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Misheard 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 Alabama 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.

Neil Young's, "Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Banjos playin' through the broken glass
Wind blows down in Alabam
See the old folks tyin' white ropes
Hear the banjo come to take you down home
I'm from a new land
I come to you, man
See, all is ruined
What are you doin' Alabam?
Original Lyrics:
Banjos playin' through the broken glass
Windows down in Alabama
See the old folks tied in white ropes
Hear the banjo
Don't it take you down home?
I'm from a new land
I come to you and see all this ruin
What are you doin' Alabama?
My lyric conjures up the additional misery of the banjos playing through the shot-out whiskey and beer bottles all over the ground, rather than just playing through holed-out windows. Neil doesn't enunciate 'Alabama' as strongly in my lyrics as he does the first couple of times - 'Alabam' conjures up a familiarity that further criticizes that state.

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