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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 Shaft 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.

Isaac Hayes', "Shaft"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's a carpet cleaning man
Original Lyrics:
He's a complicated man
Funny thing was my brother has an odd-ball friend who worked as a late night janitor who performed carpet cleaning as one of his jobs. We thought of him as a sort of "John Shaft" because of this.

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