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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 Handy Man 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.

Jimmy Jones', "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here is the main thing I want to say
I'm busy 24 hours a day
I fix broken hearts, I know that I'm pretty gay.
Original Lyrics:
Here is the main thing I want to say
I'm busy 24 hours a day
I fix broken hearts, I know that I truly can.
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here is the rain thing (that) I wanna say.
Original Lyrics:
Here is the main thing (that) I wanna say.
The first time he says the above lyrics, he inserts the word "that." The second time he says the lyrics, he omits the word "that," and that's why I enclosed the word "that" in parentheses.
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey girls, gather 'round
Descend to what I'm puttin' down
or
Hey girls, gather 'round
Because of what I'm puttin' down.
Original Lyrics:
Hey girls, gather 'round
Listen to what I'm putting down.
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I fix broken clocks.
Original Lyrics:
I fix broken hearts.
Del Shannon's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I fix broken hearts I know I can repair
Original Lyrics:
I fix broken hearts I know I really care
1964 cover of the 1960 Jimmy Jones hit
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I whisper sweet things
You tell on your friends.
Original Lyrics:
I whisper sweet things
You tell all your friends.
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm busy only four hours a day.
Original Lyrics:
I'm busy twenty-four hours a day.

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