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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 Rattlesnakes 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.

Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
A girl need a Gomez Daisy
On account of thoes rattlesnakes.
Original Lyrics:
A girl needs a gun these days
On account of thoes rattlesnakes.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her heart's like crazy ladies
Upside-down and back again.
Original Lyrics:
Her heart's like crazy paving
Upside-down and back to front.
Misheard Lyrics:
Her hearts hearts like crazy peelin'.
Original Lyrics:
Her hearts hearts like crazy pavement.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her never-born child humps her now
Original Lyrics:
Her never-born child haunts her now
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jodie never sleeps 'cause there are always needles in the hand.
Original Lyrics:
Jodie never sleeps 'cause there are always needles in the hay.
Misheard Lyrics:
Jody was all high and low and has a train fo fix dees.
Original Lyrics:
Jody wears a hat, although it hasn't rained for six days.
Misheard Lyrics:
She looks like Leema Geeson.
or
She looks like Y'ves Marie Saint.
Original Lyrics:
She looks like Eva Saint Marie in 'On the Waterfront'.
Misheard Lyrics:
She looks like Verna Greasepaint
Down on the waterfront
Original Lyrics:
She looks like Eva-Marie Saint
In "On the Waterfront"
Misheard Lyrics:
She tries her luck with the tropical ease
Out of boredom, more inspired.
Original Lyrics:
She tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's oblivious to spiders, oh.
Original Lyrics:
She's oblivious, despite herself.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's oblivious to spiders.
Original Lyrics:
She's oblivious, despite herself.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's obvious to spiders now.
Original Lyrics:
She's obvious, despite herself.
Tori Amos', "Rattlesnakes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's obvious, despite herself
Original Lyrics:
She's oblivious, despite herself
The original Lloyd Cole song says obvious despite herself. Tori made the mistake during a demo and liked it and it stuck as oblivious. So here's a good instance of a misheard lyric becoming correct by being recorded by another artist.

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