metal trousers.
Original Lyrics:
No smart looking geese in bonnets
Dance with pigs in high button trousers.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because a fight belongs to lovers.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the knife belongs to others,
Because the knife belongs to Gus
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers,
Because the night belongs to us
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because tonight belongs to lovers
Because tonight belongs to lust.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Can of tuna, can of tuna, can of tunaaAaAaAaA
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now, can't hurt you nowowowowow
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't touch me, nah.
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't touch you now
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't you see that I'm the Orkin Man?
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now and try to understand
the way I feel about the Orkin Man
Original Lyrics:
Come on now and try to understand
the way I feel under your command
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel, I'm the Orkin man!
Original Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now, try and arm her, Stan
The way I feel, I'm the Orkin Man
Take my hand as this understands
They can hurt you now
Can hurt you now
Can hurt you now (latter word sung back and forth)
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 hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now (latter word sung back and forth)
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand,
the way I feel about the Orkin Man
Original Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand,
the way I feel under your command
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand,
the way I feel, my New Yorker man
Original Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand,
the way I feel under your command
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel on the old come-on
Original Lyrics:
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
De la chida, de la chida
Cadda chino-o-o
Be-bop anay, banosi wa-ah
Be-bop anay, banosi wuh.
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now, 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:
I cannot live, forgive the yawning bunny
Original Lyrics:
I cannot live, forgive the yearning burning
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Leave off the night to these two lovers
Leave off the night to these two wives
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is an angel disguised as lust
in our face until the morning comes
Original Lyrics:
Love is an angel disguised as lust
here in our bed until the morning comes
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is an angel, disguised is love
Come and dance until the morning comes
Original Lyrics:
Love is an angel disguised as lust
In our beds until the morning comes
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is as real as a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on the telephone.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is unreal, a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on the telephone.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Love isn't really a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on a telephone.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Rebirth of life
belongs to lovers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night
belongs to lovers
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my hand as the sun ascends.
Original Lyrics:
Take my hand, as the sun descends.
Editor's note: Many lyrics sites have this line as "Take my hand, come under cover", whereas others have "...as the sun descends." Those two phrases sound completely different, yet when you listen to the recording, it's not completely understandable, yet Natalie Merchant sounds like she's saying something about the sun.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my hand as the sun don't set
Begin edging out
Original Lyrics:
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The vicious sack of turnips
Original Lyrics:
The vicious cycle turns
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel and you're the man
take energy now
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
they can't hurt you now
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel on the old command
Take my hand as the sun does set
Take energy now
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun descends
They can't hurt you now
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel, I'm the Orkin Man.
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
They can hurt you now
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
They cannot cheat now.
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
They guarantee now.
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Think energy now, energy now, energy now!
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you know, can't hurt you now.
"Because The Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Think energy now, energy now, energy now...
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now...
"Because the Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Bebop the noun, because true lovers.
Bebop the noun, because true lies.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
Because the night belongs to us.
"Because the Night" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The energy now, energy now, energy now
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now
"Candy Everybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Doodly monkey wall
Original Lyrics:
Give 'em what they want.
"Candy Everybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey. hey, everybody wants
Original Lyrics:
Hey, hey, give 'em what they want
"Candy Everybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey. hey, you want the bar.
Original Lyrics:
Hey, hey, give 'em what they want.
"Candy Everybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoo-hoo, do you wanna play?
Original Lyrics:
Who, who do you wanna blame?
"Candy Everybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If blood and lust taste so sweet and wheat,
Give them what they want!
Original Lyrics:
If blood and lust taste so sweet, then we,
Give them what they want!
"Candy Eveybody Wants" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
We've lost that hay, Mister Candy!
Original Lyrics:
If lust and hate is the candy
"Cotton Alley" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Not love
Not assult
But somewhere in between.
Original Lyrics:
Not loud
Not soft
But somewhere in between.
"Eat For Two" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I eat the tuna,
walk the tuna,
breathe the tuna
Original Lyrics:
I eat for two,
walk for two,
breathe for two now
"Gold Rush Brides" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Her counts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and greed.
Original Lyrics:
Accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and grief.
"Gold Rush Brides" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The color on the walls is a white road-woman's bra, yes indeed.
Original Lyrics:
Dakota on the wall is a white-robed woman, broad yet maidenly.
"Gold Rush Brides" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
There comes a madness, child, from lonliness and pain.
Original Lyrics:
Accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and grief.
"Hey Jack Kerouac" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Steaming Catholic blood
They all spoke to you.
Original Lyrics:
Steamy cafe plots
They all spoke to you.
"Hey Jack Kerouac" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Steamy cafe plots
They all spoke to you.
Original Lyrics:
steaming cafe flirts
they all spoke to you
"Hey, Jack Kerouac" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
What a tea stain
Shotgun the world.
Original Lyrics:
What a tear stain
Shock of the world.
"Hey, Jack Kerouac" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
What a triste
Shock of the world.
Original Lyrics:
What a tear-stained
Shock of the world.
"If You Intend" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
How can you be so Neo-Nazi?
Original Lyrics:
How can you be so near and not see?
"Jezebel" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel like a faithful Israeli in your home
Original Lyrics:
I feel like a theif who is raiding your home
"Jubilee" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I know in the night he mops the words off the creatures
Original Lyrics:
Alone in the night he mocks the words of the preacher
"Like The Weather" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
A quiver in my lip as it's on my crotch.
Original Lyrics:
A quiver in my lip as if I might cry.
"Like the Weather" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Out of this four poster delta bed
Folding downward
Original Lyrics:
Out of this four poster dull torpor
Pulling downward
"Peace Train"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride on the Pee Stain
this is the pee stain
Original Lyrics:
Ride on the peace train,
this is the peace train
"Please Forgive Us" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be no more dried-up black things
Original Lyrics:
There'll be more trials like these
"These Are Days" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Never before and never sex
Original Lyrics:
Never before and never since
"These Are Days" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
These are Dave's to remember
Original Lyrics:
These are days, you'll remember
"These Are Days" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
These are the dates
Original Lyrics:
These are the days
"Trouble Me" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Because my fear means a storm is swell and
Original Lyrics:
The calm I feel means a storm is swellin'.
"Trouble Me" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
My back is dirty and strong.
Original Lyrics:
My back is sturdy and strong.
"What's The Matter Here?" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If you don't take your chest X-Rays
I'll take these bells from around my waist
Original Lyrics:
If you don't sit in your chair straight
I'll take this belt from around my waist
"What's The Matter Here?" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
That young boy, a balcony
Original Lyrics:
That young boy without a name

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