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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 Teach Your Children 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.

Crosby, Stills, And Nash's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
And so pick on yourself.
Original Lyrics:
And so become yourself.
From the 1994 revival (minus Young).
Crosby Stills, And Nash's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell will slowly go by...
Original Lyrics:
Teach your children well,
Their father's health will slowly go by...
Crosby Stills & Nash's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
Teach your children well,
Their father's health will slowly go by,
And feed them on their dreams
The one they picked, the one you don't like.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.
Original Lyrics:
Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
That you Elmer's Glue by.
Original Lyrics:
That your elders grew by.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
That your elders groove by
Original Lyrics:
That your elders grew by
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
The ones they bitch
Original Lyrics:
The ones they picks
I suspect that the way I heard it may be the way Graham Nash really wrote it, but lyrics got edited along the way to make it more acceptable to broader audiences. "The ones they picks" makes no sense, and "the ones they bitch" kind of does.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
They seek the turf.
Original Lyrics:
They seek the truth.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's, "Teach Your Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
You who are on the road must have a cold
Original Lyrics:
You who are on the road must have a code
Editor's note: This song is credited as by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (since the four of them were together when they recorded/released it, although Nash wrote it).

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