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REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It..."
Misheard Lyrics:
And turn 'em into, turn 'em into, turn 'em into flies.
Original Lyrics:
A tournament of, tournament of, tournament of lies.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Dummy, serve your own needs!
Original Lyrics:
Don't mis-serve your own needs.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Virgin snakes, airplanes.
Original Lyrics:
Birds and snakes, aeroplanes.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Wire in the fire, representatives have engaged
Original Lyrics:
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dammi Severoni
Original Lyrics:
World serves its own needs.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't get caught in Porn Tower.
Original Lyrics:
Don't get caught in foreign towers.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
F***ing in, unicorn
Original Lyrics:
Locking in uniform
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want a cigarette!
Original Lyrics:
Automotive incinerate.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have a hurricane,
listen to yourself churn
Original Lyrics:
Eye of a hurricane,
listen to yourself churn
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the end of the world - Eskimo it!
Original Lyrics:
It's the end of the world as we know it.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I can't drive.
Original Lyrics:
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the end of the world as with Noah
Original Lyrics:
It's the end of the world as we know it
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay an egg, Birdstein.
Original Lyrics:
Leonard Bernstein
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lech Walensa coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lector wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Left of west and coming in a hurry
with the flurries breathing down your neck
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
with the furies breathing down your neck
Editor's note: This is a disputed line; some lyric sites have "Left her, wasn't coming..." whereas others have "Left of west and coming...". So until I see the liner notes of the album, or Michael Stipe himself can enunciate the line, I'm leaving it like this.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce and Lester Banks
or
Lenny Bruce in birthday pants
or
Lenny Bruce in birthday pants
Original Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not a fray.
Original Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not a man
or
Lenny Bruce is not a prey
or
Lenny Bruce is not a prey
Original Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not afraid
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not his name.
Original Lyrics:
Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leprechauns are coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lester Bangs coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lester Flatt was comin' in a hurry with the fury breathin' down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lester Wester, coming in a hurry
With the beer, he's breathing down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't and coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lester is a comin' in a hurry with the beer
He's breathing down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lester was a Kermit in a hurry with a beer, he's breathing down your neck
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nixon was a terminator.
Hurry with the beer
He's breathing down your neck.
Original Lyrics:
Left her, wasn't coming
In a hurry with the furies
Breathing down your neck.
R.E.M.'s, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Six o'clock, TV hour, Donkey Kong for Atari
Original Lyrics:
Six o'clock, TV hour, don't get caught in foreign tower.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes on aeroplanes
Original Lyrics:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes an aeroplane
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake,
Virgin snakes and aeroplanes
Original Lyrics:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes an aeroplane
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
The other night I dreamt a nice continental drift divide.
Mountain, Saint Edelite.
Original Lyrics:
The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide.
Mountains sit in a line.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tie my hands some time alone.
Original Lyrics:
It's time I had some time alone.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time I have some Tylenol
Original Lyrics:
It's time I had some time alone
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time has to move along.
Original Lyrics:
It's time I had some time alone.
Sung in the background during the chorus.
REM's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time to serve your own needs.
Original Lyrics:
Don't misserve your own needs.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walking in uniform, Put Berny plugmatic,
every motive escalate, auto motor siner, eh!
Light a candle, Light a motor,
step down step down,
Watching Neil crush crush, uh-oh,
this means no beer, cavalier,
really can't stear clear,
turn em in, turn em in, turn em into flies
Original Lyrics:
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive.
Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh,
this means no fear cavalier.
Renegade steer clear!
A tournament, tournament, a tournament of lies.
R.E.M's, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I guess it started with earthquakes,
burges of snakes and airplanes
Original Lyrics:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes an aeroplane
R.E.M's, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Donald Trump
Original Lyrics:
baffled, trumped
R.E.M.'s, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Six o'clock TV hour, cotton candy porno hour
Original Lyrics:
Six o'clock, TV hour, don't get caught in foreign tower.
R.E.M.'s, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's great it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes and earthquake
or
Birds and snakes and airplane
Original Lyrics:
That's great it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes and aeroplane
REM's, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a nerd, Bernstein!
Original Lyrics:
Leonard Bernstein!

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