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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 Sitting Still 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.

R.E.M's, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sitting on top of the Burger King, don't waste your time sitting still.
or
Sitting on top of the big hill, wasting time sitting still.
Original Lyrics:
Setting trap for love, making a waste of time, sitting still.
R.E.M.'s, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up to par
Katie bar the kitchen door
But not me in.
Original Lyrics:
Up to buy
Katie buys a kitchen-size
But not Mae Ann.
'Katie bar the door' is an old Southern expression meaning 'watch out , trouble ahead!'
R.E.M.'s, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up to par
Katie bar the kitchen door
But not me in.
Original Lyrics:
Up to buy
Katie buys a kitchen-size
But not Mae-Ann.
R.E.M.'s, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up to powder, Katie visor, kitchen seismonomic [sic] in,
Sitting trifle up the key, wastin' time sitting still...
Original Lyrics:
Nobody really knows.
R.E.M's, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can gather throw-up bins
Original Lyrics:
We can gather, throw a fit
R.E.M's, "Sitting Still"
Misheard Lyrics:
We could vomit in the sink.
We could gather, throw up beer.
Melt the pie, Katie grinds the dishes as the nightmare ends.
Original Lyrics:
We could bind it in a cist.
We could gather throw a fit.
Up to buy, Katie buys a kitchen-size, but not Mae Ann.

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