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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 Because The Night 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.

10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because a fight belongs to lovers.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to Luppa
Because the night belongs to Vase.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us.
Editor's note: Even though this song was credited as by the Patti Smith Group, it will be credited to Patti herself, for consistency sake.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to huevos.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
huevos (pronounced "WAY-vohss") is Spanish for eggs.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers,
because the night belongs to wives
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers,
because the night belongs to us
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to wives
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to life.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night, we're lost in love
Because the night, we're lost in love.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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.
Patti Smith Group's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring on the night, belongs to others
Bring on the night, belongs to us.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night, belongs to lovers
Because the night, belongs to lust.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't touch me, nah.
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't touch you now
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't you see that I'm the Orkin Man?
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
Patti Smith Group's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on down, try to understand
The way I feel for the Orkin man.
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel with an injured hand
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel I'm a Yorkshire man
Take my hand as in Sunderland
They can touch you now,
Can touch you now, can touch you now
Because the night belongs to blubbers...
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 touch you now,
Can't touch you now, can't touch you now
Because the night belongs to lovers ...
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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)
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
De-tox tonight, along two others
Original Lyrics:
Because the night, belongs to lovers
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgive, the Irving Berlin
Original Lyrics:
Forgive, the yearning burning
I thought it was a metaphor for love/romance!
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heat of the night, long steel lovers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
I cannot live, forgive the yawning bunny
Original Lyrics:
I cannot live, forgive the yearning burning
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep off the night, it belongs to lover.
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is as real as a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on the telephone.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is unreal, a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on the telephone.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love isn't really a telephone.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a ring on a telephone.
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meatloaf tonight
Original Lyrics:
Because the night
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rebirth of life
belongs to lovers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night
belongs to lovers
Patti Smith's, "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take my hand and try to understand
The way I feel on the old command
Take my hand, come on the cover,
They daylight she now daylight she now.
Bee bops the name, belongs to lover
Bee bops the name, belongs to us
Original Lyrics:
Come on now try and understand
The way I feel when I'm in your hands
Take my hand, come undercover.
They can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now.
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
10000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
The vicious sack of turnips
Original Lyrics:
The vicious cycle turns
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel, I'm the Orkin Man.
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
They can hurt you now
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
They cannot cheat now.
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
They guarantee now.
Original Lyrics:
They can't hurt you now.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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.
10,000 Maniacs', "Because The Night"
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...
10,000 Maniacs', "Because the Night"
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.
Patti Smith Group's, "Because the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to robbers
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
10,000 Maniacs', "Because the Night"
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
Patti Smith's, "Because the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
The way I feel under your command
Original Lyrics:
The way I feel when I'm in your hands.
Both are correct, at different places in the song. The "in your hands" line appears the first time around; the "under your command" line the second time. However, when 10,000 Maniacs covered this song, they used "under your command" both times.

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