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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 Pie 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.

Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I saw you drinking in the gin
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I knew if I had matches
That I could make those people dance
Original Lyrics:
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good old boys are drinking whiskey and wine
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good old boys we're drinking whiskey and vine
Singing this could be the day that I die
This could be the day that I die
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singing this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and lye.
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
Rye is the name of a town which Don McLean was referring to.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good old men where drinking whisky and wine.
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good ole boys were drinking whiskey and wine
Original Lyrics:
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good, old boys were drinking whiskey and pie.
Original Lyrics:
And good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And good, old boys were drinking whiskey and rice
Original Lyrics:
And good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And morse code fed on a rollin' stone
Original Lyrics:
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the three men knived my most
Original Lyrics:
And the Three Men I admire most
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we sang churches in the dark
Original Lyrics:
And we sang dirges in the dark
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we sang dirties in the dark.
Original Lyrics:
And we sang dirges in the dark.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And while Lennon read a book on Marx
Original Lyrics:
And while Lenin read a book on Marx
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And while men in Red wrote a book on Marx
Original Lyrics:
And while Lennin read a book on Marx
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buy, buy Miss American Pie
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buy, buy this American pie
Original Lyrics:
Bye bye Miss American Pie
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye bye Miss American Pie,
Go my shavvy to the lavvy, but the lavvy was dry
Original Lyrics:
Bye bye Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye bye mr man in the sky
Original Lyrics:
Bye bye miss american pie
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye! Bye! Miss American Pie
Do the sherry to the larry
But the larry was right.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye! Bye! Miss American Pie
Used some Keri is so very
'Cause my levy was dry.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye MISTER American Pie
This is the most misunderstood lyric in musical history! However McLean was notoriously silent about the song, saying it was "art," and wouldn't comment on it.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss America, bye.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drop my sherry to the larry
But the nanny was dry.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drowned my Chevy in the levee
But the Chevy was dry.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
To the Chevy to the Lenny
But the Lenny was dry.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye, bye, mister merry good night
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Miss Samaritan Pie
Original Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Mister Miracle Pie
Original Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Mister, I can fly
Original Lyrics:
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chester stole his party crown
Original Lyrics:
The jester stole his thorny crown
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you recall what was on the field?
Original Lyrics:
Do you recall what was revealed?
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you recall what was the deal?
Original Lyrics:
Do you recall what was revealed?
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you recall, what was the feel?
Original Lyrics:
Do you recall what was revealed?
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drove machete into Letty
Original Lyrics:
Drove my Chevy to the levee.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drowned my nanny in the Danube.
Original Lyrics:
Drove my Chevy to the levee.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fie! Fie! Miss American Pie
Poked my devy to the levy
But the levy was pie.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
His hands were clenched in sister's braids
Original Lyrics:
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I saw you dancing chin to chin
Original Lyrics:
I saw you dancing in the gym
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a homie teenage drunken laut
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a horny teenage drunken buck.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage bonken' buck.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage drunken butt
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage drunken slut.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage from Kenfuck.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage honkin' butt
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage your combined
With an incarnation and a pick up drunk
But I knew that I was on the run
The day the music lied.
or
I was a lonely teenage drunken buck
With a a good carnation and a pick up drunk
But I knew that I was iut of luck
The day the music died.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pick up truck
But I knew that I was outta luck
The day the music died.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenager from Cuba
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely, teenage drunken f*ck
with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely, teenage broncing buck
with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely, teenage rockin' punk
with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely, teenage broncing buck
with a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a loney teenage drunken slut.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
If the Bible tells your soul
Original Lyrics:
If the Bible tells you so
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a coke he borrowed from James Dean
Original Lyrics:
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Man I dig those rhythmic blues
Original Lyrics:
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Man, I dig those rhythmy blues
Original Lyrics:
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My hands were clenched in sister's braids
Original Lyrics:
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My, my this American pie!
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My, my, Miss American My
Put the chevy to the levy, Miss American My.
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
My, my, it's American pie!
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Potsie, Richie and Donny Most
Original Lyrics:
The father, son and the holy ghost
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
The court knew he was a jerk.
Original Lyrics:
The court room was adjourned.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
The court room was a germ.
Original Lyrics:
The court room was adjourned.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
The court took practice in the park
Original Lyrics:
The quartet practiced in the park.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
The jester stole his sorry crown
Original Lyrics:
The jester stole his thorny crown
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Them good old boys were feeling frisky and wry
Original Lyrics:
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then while Leaden read a post card mark
The court kept practice in the park.
Original Lyrics:
Then while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then while men in red approached the mark
The court jester practiced in the park.
Original Lyrics:
Then while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Threw my sherry trough the alley
But I never knew why.
Original Lyrics:
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
We said Jersey's in the dark.
Original Lyrics:
We sang dirges in the dark.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
We sang dirties in the dark.
Original Lyrics:
We sang dirges in the dark.
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the Jester sang for the King and Queen
In a Coke Bottle from James Dean
Original Lyrics:
When the Jester sang for the King and Queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why, why in a miracle time?
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye Miss American Pie.
Madonna's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a big carnation and a big of truck
Original Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a pick-up truck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a fake carnation and a picker drug
Original Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a paper cup
Original Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
With reincarnation and a pickup truck
Original Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck

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