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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 The Downeaster 'Alexa' 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.

Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got bills to pay and children who need booze
Original Lyrics:
I got bills to pay and children who need clothes
Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have journeyed across to the Binyah
Original Lyrics:
I have charted a course to The Vineyard
Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have journeyed across to the vineyard
Original Lyrics:
I have chartered a course to the vineyard
Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know there's a wish out there and wom(an) cry only knows
Original Lyrics:
I know there's fish out there and where God only knows
Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got people back on land through company
Original Lyrics:
I've got people back on land who count on me
Billy Joel's, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I'm on the Downeaster "Alexa"
And I'm crusing through black island sound
I have charted a course through Dominion
But tonight I am (a) man took-en bound
Original Lyrics:
Well I'm on the Downeaster "Alexa"
And I'm crusing through Block Island Sound
I have chartered a course through the Vineyard
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

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