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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 Career Opportunities 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.

The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm never going back
Original Lyrics:
Ain't a-never gonna knock
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every job they offer used to kick you off the dock
Original Lyrics:
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am such a selfish fool
And I won't open letter forms for you.
Original Lyrics:
I hate the civil service rules
And I won't open letter bombs for you.
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hate the Army and getting up at 4 AM
I don't wanna go fighting in the tropic New Guinea
Original Lyrics:
I hate the Army and I hate the R.A.F.
I don't wanna go a-fighting in the tropical heat
R.A.F. stands for Royal Air Force.
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hate the sound of a sonic boom
And I won't open letter bombs for you
Original Lyrics:
I hate the civil service rules
And I won't open letter bombs for you
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't open flower bombs for you
Original Lyrics:
I won't open letter bombs for you
Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't open my bum for you.
Original Lyrics:
And I won't open letter bombs for you.
The Clash's, "Career Opportunities"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't say I'm sorry Bob
And I won't open live farm for you
Original Lyrics:
I hate the civil service rules
And I won't open letter bombs for you

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