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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 For What It's Worth 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.

Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
A thousand people on the sleet.
Original Lyrics:
A thousand people on the street.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fowls, and people in the street.
Original Lyrics:
A thousand people on the street.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think it's time we stop it, what's that sound?
Everybody knows what's gonna drown
Original Lyrics:
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody knows what's going down
Amber Pacific's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm taking it in, I'm holding it back
I'm filling my lungs with the mouth-to-mouth back.
Original Lyrics:
I'm taking it in, I'm holding it back
I'm filling my lungs with this knife in my back.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
There a lawyer strikes to beat
A thousand people in the street.
Original Lyrics:
What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
There are lawyers tracks deep.
Original Lyrics:
Paranoia strikes deep.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a man with a gum over there
Original Lyrics:
There's a man with a gun over there
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time to stop, gee, what's that sound
Everybody look, what's going down
Original Lyrics:
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody knows what's going down
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
What a field day for the geese.
Original Lyrics:
What a field day for the heat.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
What a field day for the heat
Cows and people in the street.
Original Lyrics:
What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street.
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
What a fill before they eat
Original Lyrics:
What a field day for the heat
The 'heat' being, obviously, the police, as the song is about young people demonstrating in the '60.
Placebo's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a god shaped whore tonight
Original Lyrics:
Your god-shaped hole tonight

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