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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 Living Years 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.

Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every generation blends the one before
And all of their frustrations competing on your door.
Original Lyrics:
Every generation blames the one before
And all of their frustrations come beating on your door.
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every technician
Blames the one before.
Original Lyrics:
Every generation
Blames the one before.
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my father Hansel did
Original Lyrics:
I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my father held so dear
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say it loud, say it clear
You can hear some as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see are to why.
Original Lyrics:
Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye.
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say it loud
Say it can
Original Lyrics:
Say it loud
Say it clear
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
So don't yield to the virtues
You sometimes see his faith.
Original Lyrics:
So don't yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate.
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Talking in Depends
Original Lyrics:
Talking in defense
Mike + The Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
To admit we don't say I do I
Original Lyrics:
To admit we don't see eye to eye
Mike + the Mechanics', "The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can whistle as well as you hear
Original Lyrics:
You can listen as well as you hear

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