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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 Closing Time 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.

Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know who was wanted, take me home
Original Lyrics:
I know who would want to take me home
Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know who would wonder, take me home
Original Lyrics:
I know who would want to take me home
Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
One less call for alcohol
So vanish your whiskey or beer
Original Lyrics:
One last call for alcohol
So finish your whiskey or beer
Generally, this song appears to be about the time a bar is closing, hence the altered term, "last call".
Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
So gather up your jackets, moving to the exits.
or
So gather up your jackets, move into the exits.
Original Lyrics:
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits.
Leonard Cohen's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
The women tear their blouses off
And then they dance on the polka dots.
Original Lyrics:
The women tear their blouses off
And the men, they dance on the polka dots.
Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time for you to go out to the places you would be thrown
Original Lyrics:
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

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