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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 Allentown 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.

Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it's hard for me to cut my lawn
Original Lyrics:
And it's hard to keep a good man down
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good chance
To get at least as far as his old man Vance
Original Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as Theramin got.
Original Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got.
Leo Theramin invented the Theramin "musical instrument", which is the haunting 'woooooo' sound that's mostly associated with old time horror movies. Musically it's been prominently and most famously used on the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations".
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every shadow had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got.
Original Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot
To get at least as far as their old man got
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every shylock had a pretty good shot,
To get at least as far as their old man got
Original Lyrics:
Every child had a pretty good shot,
To get at least as far as their old man got
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have a choke, throw me a seal.
Original Lyrics:
Iron and coke, chromium steel.
Editor's note: There is a disagreement as to whether the correct word is "coke" or "coal" (various sites have either word); only Billy Joel himself would know. Therefore, until I see what the liner notes say, I'm leaving it this way.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Said that we can talk to the Jersey Shore
Original Lyrics:
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Summer weekend at the Jersey Shore.
Original Lyrics:
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
The threw a numbered ribbon right in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw a new 'Merican flag in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw a new Beirut and flashed in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw a new man who's been crowding our face
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw a numer uno back in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw a numeryptic flag in our face
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Usually, this artist is very clear.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw an 1105 (eleven-o-five) in our face
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw an Alfred Newman flag in our face
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw it up and ripped a flag in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
They threw-a number emblems back in our face.
Original Lyrics:
They threw an American flag in our face.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're living here in Allentown
What the restless Christmas handed down.
Original Lyrics:
We're living here in Allentown
But the restlessness was handed down.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well we're waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania pinocle crowd.
Original Lyrics:
Well we're waiting here in Allentown
For the Pennsylvania we never found.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I'm going back to Allenkey.
Original Lyrics:
Well, we're waiting here in Allentown.
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, we're living here in LA town
And they're closing all the factories now
Original Lyrics:
Well, we're living here in Allentown
And they're closing all the factories down
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, we're waiting here in out of town
Original Lyrics:
Well, we're waiting here in Allentown.

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