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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 Brother Down 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.

Sam Roberts', "Brother Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rich man cried 'cause his monkey died
Poor man's white 'cause he knows he ain't black
Original Lyrics:
Rich man crying 'cause his money is time
Poor man smiling 'cause he knows he ain’t blind

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