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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 Ship of Fools 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.

Erasure's, "Ship of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
Did we not say all this s*** before?
Original Lyrics:
Do we not sail on a ship of fools?
Grateful Dead's, "Ship of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
I once laid for beggar's pay
Likewise golden Jews
But I'd slave to learn the ways
Original Lyrics:
I won't slave for beggar's pay
Likewise gold and jewels
Erasure's, "Ship of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why is life delicious and so cool?
Original Lyrics:
Why is life so precious and so cruel?
Grateful Dead's, "Ship of Fools"
Misheard Lyrics:
With forty ears upon my head to have you call me child.
Original Lyrics:
With thirty years upon my head to have you call me child.

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