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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 Burning Down The House 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.

Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah Bah Cah Nah Bah Nah Cah Ah!
Original Lyrics:
I'm an ordinary guy.
Tom Jones And The Cardigans', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Burnie and the house
Mao house
Original Lyrics:
Burning down the house
My house
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
But a bust in the face?
Original Lyrics:
Gonna burst into flames.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cool place, strange that night a stranger
Original Lyrics:
Cool babies, strange but not a stranger
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Desperation is near.
Original Lyrics:
Transportation is here.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here's the ticket pack your bag,
stop what you've been working on
Yes the thing's surely here
Close enough but not too far,
baby you know where you are
Fighting fire with fire
Original Lyrics:
Here's your ticket pack your bag,
time for jumping overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far,
Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here's your ticket pack your bag
That's what you've been hoping for.
Original Lyrics:
Here's your ticket pack your bag
Time for jumpin' overboard.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold tight, wait till the potty's open.
Original Lyrics:
Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am born in Africa.
Original Lyrics:
I'm an ordinary guy.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect,
but it ain't gonna be respect
Original Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect
staring into the TV set
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect.
They rented you the TV set.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect,
staring into the TV set.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect
Staring into the baby's head.
Original Lyrics:
I don't know what you expect
Staring into the TV set.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm an old hairy guy.
Original Lyrics:
I'm an ordinary guy.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm at awe in Africa.
Original Lyrics:
I'm an ordinary guy.
Tom Jones And The Cardigans', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in northern America.
Original Lyrics:
I'm an ordinary guy.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was once a murder place
sometimes I listen to myself
All them coming first place
People on their way to work
say baby what do you expect
All them bursting in flames
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place
sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work
say baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flames
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was once upon a plate.
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
My heart's out of the ordinary
or
Mad house, out of the ordinary
Original Lyrics:
My house, 'sout of the ordinary
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
My house, I'm tired of running it.
Original Lyrics:
My house, s'out of the ordinary.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
My house, down under fun enemy
Original Lyrics:
My house, out of the ordinary
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
One Tike
or
One Tys--
Original Lyrics:
Hold tight
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
One Tys(on)
Original Lyrics:
Hold tight.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shakedown beats walking in broad daylight.
Original Lyrics:
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shakedown beats walking in broad manner.
Original Lyrics:
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stinks like Dinah's finger
Original Lyrics:
Strange but not a stranger
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strange banana sprinkler
Original Lyrics:
Strange but not a stranger
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strange banana strangers
Original Lyrics:
Strange but not a stranger
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
This was once a better place.
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
This was once a finer place, sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in this place.
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place, sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
This was once a fireplace.
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
This will take you vacuum bags: jump right up and blow the horn.
Original Lyrics:
Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down The House"
Misheard Lyrics:
What's up
Original Lyrics:
Watch out
Talking Heads', "Burning Down the House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fuzzy-Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy-Wuzzy had no hair.
Original Lyrics:
Here's your ticket, pack your bag; time for jumpin' overboard.
The New Orleans based "humor-core" cover band BAG OF DONUTS also sings that line this way.
Talking Heads', "Burning Down the House"
Misheard Lyrics:
This was once a better face
Original Lyrics:
It was once upon a place

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