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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 Instant Karma 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.

John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hell on earth do you think you are?
A movie star? Well not by far.
'Cause we all shout on
Original Lyrics:
What on earth do you think you are?
A superstar? Well right you are.
Well we all shine on
Misheard Lyrics:
Instant cop is gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant karma's gonna get you.
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Cop is gonna get you.
or
Mystic Karma's gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant Karma's gonna get you.
Misheard Lyrics:
Mrs. Carter's gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant Karma's gonna get you.
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mrs. Cobb is gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant karma's gonna get you.
Misheard Lyrics:
Mrs. Klotz is gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant karma's gonna get you.
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show not a little pain and fear
Original Lyrics:
Surely not to live in pain and fear
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some cop is gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant karma's gonna get you.
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Surely not to lift a keg of beer
Original Lyrics:
Surely not to live in pain and fear
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well the cops are gonna get you.
Original Lyrics:
Instant Karma's gonna get you.
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not the little can of beer.
Original Lyrics:
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why on earth are we here?
Surely not to lift a keg of beer
Original Lyrics:
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yes the cop is gonna get you
Original Lyrics:
Instant karma's gonna get you.

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