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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 Pump Up The Volume 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.

M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Automatic, push button, remote control
Synthetic, genetics, command your soul.
Original Lyrics:
Rhythmic, systemic, and world control,
Magnetic, genetic, commands your soul
Editor's note: This part is disputed; various lyric sites indicate "demands your soul" or "commands your soul"... so until I see the liner notes of the album or a member of this group enunciates the lyrics, I'm leaving it this way.
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Automatic, push button, remote control
Magnetic, genetic, commands your soul.
Original Lyrics:
Rythmic, systemic and world control
Magnetic, genetic, dement your soul.
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boy up the bayou
Boy up the bayou
Boy up the bayou
Original Lyrics:
Pump up the volume
Pump up the volume
Pump up the volume
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bump up the volume, bump up the volume.
Original Lyrics:
Pump up the volume, pump up the volume.
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hit somebody, Hit somebody, Joe man Joe
Magnetic, genetic, to match your soul
Original Lyrics:
Rythmic, systemic and world control
Magnetic, genetic, dement your soul
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pump up the value
Original Lyrics:
Pump up the volume
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rhythmatic systematic world control
Like Lady J to wax your soul.
Original Lyrics:
Rythmic, systemic and world control
Magnetic, genetic, dement your soul.
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rythmatic, systematic, birth control
Original Lyrics:
Rhythmatic, systematic, world control
There are different versions. MARRS redid the samples as part of an elaborate attempt todsiguise the samples for copyright reasons when the lawsuits started flying. Some have the 'automatic push button remote control' lyrics, just as some have the 'watch me!' James Brown sample and others don't. So in fact the 'mishearings' are vaild
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up The Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rythmatic, systematic, birth control
Original Lyrics:
Rhythmatic, systematic, world control
M/A/R/R/S's, "Pump Up the Volume"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bump on the volume
Original Lyrics:
Pump up the volume

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