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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 Piano Man 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.

Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he's sittin' with Davy
Who's stealin' the gravy
And probably red beef on rice.
Original Lyrics:
And he's talkin' with Davy
Who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he's sittin' with Davy
Whose hair is quite wavy
And needs to be treated for lice.
Original Lyrics:
And he's sittin' with Davy
Who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
And probably will be polite.
Original Lyrics:
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the piano sounds like a camera
And the night owl sounds like a beer.
Original Lyrics:
And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the piano sounds like an animal.
Original Lyrics:
And the piano sounds like a carnival.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the piano, it sounds like a comic book.
Original Lyrics:
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you've got a spinnet, all right.
Original Lyrics:
And you've got us feelin' all right.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you've got a spirit, that's right.
Original Lyrics:
And you've got us feeling all right.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
As the businessmen slowly explode
Original Lyrics:
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
But it's better than being alone
Original Lyrics:
But it's better than drinking alone
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
He says, 'Son, can you play me a melody?'
Original Lyrics:
He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory?'
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
He says, 'Son, can you play me a melody?
Original Lyrics:
He says, "Son can you play me a memory
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew it complete when I wore a young woman's clothes.
Original Lyrics:
I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sure that I could be a movie star,
If I could get out of Des Plaines
Original Lyrics:
I'm sure that I could be a movie star,
If I could get out of this place.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was sad and sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore another man's clothes.
Original Lyrics:
It was sad and sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was sad and sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a young woman's clothes.
Original Lyrics:
But it's sad, and it's sweet, and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
Irregular crowd shuffles in.
Original Lyrics:
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his erotic Aunt Jen.
Original Lyrics:
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's nine-o-clock on a Saturday
The regular cloud shuffles in.
Original Lyrics:
It's nine-o-clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Makin' love to his tiny gal Jen.
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to Tawny and Jen
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to Tom at the gym
Original Lyrics:
Makin' love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to his chiny-chin-chin
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to his stomach and chin
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic Aunt Jen.
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic engine
Original Lyrics:
Making love to his tonic and gin
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Man, what a hue to one ear!
Original Lyrics:
Man, what are you doing here?
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song ,you're a Chinese man.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song about the Ghettoland.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song from the Meadowlands.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song of the Yellow Man.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song on the piano, Man
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song you're the piano man
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song on the piano, man.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us the song. You're the piano man.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song yellow Piano Man
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song you're the Piano Man
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song young piano man
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song you're the piano man
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song your the weather man
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song your the piano man
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing us a song, mellow yellow man.
Original Lyrics:
Sing us a song, you're the piano man.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a cannon ball.
Original Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a carnival.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a carnivore.
Original Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a carnival.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a carnivore
Original Lyrics:
The piano sounds like a carnival
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's an old man sittin' next to me
Makin' love to his toxic engine
Original Lyrics:
There's an old man sittin' next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to Tony and Jim
Original Lyrics:
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tommy-cat, Jim.
Original Lyrics:
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
They play the guitar and put bread in my jar.
Original Lyrics:
They sit at the bar and put bread in my jar.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tom is a realistic novelist
Original Lyrics:
Tom is a real estate novelist
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, we're all in the mood for a Melanie.
Original Lyrics:
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, we're out in the moon for a melody.
Original Lyrics:
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I wore a young woman's clothes
Original Lyrics:
When I wore a younger man's clothes
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I wore another man's clothes.
Original Lyrics:
When I wore a younger man's clothes.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I wore the young women's clothes.
Original Lyrics:
When I wore a younger man's clothes.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got a spirit alright.
Original Lyrics:
You've got us feelin' alright.

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