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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 Pink Houses 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.

John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cuz the simple man baby pays for the bills,
the bills, the bills that kill
Original Lyrics:
'Cuz the simple man baby pays for the thrills,
the bills, and the pills that kill
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he looks at her and says,
"Hey darlin', I can remember when
you could stop a block."
Original Lyrics:
And he looks at her and says,
"Hey darlin', I can remember when
you could stop a clock."
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he looks at us and says: hey darling
I can remember when you could carve a block.
Original Lyrics:
And he looks at her and says: hey darling
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
And vacation down in Tacoma makes it cool.
Original Lyrics:
And vacation down in the Gulf of Mexico.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
But a Superman baby pays the tills,
The belts, the pews that kill
or
But the simpleton man baby pays the 'fills,
The bills, the dues that care
or
But the simpleton man baby pays the 'fills,
The bills, the dues that care
Original Lyrics:
'Cuz the simple man baby pays for the thrills,
The bills and the pills that kill
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cousin told me when I was younger
Original Lyrics:
'Cause they told me when I was younger
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go to work and somehow rise
And vacation down at Togoa, Mexico
Original Lyrics:
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go to work in the sun hot rise and vacation down in Gold Man's Cove
Original Lyrics:
Go to work in some high rise and vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hate that America
Original Lyrics:
Ain't that America
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's got an estate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks his God is so good.
Original Lyrics:
He's got [an] interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks he's got it so good.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could start a flood.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could starve a block.
Original Lyrics:
I rcan emember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could starve a flower.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could starve a fly.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a plow.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a plow.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could slop a hog.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could start a blog.
Original Lyrics:
I remember when you could stop a clock.
Editor's note: However, blogs did not exist when this song was made!!
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could starve a flower
or
I remember when you could start with flour
or
I remember when you could start with flour
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could start with flour
Original Lyrics:
And he looks at her and says: hey darling I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could starve a crowd
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could starve a fly.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could starve a glove.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember when you could stuff a block.
Original Lyrics:
I can remember when you could stop a clock.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a stable through his front jow
or
In a stable through his front chow
or
Interstate going through his front 'ciao'.
Original Lyrics:
Interstate running through his front yard.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little brick houses for you and me
Original Lyrics:
Little pink houses for you and me
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little pigs and cows-es
For you and me
Original Lyrics:
Little pink houses
For you and me
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little pink trousers for you and me.
Original Lyrics:
Little pink houses for you and me.
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Livin' in a bland neighborhood
Original Lyrics:
Livin' in a black neighborhood
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Living in a blind mans world
Original Lyrics:
Living in a black neighborhood
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Living where blind men hurled
Original Lyrics:
Living in a black neighbourhood
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a black man
With the black hair
Living in a blind man's home
Original Lyrics:
There's a black man
With a black cat
Living in a black neighborhood
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a blind man with a black cap
Living in a bland neighbourhood
He's got an inner sanctum runnin' from his front porch
You know, he think, that His God is so cool
Original Lyrics:
There's a black man with a black cat
Living in a black neighbourhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know, he think, that he's got it so good
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' the every day slobs
And he looks at her and says: 'Hey Donna, I can remember when you could stop a truck.'
Original Lyrics:
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evening slop
And he looks at her and says: 'Hey darling, I can remember when you could stop a clock.'
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a young man and a teacher,
Listening to a rotten roll station
Original Lyrics:
There's a young man in a T-shirt,
Listening to a rockin' rollin' station
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well there's a young man with his teacher
Original Lyrics:
Well there's a young man in a t-shirt
John Mellencamp's, "Pink Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know he thinks he's Daddy's little girl.
Original Lyrics:
You know he thinks he's got it so good.

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