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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 California Dreamin' 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.

Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All beliefs are proud.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All that leads the crown.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And this guy is gay.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray.
Mamas and The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are fallen.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas and The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves are fallin'.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas and The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the leaves have fallen.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I began to pray
Original Lyrics:
And I pretend to pray
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I begin to pray.
Original Lyrics:
And I pretend to pray.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anna Lisa Brown
And this guy's OK.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray.
The Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Autumn leaves the ground.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin' in the month of May.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I thought you were engaged.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I thought you'd really stay.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California dreamin'
I'll catch you and you'll stay.
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
California men on such a winter's day
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't afford the treatment
Original Lyrics:
California dreamin'
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Condoleezza Brown and the skies are grey
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown and the skies are grey
The Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ebenezer Brown
And the sky is grey.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ebenezer Brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Follow Lisa Brown.
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got down on my knees, and I began to pray
Original Lyrics:
Got down on my knees, and I pretend to pray
He pretends to pray in the church because it is cold outside, and he needs a warm place to be. Not because he is really praying.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got down on my knees
And I begin to pray.
Original Lyrics:
Got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I began to pray
You know the preacher lights the cove.
Original Lyrics:
I pretend to pray
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I caught you with Dave
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could save the world if I was in L.A.
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could take that walk if I were in L.A.
California dreamin about your wedding day
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I were in L.A.
California dreamin on such a winter's day
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got down on my knees and I began to pray.
Original Lyrics:
I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know the creature likes to crawl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know the preacher lacked decor.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like Morgan Freeman.
Original Lyrics:
California dreaming
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I stepped into a church
Original Lyrics:
I stopped into a church
Mamas and The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lake
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lane
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lay
or
I'd be safe and warm if I was in a lei
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I wasn't Elaine.
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I wasn't delayed
Original Lyrics:
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm such a big mistake
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm such a way to stay
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I didn't tell her, I could eat today
Original Lyrics:
If I didn't tell her, I could leave today
The Mamas and The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovely Lisa Browne
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Louisa Brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Old valise is brown...
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown...
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oliver leads the blind.
Original Lyrics:
All of the leaves are brown.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
On such a winners day
Original Lyrics:
On such a winter's day
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Polynesian brown
Original Lyrics:
All the leaves are brown.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Preacher lights a bowl
He knows I'm going to stay
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
He knows I'm going to stay.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The creature life is warm
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher lights the coals.
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold.
John Phillips, in an interview, quoted the misheard lyric as correct.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher lights the coal
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher like to croak, he knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold, he knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes it warm.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes the Pope
or
The preacher likes the poor
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes the coals.
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher likes to talk
Original Lyrics:
The preacher likes the cold
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The preacher locks the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ya know the preacher lights the coals
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature licked the floor
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the cold.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the cold
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the corn
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the creature likes the soda.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the corn
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked to croak
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes Nicole.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the bowl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the coast
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold (preacher likes the cold)
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal (preacher lights the coal)
It has been reported widely that Cass sang the wrong lyric "began to pray" instead of the published "pretend to pray". Her lyric kinda fits but lacks the added pathos of having to pretend to pray in order to stay in a church long enough to get in out of the cold and warm up.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I want it gay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coals
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the goat
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to bowl.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to call.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to drone.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to talk.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes to talk
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locked the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher liked the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locked the door
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher locks the door.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher'd like to go.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher's eyes are cold.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher's like a poet
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher, Mike McCall.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Mamas And The Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the teacher likes the cold.
or
You know the teacher likes her thongs.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
The Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know you're preaching like the Pope.
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.

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