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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 New York City Cops 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.

The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here in the streets of 'Merican nights
Original Lyrics:
Here in the streets so mechanised
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here in the streets of American nights.
Original Lyrics:
Here in the streets so mechanized
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here in the streets, I'm Mack the Knife
or
Here in the streets of Mecca-night
or
Here in the streets of Mecca-night
Original Lyrics:
Here in the streets so mechanised
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honey I like flowers but you just like dirt
or
Honey I like Wally but you just like Turks
or
Honey I like Wally but you just like Turks
Original Lyrics:
They act like Romans, but they dress like Turks
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lemurs in the bedroom
She said, 'Time to go down.'
Original Lyrics:
Nina's in the bedroom
She said, 'Time to go now.'
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York City cops
New York City cops
New York City cops
They make you smile.
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
New York City cops
New York City cops
They ain't so smart.
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York City girls
New York City girls
New York City girls
They are to smile.
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
New York City cops
New York City cops
They ain't so smart.
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York synagogue
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
They act like walrus but they dress like Turks.
Original Lyrics:
They act like Romans but they dress like Turks.
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
They dress like Ron Wood
But they act like tarts
Original Lyrics:
They dress like Romans
But they act like Turks.
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
We don't sit in cars
We don't sit in cars
We don't sit in cars
That ain't so smart.
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
New York City cops
New York City cops
They ain't so smart.
Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
We like Santa Claus.
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops

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