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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 Once In A Lifetime 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.

Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it tastes no fun
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you can taste gold pie
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Into the blue again, after the bodies fall.
Original Lyrics:
Into the blue again, after the money's gone.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Into the blue again, after the mighty storm
Original Lyrics:
Into the blue again, after the money's gone.
Sarah Brightman's, "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me down in
To pools of sand
Wipe like leather on my skin.
Original Lyrics:
Let me dive in
To pools of sin
Wet black leather on my skin.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
At the water hole go down.
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Water's flowing out your ears.
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Letting the trains go by
Let the water hold me up.
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Never quarter hoagie down.
Original Lyrics:
Let the water hold me down.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Salem it ever was.
Original Lyrics:
Same as it ever was.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Satan's the devil, boys
Satan's the devil, boys.
Original Lyrics:
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was.
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful light
Original Lyrics:
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
You may find yourself living in a shat-on shack
Original Lyrics:
You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
You may find yourself living in a shut down shack
Original Lyrics:
You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
Talking Heads', "Once in a Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Having a disco fight
In the water moblie
Original Lyrics:
Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down.
Talking Heads', "Once in a Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Into the blue of day
Original Lyrics:
Into the blue again
Talking Heads', "Once in a Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time is an asterisk.
Original Lyrics:
Time isn't after us.
Talking Heads', "Once in a Lifetime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Under the water, carry the water
Original Lyrics:
Remove the water, carry the water

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