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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 American Dream 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.

Misheard Lyrics:
And dream Jamaica is a pick-me-up sign.
Original Lyrics:
And dream Jamaica is a big neon sign.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I seen you naked in the moonlight
Original Lyrics:
I see Jamaica in the moonlight
Misheard Lyrics:
I've seen you naked in the moonlight
Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night.
Original Lyrics:
I think Jamaican in the moonlight
Sandy beaches, drinking rum every night.
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, I like an American dream
or
Why lie? An American dream.
Original Lyrics:
Voila! An American dream!
Yes, they recorded this song as The Dirt Band, not the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. (They had shortened their name by this time.)
System Of A Down's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's no flag large enough
To hide the shame of America.
Original Lyrics:
There is no flag that is large enough
To hide the shame of a man in cuffs.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll split the diference
Go to Coke and not rum
Original Lyrics:
We'll split the difference
Go to Coconut Grove
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll split the difference for a Coke and a roll
Original Lyrics:
We'll split the difference, go to Coconut Grove
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
When it's as easy as closing your eyes
And dream Jamaica is a pygmy on size.
Original Lyrics:
When it's as easy as closing your eyes
And dream Jamaica is a big neon sign.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's, "American Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why laugh at American dream?
Original Lyrics:
VoilĂ , an American dream.

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